The College Experience:
01 | Opportunities for Involvement Flourish at Fullerton
More than 250 clubs, fraternities and sororities, and multicultural organizations operate on campus. Leadership roles abound throughout these organizations, but their apex is Associated Students CSUF, Inc. (ASI), the student government, whose members administer an annual multi-million dollar budget covering recreational sports, the Titan Student Union, the Children's Center, and the university conference center. These elected representatives devote hours a week to the task in addition to academic and work responsibilities, but they, like the leaders of CSUF's other extracurricular organizations, find the experience a great preparation for their post-graduate lives.
Heath Reithman, a three-time AS president in the 1990s, says the position "helped provide me with good leadership skills, improved my speaking ability, and taught me how to manage a budget. I became successful in business much earlier than most people get a chance to."
Former AS President John Beisner, now CSUF's Director of Risk Management, said the experience "gave me a lot of confidence in casting a vision and accomplishing that vision. I can go into a new situation and have the confidence to know how to create a plan, vision, or strategy, and how to achieve it.”
“Learning more about the university and really feeling like I am an active participant on our campus makes me feel like I am giving something back,” says political science major Drew Wiley. “I love coming to school here. I’ve been involved in so many different things and that’s where I’ve met my closest friends.”