It was founded as a teacher's college in 1913. Over the last century, he have grown from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities.
We have about 7,000 students and 534 faculty members. We offer a wide array of academic choices, with 51 majors and 12 graduate programs in three Colleges. Faculty members are among the top teachers and researchers in their fields. Programs in natural resources and sciences are nationally known, while visual and performing arts are also popular areas of study. Throughout the curriculum, students find a long-standing commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
Students can study with the world's foremost expert on redwood trees and with leading experts in sustainable energy systems. In the cutting edge Fire Lab, students study the properties of forest fires, and in the Schatz Energy Research Center student engineers are working on real-world issues like bringing sustainable lighting to the developing world. Students create their own theatre productions, study the mechanics of walking in the Human Performance Lab, work with young children in the Child Development Lab and more. Possibilities abound for real-world research experience available to undergraduates—something few other universities can boast.
The Academic and Career Advising Center will be recognized university-wide as an integral resource for actively engaging students in exploring and achieving their academic and career aspirations. We are preparing students to make meaningful contributions to our global society upon their graduation from HSU.
The mission of the Library at Humboldt State University is to provide the information, collections, and services that are necessary to support the instructional programs, research, and outreach services of Humboldt State University.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for all aspects of innovation, implementation and maintenance of information technology across the Humboldt State University campus, as well as integration with appropriate IT services across the other 22 California State University system campuses and the Chancellor's Office.
The apartments and residence halls are located in a spectacular setting–on the edge of a 2,500-acre Redwood forest–and yet just a short walk from the heart of campus.
The Recreational Sports department houses both Intramurals and Sport Clubs. The Intramural Sports Program at HSU is designed to offer students, faculty/staff and community members recreational activities in which they can participate on campus. Intramural Sports offers team sports in a variety of competitive levels, depending on the participants' skill level and interests. Sport Clubs provide students with leadership opportunities and a more rigorous athletic experience. Teams practice 2-3 times per week and compete against other off-campus clubs and Universities. Rec Sports also administers three (3) RECREATIONAL TIER clubs.
The mission of the Clubs and Activities Office is to support safe and inclusive opportunities for student involvement and engagement. We do this by approving and supporting student clubs and organizations, providing opportunities for leadership development, assisting with event management and by fulfilling our role as a student club and organization liaisons.
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