Student Life

Nearly 300 clubs and organizations help students explore their interests and connect with others. The Associated Students, SF State's student government, supports a first-class child care program, low-cost health insurance and a legal resource center. In addition, many fraternities and sororities are active on campus.

Intercollegiate sports for women are basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, softball and volleyball. For men, SF State offers baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and wrestling. The University is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association, an NCAA Division II conference, for all sports except wrestling which is in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Intramural leagues, tournaments and recreational activities -- men's, women's and coed -- are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Sports include basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, swimming, bowling, ultimate frisbee, water polo, softball, badminton, tennis and flag football.

SF State is an arts and culture center, with hundreds of workshops, guest lectures and exhibits held throughout the year. Events and exhibits feature the work of students and faculty members as well as professionals from outside the University community.

Campus residence halls and apartments offer proximity to around-the-clock computer labs and reading rooms, study and support groups, cultural activities and social events. Two residence halls, Mary Ward and Mary Park, provide housing for 850 first-year freshmen in the heart of campus.

Apartment-style living is available for students under age 20 at The Towers at Centennial Square; for those aged 20 to 22 at The Village at Centennial Square; for those over 22, University Park South offers apartments and town homes.

There are a variety of Living Learning Communities within University Housing for students who share a common academic focus such as science and technology, health and business. Programs, events and support are provided.

Did you Know? With a diverse range of students from almost every state and nearly 100 countries, the University community is a perfect setting for learning to succeed in a pluralistic society and global economy. Our highly diverse campus consistently ranks in the top 20 nationwide in awarding undergraduate degrees to minorities.

Learn more about how we make life happen at SF State.