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Auxiliary Organizations

Auxiliary organizations are nonprofit organizations—such as student bookstores, housing, institutes and recreation centers—that are authorized to provide supplemental services and support to the campuses of the California State University.​

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Resources for Auxiliaries

These documents are designed to help guide the CSU’s auxiliary organizations when it comes to compliance, sound business practices and governing-board meeting procedures.

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About Us

Do you know what auxiliary organizations do? Find out how they came to be at the California State University and how to reach Chancellor’s Office staff for help.

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Systemwide Campus Marketplace

Use your campus credentials to access this one-stop shop for preferred vendors and systemwide contract pricing.

Visit the Marketplace (for CSU staff; login required)

Auxiliary Organizations Association

AOA’s members are the auxiliaries of the CSU’s 23 campuses.

Go to the AOA Site



Investment Policy for Auxiliary Organizations

Those who serve on the governing board of an auxiliary organization must follow a clear, consistent investment plan.

Learn the Seven Characteristics of a Strong Policy