Branding Standards Guide

Campus Names

Below are the formal names of the CSU campuses:

California State University, Bakersfield
California State University Channel Islands*
California State University, Chico
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Fresno
California State University, Fullerton
Humboldt State University
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University Maritime Academy *
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona**
California State University, Sacramento
California State University, San Bernardino
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San José State University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo**
California State University San Marcos*
Sonoma State University
California State University, Stanislaus
California State University, Office of the Chancellor

*Please note Channel Islands, Maritime and San Marcos do not have a comma in their formal names.

**Please note the order of Polytechnic and State when referring to Pomona and San Luis Obispo.

Campus Abbreviations and Alternate Variations

After the first mention of a campus, you can use the short form or the initials for variation, if applicable.

Campus Short Form Initials

Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield

CSUB

Channel Islands

CSU Channel Islands

CI

Chico

CSU Chico

Dominguez Hills

CSU Dominguez Hills

CSUDH

East Bay

CSU East Bay

CSUEB

Fresno

Fresno State

Fullerton

CSU Fullerton

CSUF

Humboldt

Humboldt State

HSU

Long Beach

CSU Long Beach

CSULB

Los Angeles

Cal State LA

Cal Maritime

Cal Maritime

CSUM

Monterey Bay

CSU Monterey Bay

CSUMB

Northridge

CSU Northridge

CSUN

Pomona

Cal Poly Pomona

CPP

Sacramento

Sacramento State

San Bernardino

CSU San Bernardino

CSUSB

San Diego

San Diego State

SDSU

San Francisco

San Francisco State

SFSU

San José

San José State

SJSU

San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

San Marcos

CSU San Marcos

CSUSM

Sonoma

Sonoma State

SSU

Stanislaus

Stanislaus State

Exceptions

•When listing multiple campuses, using the location name will suffice after “CSU campuses of”. For example: “The CSU campuses of Bakersfield, Maritime, San Diego and San Luis Obispo were recognized...”

• When it is obvious that the writer is referring to campuses in the system, using the location name only will suffice. For example: “The enrollments at Long Beach and San José have increased.”

When referring to the California State University (CSU), please do not use:

  • California State
  • Cal State University
  • Cal State U
  • CS
  • California-State-University
  • California State University at (location name)
    • For example: "The California State University at Bakersfield is..."