"As the first in my family to receive a college degree, I am deeply committed to providing opportunities for our students to achieve academic, personal, and professional success."
President William A. Covino
Cal State LA
We provide a transformative education that offers boundless opportunities from our location in the heart of Los Angeles. We are ranked number one in the nation for the upward mobility of our students and are dedicated to engagement and service for the public good. Our outstanding, award-winning faculty have been recognized for their teaching, scholarship, and commitment to our students.
The University is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.
WellBeingU is a nationally recognized model for improving the inner and physical well-being of students by providing vital behavioral health services, resources and basic needs.
Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
The center leads Cal State LA’s initiatives and programs that serve, enrich and transform our communities as part of the University’s dedication to engagement and service for the public good.
Academic Senate's Distinguished Lecture on Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
The Academic Senate dedicates one meeting per academic year to a presentation by a distinguished lecturer underscoring Cal State LA's commitment to engagement and service for the public good.
The President’s Council is comprised of accomplished business and civic leaders who help strengthen the University’s role as a premier public comprehensive university.
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) designated Cal State LA as an educational anchor institution in recognition of the University's efforts to work with communities to uplift and transform economies and social well-being across the region.
Renowned educator and social justice advocate Sal Castro awarded posthumous honorary doctorate
The late Sal Castro, a renowned teacher, education reformer and social justice activist, was awarded a posthumous honorary doctorate during Commencement. His wife Charlotte Lerchenmuller accepted the honor on his behalf.