|California State University, Fullerton|
|Motto:||Vox Veritas Vita|
(Latin: "Voice, Truth and Life")
|President:||Dr. Milton A. Gordon|
|Students:||37,130 (Fall 2007)|
|Location:||Fullerton, California, USA|
|Campus:||Urban, 236 acres (955,000 m²)|
|Former names:||Orange County State College|
Orange State College
California State College at Fullerton
|Colors:||Blue and White|
|Mascot:||Tuffy the Titan|
|Affiliations:||California State University system; Big West Conference (NCAA Division I)|
California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is currently the largest California State University campus. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Milton Gordon may refer to Milton Gordon (sociologist, American sociologist Milton A A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" Fullerton is a City located in northern Orange County, California, United States. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a The Big West Conference ( BWC) is an NCAA -affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A (now known as Division I FBS Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a The University is located in the city of Fullerton, in Orange County. Fullerton is a City located in northern Orange County, California, United States. Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States.
In 1957, Cal State Fullerton became the twelfth State College in California to be authorized by the State Legislature as a degree granting institution. The following year, a site was designated for the campus to be established in northeast Fullerton. The property was purchased in 1959. This is the same year that Dr. William B. Langsdorf was appointed as the founding president of the school. Dr William B Langsdorf was the founding president of California State University, Fullerton.
The University was originally named Orange County State College. Classes began with 452 students in September, 1959. The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The name of the school was changed to Orange State College in July 1962. In 1964, the name of the school was changed for a second time to California State College at Fullerton. In June 1972, the final name change occurred and the school became California State University, Fullerton.
On July 12, 1976, Edward Charles Allaway, a paranoid schizophrenic campus janitor, shot nine people, killing seven, in the University Library (now the Pollak Library) on the Cal State Fullerton campus. Edward Charles Allaway was a former custodian who worked at the California State University Fullerton. Schizophrenia ( from the Greek roots schizein (σχίζειν "to split" and phrēn 
Today, the University is growing rapidly. The Performing Arts Center was built in January 2006, while the Student Recreation Center and Steven G. Mihaylo Hall are slated for completion in 2008. Since 1963, the curriculum has expanded to include lower-division work and many graduate programs, as well as numerous credential and certificate programs.
During the fall 2007 semester, Cal State Fullerton continues to have the highest enrollment of the 23 California State University campuses with an enrollment of over 37,000 students. History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a  It is the second largest university in the state of California, second in enrollment only to UCLA. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United
Beginning in August 2007, CSUF celebrated 50 years. Year-long celebration information and event photos are available online at the 50th Anniversary website, as well as a photo gallery from past decades. Although the University was established in 1957, the first students were not admitted until 1959. The twenty-fifth anniversary of the university actually was celebrated in 1984, twenty-five years after the first students were admitted.
The choice of the elephant as the University’s mascot, dubbed Tuffy the Titan, dates to the early 1960s when the campus hosted "The First Intercollegiate Elephant Race in Human History. Elephants ( family: Elephantidae) are large land Mammals of the order Proboscidea. The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common " The May 11th event attracted 10,000 spectators, 15 pachyderm entrants, a telegram from Richard M. Nixon, and worldwide news coverage. The Associated Press rated the story among the top 10 for 1962. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio
Cal State Fullerton was built on the site of former citrus groves and bounded on the east-side by the 57 Freeway, built in honor of 1957 opening and to provide transportation to the campus. State Route 57 (SR 57 also known as the Orange Freeway, is a major north-south State highway in the Greater Los Angeles Area of the U The campus is located just on the outskirts of the urban area of northeast Fullerton, bordered by State College Blvd (vertically adjacent to downtown Anaheim near Disneyland) and Nutwood Ave. Busstops for OCTA public transit are located on both State College and Nutwood, as well as nearby Placentia Ave. The Orange County Transportation Parallel to State College is Commonwealth Ave, which leads to the closest suburban residential areas near the campus and a host of grocery stores and fast food restaurants along East Chapman Ave. Within a urban area there is a tendency for land uses to Aggregate.
Although established in the 1950s, much of the construction took place in the late 1960s, under the supervision of noted artist and architect Howard van Heuklyn, who gave the campus a striking, futuristic architecture (buildings like the Pollak Library south, Titan Shops, Humanities, McCarthy Hall). The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Futurist architecture (or Futurism) began as an early-20th century form of architecture characterized by anti-historicism This was in response to the numerous Googie buildings in the Fullerton community. Googie, also known as populuxe or doo-wop, is a subdivision of Futurist architecture, influenced by car culture and the Space Age The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Collection in the Pollak Library is a special collection at Fullerton. Philip Kindred Dick (December 16 – March 2) was an American Science fiction Novelist and Short story Writer.
The campus also is home to the renowned Fullerton Arboretum, located in the north part of the campus. The Fullerton Arboretum is a 10 ha (26 acre Botanical garden with a collection of plants from around the world located on the northeast corner of the California State It has gained nationwide fame in recent years for Arboretum's highly successful efforts in breeding the Titan Arum plant, which the school has been sponsoring in honor of its sports team, the Titans. The titan arum or Amorphophallus titanum (from Ancient Greek amorphos, "without form misshapen" + phallos, " Penis As of 2006, the Arboretum has been successful in producing four blooming specimens. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Arboretum is also known for its collection of rare trees from across the world, its extensive water gardens which are home to dozens of turtles and exotic waterfowl. Turtles are Reptiles of the Order Testudines (all living turtles belong to the Crown group Chelonia) most of See also UK Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust USA Ducks Unlimited The Heritage House is located at the Fullerton Arboretum; it's an immaculately-preserved Victorian-styled farm house built in 1894 by a local doctor, George Clark, and relocated to its current 26 acre (105,000 m²) preserve in 1972. Year 1894 ( MDCCCXCIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
As the campus began to grow, at least one portion of the campus has been under construction since 1972. Since 1993, the campus has added the College Park Building, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, University Hall, Titan Student Union, the Student Recreation Center, the Nutwood Parking Structure, the State College Parking Structure, the Dan Black Laboratory Center, The Performing Arts Center West, Phase II Housing, the Grand Central Art Center , Pollak Library North, and the satellite Irvine campus.
In addition, the Fullerton Marriott is a full-service hotel opened in 1989 on the southeast corner of the main campus in a project involving the Marriott Corporation, the city of Fullerton and the University. A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis The CSUF Titan Shops is renowned within the campus bookstore circuit for its innovation in rental books, electronic books, and sales from educationally priced Apple Computer and Dell products, including software. Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics The multinational technology company Dell Inc develops manufactures sells and supports Personal computers and other computer-related products Online at www.titanbookstore.com It was the first campus bookstore to begin a textbook rental system as a way of cutting costs to students.
Cal State Fullerton's academic departments and programs are organized into 8 colleges:
The 2008 Princeton Review's Best 290 Business Schools publication highlighted Cal State Fullerton's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.  The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is the largest accredited business school in the state of California and the fifth largest in the United States.  Also, Cal State Fullerton is ranked #1 on the west coast for musical theater and ranked #8 in the nation overall.
Due to the high volume of applicants, the University's Office of Admissions and Records has maintained an impaction plan since Fall 2004. The campus uses a higher eligibility index cut-off point as a basis for the acceptance of students outside of the local area. 
Cal State Fullerton participates in the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The Big West Conference ( BWC) is an NCAA -affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A (now known as Division I FBS They have 12 national championships in seven different sports. (1970, Women's NIT Basketball; 1971, 1972, 1974 Men's Gymnastics; 1971 Cross country team; 1973 Women's Fencing; 1979, Women's Gymnastics; 1979, 1984, 1995, 2004 Baseball; 1986; Softball)
The Sports Complex is a multipurpose stadium created in conjunction with the Fullerton Marriott and the City of Fullerton. The complex provides a 10,000-seat stadium, the Goodwin Baseball Field that seats more than 4,000, two lighted softball diamonds and a lighted track. The Titan Gymnasium can hold about 4,000 people for the school's home basketball (men’s and women’s), wrestling, women’s gymnastics and women’s volleyball events. It also holds an outdoor swimming complex, racquetball courts, weight-training facilities, a gymnastics practice facility, facilities for wrestling, fencing rooms, and dance studios.
Baseball is Cal State Fullerton's strongest athletic program; the Titans have won four national championships in the College World Series since 1979 and are consistently rated among the nation's elite baseball programs. The College World Series or CWS is a Baseball Tournament held in Omaha Nebraska that is the culmination of the NCAA Division I Baseball It is the home of four-time NCAA Men's Baseball College World Series champions, 1979, 1984, 1995, and 2004. The College World Series or CWS is a Baseball Tournament held in Omaha Nebraska that is the culmination of the NCAA Division I Baseball The 1979 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha NE from June 1 to June 8. The 1984 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha NE from June 1 to June 10. The 1995 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha NE from June 2 to June 10. The 2004 College World Series was held June 18 through 28, 2004 in Omaha Nebraska. Home games are played on campus at Goodwin Field. Goodwin Field is a Stadium in Fullerton California. It is primarily used for Baseball, and is the home field of the four time champion Cal State The team is currently coached by Dave Serrano. Dave Serrano is the current head coach of the Cal State Fullerton baseball team As of the end of the 2007 season, there had been 43 MLB players that have also played for the school. The 2007 Major League Baseball season was the 107th since the initial co-existence of the American and National Leagues It began on April 1
In 1978, the Men's Basketball team - coached by Bob Dye - made it to the Elite 8 in basketball in the NCAA Tournament and were considered the year's Cinderella story as a #7 seed (out of 8). The term Elite Eight refers to the final eight teams in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship or the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship. The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the The team defeated New Mexico at Tempe, AZ, and then defeated USF before losing to Arkansas in regionals at Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fullerton was led by Greg Bunch, a CSUF Hall of Famer. Since then, the team has been to the NIT three times. In 2008, the team finished the season 24-9, defeated UC Irvine 81-66 in the Big West Conference Championship. They qualified for their second NCAA tournament (first in 30 years), where they faced the (#3) Wisconsin Badgers as a #14 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, losing the game 71-58. The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team is a NCAA Division I College basketball team competing in the Big Ten Conference.
The CSU Fullerton Football program, discontinued in 1992, set NCAA Division 1-A records for most fumbles (73) in a single season and Most Fumbles Lost (41) in a single season. Several Titans moved on to the NFL, including NY Giants standout Mark Collins. It also produced three remarkable Canadian Football League players: Mike Pringle who is the league's all-time leading rusher, Damon Allen, the league's all-time leading passer and the CFL's all-time leading passer, and Allen Pitts, the league's all-time leading receiver. The Canadian Football League (CFL ( Ligue canadienne de football (LCF in Mike Pringle (born October 1, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional Canadian and American football Damon Allen (born July 29, 1963 in San Diego California) is a former professional Quarterback in the Canadian Football League, most Allen Pitts (born June 28, 1964 in Tucson Arizona) was a receiver for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League from It is also noteworthy that there is a current effort, including a petition, to reinstate the football team.
The Dance Team that performs at games is also successful at the competitive level. From 2000-06 they have won the Universal Dance AssociationNational Championship for 6 out of 7 years.
Because of the proximity to Long Beach State, the schools are considered rivals. California State University Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSU Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU The rivalry is especially heated when it comes to baseball with Long Beach State also having a competitive college baseball program. College baseball is Baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of Higher education, predominantly in the United States. This of one of few sports where at least two teams from the Big West Conference appear in the NCAA national tournament.
Fight on, Titans
Fight on Titans, All in the Game!
Fight on Titans Glory and Fame!
Fight team fight and play with all your might!
'Tis for the mighty Titans, fight, fight!
Now we're out to conquer or die!
Win you Titans, hear our battle cry!
Never give in, fight them and win for dear old Fullerton!
Near the center of a campus lays a scale replica of Michaelangelo's David that lays broken. David is a Masterpiece of Renaissance Sculpture sculpted by Michelangelo from 1501 to 1504 It was brought onto campus by a professor in 1988 after the statue had broken apart during the 1987 Whittier-Narrows earthquake. Its original meaning was intended to be "no man-made structure can withstand the power of nature. However, its upwards-facing buttocks is softly rubbed in a clock-wise motion by student for general good luck. 
Every Fall, three tons of faux snow are dumped into the campus quad and students are welcome to the paradoxical California sun and wintry surroundings. 
There is a fairly large population of rabbits that inhabit northeastern portion of campus that appear during the night. It is tradition for lovelorn students to touch the ears or tails of the rabbits, although the suburban rabbits are particularly elusive. This is said to make the object of a person's affection reciprocate that sentiment.
Cal State Fullerton has on-campus housing available to students in the form of co-ed residence halls with apartment-style suites. There are two sections, or "phases" to the housing complex. Phase I consists of double-occupancy suites in which there are three bedrooms, with two students to each bedroom. Phase II consists of single-occupancy suites in which there are four bedrooms, with each student getting his or her own room. Because each suite has a fully-functioning kitchen, there is no meal plan or cafeteria.  The Resident Student Association (RSA) is the student government of the residence halls. RSA sponsors a wide variety of programs and looks to the residents for ideas for improving on-campus living.
Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) of California State University, Fullerton is a non-profit organization that acts as the governing student body on campus.  It supports, funds, and sponsors many of the functions and groups. Many members of ASI act as students representatives and advocates for the campus and the CSU system. The organization has also built and maintains many of portions of the campus.
The Titan Student Union, a program of Associated Students, CSUF, Inc. , serves as a primary gathering place on the campus of Cal State Fullerton. The Titan Student Union serves as a unifying force for the campus community by providing a center for social, cultural, and intellectual activities. The TSU’s wide array of programs and services gives it recognition as the “home away from home” for many Cal State Fullerton students. The Titan Student Union is governed by a student-majority board, which develops policies on issues ranging from operating hours to services offered.
In the spring semester of 2008, Associated Students, Inc. , opened the Student Recreation Center, a $40. 6-million, two-story, 95,000-square-foot facility created for recreational purposes (as opposed to academic and NCAA competition). It consists of a 15,000 square-foot gym, a rock wall, a multimedia cardio room, indoor track, outdoor pools, and biometric hand-print entry scanners.
Associated Students, Inc. , funds a day-care center that is in the midst of major construction. The facility was created to aid student-parents as well as campus faculty and staff.
There are over 150 recognized clubs and organizations on campus. There are also 17 councils to represent the interests of certain groups, including eight councils for each academic college.
Due to its placement in suburban Fullerton and a cautious campus design, the Fullerton campus has a very low incidence of crime.
The campus is monitored at all hours by a State of California Police Station with a juridstiction solely designated for the university.
The Community Service Officers (CSOs) are civilian student assistants that are employees of the University Police Department. The program is overseen by a sworn Police Officer with the rank of Corporal and is an essential component of the Administrations Division of the University Police Department. CSOs are tasked with such duties as securing buildings, unlocking doors for classes, bookstore loss prevention, traffic control, campus patrols, and many other duties.
The escort service provided by the CSOs is for members of the campus community (students, faulty/staff, and visitors) who are in fear for their safety when walking alone at night on campus to or from their car or classroom.
Cal State Fullerton's Irvine Campus was established in Fall 2002 to provide a convenient location for students who live and work in southern Orange County. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Irvine Campus includes a Titan Student Union, various student support services, and has grown tremendously since 2002. Other campus satellites include the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center and facilities at the Irvine Spectrum. Founded in 1869 Santa Ana ( is the most populous city in Orange County California and is the County seat and a city of about 353184 people. Garden Grove is a city located in northern Orange County, California, United States. The Irvine Spectrum Center is an outdoor mall on the south-east edge of Irvine, California, centered on a large Edwards 21 Cinemas movie theater
Fullerton has many notable alumni and faculty. For greater information, see People associated with California State University, Fullerton