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Office of Government, Legislative, and Community Relations

This office provides support to the university community with local, state and federal relations matters, including CSULB advocacy, legislative, and constituent issues.

Advocacy @ The Beach

Advocacy @ The Beach brings together a network of volunteer alumni and friends with a commitment to higher education and CSULB. The volunteers (called Advocates) use their considerable power to influence the legislative process that impacts student access, success, and affordability. With the support of volunteers, higher education will continue to be a formidable backbone of the nation's economic prosperity that meets the needs of civil society.


Voter Registration

Your vote counts. Registration information and forms are available online.

Government Resources

Looking for legislative information, visiting the White House, or researching policy? Track legislation of interest, and tap into the vast resources of the State and Federal web sites.

Student Public Service Internships

Students interested in policy, politics, and advocacy will find an array of internship opportunities in California and nationally. Local area legislators are particularly interested in providing internships for CSULB students seeking to perform volunteer public service.

Alumni Speak Out for CSULB

Write to us at to let us know how graduating from CSULB has influenced your life. This is a new HOT spot where you as graduates can be featured.

To inaugurate this column, read a letter from Guy Heston, who points out that
“Here is a disturbing fact that I think is a real eye opener. Among persons 65 and older, California is the 4th most highly educated state; among persons 25 and under we are the 40th. This statistic speaks volumes about our state’s disinvestment in higher education. Because of redistricting and term limits, up to half of the State Assembly is expected to be made up of new members after the November elections. They will need to be educated about the value of CSU to all Californians.”

CSULB Economic Impact Report

CSULB's economic activities generate $2.8 million daily in the region's economy. State appropriations account for only 43 percent of the university's revenue. For every dollar of appropriations income invested in California State University, Long Beach, the university generates another $4.33 in economic activity.

AB 540 On-Line Resource Guide

On October 12, 2001, Governor Gray Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 540 (Stats. 2001, ch. 814) that added a new section 68130.5 to the California Education Code. Section 68130.5 created a new exemption from the payment of nonresident tuition for certain nonresident students who have attended high school in California and received a high school diploma or its equivalent. [Education Code section 68130.5].

Tips to become an Advocate

Advocacy is the legal practice that individuals participate in order to influence elected officials to support public higher education.


Terri Carbaugh
Associate Vice President
California State University, Long Beach
Legislative and External Relations
1250 Bellflower Blvd, BAC 205
Long Beach, CA 90840-7701
Phone: Work (562) 985-8816
FAX: fax (562) 985-5362