ASSOCIATED STUDENTS, INC.
Athletics Supporters / Inducted Oct. 15, 2015
Associated Students, Inc., (ASI) has maintained a long partnership with Cal State Fullerton Athletics, not only providing financial resources for the department, but serving as a representative of the entire student body, supporting student-athletes at athletic events throughout the academic year.
For decades, the department has received student fees and Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) funds that finance student-athlete scholarships, travel, as well as building and maintaining facilities.
Outside of funding, ASI has been a constant backer at athletic events for several eras, serving as the bridge between athletics and the general student body and promoting Titan Pride. ASI has supported the Titan Tusk Force which provides a strong sense of campus unity, pride, and identity with CSUF achieving this through spirit events, tailgates, Titan Rewards Games and Homecoming Week.
In the spring of 2014, the Student Success Initiative was passed, becoming arguably the most significant event in Titan Athletics history. ASI supported the passing of the Student Success Initiative, which not only provides funding for athletics but serves student needs throughout the entire campus and will leave a long-lasting effect on Titan Athletics.
In its second year of implementation, the Student Success Initiative will generate $1.9 million for student-athlete scholarships and $2.2 million for facility enhancement. All athletic teams will now be fully-funded in scholarships and aging facilities and capital projects will be given much-needed attention. The lighting project that illuminated the intramural fields has already been completed.
Associated Students, Inc., has been a significant partner in helping achieve the 158 percent increase in student attendance at athletic events from 2013-14 to 2014-15. Also, the funding has helped maintain and improve athletic facilities while also assisting operating budgets for recruiting, travel and staffing.