CSU Leader
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Vol. 12, No. 19, October 10, 2013

Taking the Lead in Mental Health Awareness

Cal State Long Beach was one of 22 CSU campuses that held a candlelight suicide awareness vigil on October 1. Hundreds of paper lanterns with words of encouragement were spread across the Maxson Plaza. (Photo courtesy of Michael Ares, Daily 49er)

Fact: Approximately 1,100 college students die by suicide each year. It is the third leading cause of death among college students.

Suicide is a growing issue among college campuses, and the CSU is initiating programs and activities—from training workshops and suicide awareness campaigns—to better educate the campus community about mental health issues.

Providing Access to Affordable Healthcare

The CSU is supporting efforts to put affordable healthcare into the hands of thousands of Californians by educating the CSU community about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. Under the new health insurance law, many CSU students, families and staff members will be eligible for either no-cost, public insurance under the newly expanded Medi-Cal program, or heavily discounted (subsidized) private insurance purchased through a new government entity known as Covered California. More.

Bridging Cultures at the CSU

The CSU is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and campus unity on each of its 23 universities. With the help of student-run organizations, the CSU is building an educational, cultural and social framework that allows each student to take what they learn from other cultures and apply it towards academic, social and career success. More.

Cal State San Bernardino’s Association of Latino Faculty, Staff and Students


CSU Voices & Views

Featured Post: We’ll Miss You, Dr. Mehas

President Castro looks on as Trustee Mehas addresses a Fresno State gathering

Fresno State President Castro speaks about the loss of Dr. Peter G. Mehas, one of the most distinguished CSU leaders who dedicated his life to education at all levels.

Campus Tweets

@calpolypomona: We did it, everyone! $76,932 raised in 36 hours. Thanks for supporting educational opportunities for our students owl.li/prLcn

@CSU_CI: CI President Testifies Before California Assembly Committee on Higher Ed bit.ly/1ah5rxL

@chicostate: School of Education awarded $1.2M @USedgov grant to train future teachers to work with students with disabilities ow.ly/pC6i1

@SDSUBookstore: Thank you, Aztecs! Your @NatlStudentDay support has enabled us to donate 14,298 pounds of food to #aztecsrockhunger. That's 9,520 meals!

@csunorthridge: Thanks to Dennis and Carrie DeYoung for their $25K planned gift supporting business and economics scholarships. @COBAECSUN#CSUN

@calpoly: Cal Poly's Wine & Viticulture program is growing and has become an official department within CAFES! bit.ly/18wiEC3

CSU Federal Relations Blog

Featured Post: Chancellor Visits Policymakers, Alumni in DC

Chancellor White also joined more than 200 fellow CSU alumni in the DC area for networking and socializing at Back to College Night on Capitol Hill.


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