The Loker Student Union


The Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Student Union (LSU) at California State University, Dominguez, was open on September 11, 1992. The LSU is dedicated in creating a welcoming, comfortable facility that blends interior and exterior surroundings through  environmentally sustainable practices. Establishing a service culture among employees and volunteers that anticipates patron’ needs and empowers personnel to promptly deliver on service request in a manner that meets or exceeds patrons’ expectations.  Improving quality of and increasing diversity of programs to support the missions of the LSU and CSUDH. Developing a brand that enhances the image of the union and captures the hearts and minds of students and community. Pursuing new opportunities for students to experience wellness, including the establishment of Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The LSU is here to serve students and the CSUDH community, in hopes of providing co-curricular education, an environment in which students can develop and call home.

Through its many activities and services, the Loker Student Union provides cultural, social and recreational programming that supports the educational mission of the University, encouraging the development of citizenship, leadership, and social responsibility for success in a dynamic and pluralistic society.

 History of The Loker Student Union

Donald Loker, an alumnus of Harvard, served on the advisory board that was appointed in 1964 to find a permanent site for the then California State College, Dominguez Hills. Katherine Loker, an alumna of University of Southern California, served as a member of CSU Dominguez Hills founding President Leo F. Cain’s College Advisory Board from 1967 to 1976. After her husband’s death in 1988, Katherine Loker continued her support, both financially and as an honorary member of the CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation Board until her death in 2008. In 2002, she became the university’s top donor to date, contributing $4 million toward the LSU’s $34.3 million expansion, which got underway in 2004 following a fire in the bookstore. Construction was completed in 2007.  (Read More)