California State University, Fresno Association, Inc.
2771 E. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 278-0800
Fax: (559) 278-0989
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm (summer hours)
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (academic year)
The Association was organized in 1921 as an unincorporated association of faculty
and students at Fresno State Teachers College. The Association was governed by four
faculty and administrators and four students, and was formed to provide a legal body
to administer the bookstore, food services, and student body activities. In 1961,
the Association incorporated as the “Fresno State College Association, Inc.” with
the same basic purposes. The scope of activity was expanded with the construction
of a college union in 1968, and again in the early 1990s to include student housing.
In June of 1972, Fresno State College was designated “California State University,
Fresno”, and on May 28, 1975, the Association amended its Articles of Incorporation
to become the “California State University, Fresno Association, Inc.”
In 1975, it became apparent that the activities funded by the mandatory student body
card should be transferred to a new auxiliary organization governed by a board that
would be composed of students. As a result, the Association reorganized and the “Associated
Students of California State University, Fresno” was formed.