CSUnity 2019 focused on preparing participants to be effective leaders and advocates on issues impacting CSU students. Sunday included sessions, led by experts in their field, informing and engaging participants on issues they will likely face during the academic year. Monday provided a unique opportunity for campus delegations to speak directly to CSU system decision-makers to learn more about the area, share their concerns, and begin to develop a plan to address these critical issues.

CSUnity 2018

Speakers & Workshops

Hosted at California State University, Fullerton
August 11-12, 2019


General Session Speakers

CSUnity 2019 kicked off with welcomes from CSU Fullerton Associated Students Inc. (ASI) President Aaron Aguilar, 2019/2020 CSSA Vice President of University Affairs, Wonuola Olagunju, and 2019/2020 CSSA President, Michael Wiafe.  Each gave speeches about the gravity of the opportunity to work with students leaders from across the 23 California State University campuses and the importance of their voices in discussions with systemwide policymakers and leaders.


Aaron Aguilar
President, Associated Students Inc.
California State University, Fullerton


Wonuola Olagunju
Vice President of University Affairs
Cal State Student Association


Michael Wiafe
Cal State Student Association

On the opening morning of the conference CSSA Assistant Director of Student Engagement, Brandon Tsubaki, spoke to the over 200 audience members about CSUnity and the imperative role of students in policymaking.  They also outlined the event and gave words of encouragement to those who had not attended a conference like this before.


Brandon Tsubaki
CSSA Asst Director of Student Engagement


Sunday included sessions, led by experts in their field, informing and engaging participants on issues students will likely face during the academic year.  Below are a list of the workshops and extra materials provided during the presentations and discussions.


IMG_2642April Grommo
Director of Enrollment Management Services
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

The California State University system enrolls over 480,000 students across the 23 campuses. Learn about the admissions process, how campuses serve their local communities, and how they support students when the number of qualified applicants exceed the avaible spaces at a campus. The topics discussed will include impaction, local service and admission areas, local applicant impacted program priority, and redirection of CSU eligible applicants

Workshop Presentation

IMG_2377Linda Hoos
Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (DHR) & Title IX Compliance Officer
California State University

The California State University is one of the most ethnically and racially divers​e university systems in the U.S.​ Most campuses have cultural centers, indentity-based programs, diverse leadership, and a focus on equity, but what does this really mean for CSU students? Learn more about what the CSU is doing to ensure all members of the CSU community thrive in a dynmic enviroment and the role of student advocacy.

IMG_2377Michael Wiafe
2019/2020 President
Cal State Student Association

CSSA serves California State University (CSU) students, advocates for student interests, and engages students in public higher education policy making.