The Loker Student Union
More than a building, the Loker Student Union (LSU) is the living room and community center of the CSUDH campus where the facility, programs and services are specifically geared for the enhancement and development the university community. At the LSU, students, faculty, staff and guests can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment, grab a bite to eat, print a paper, meditate, reserve a meeting room or event space, enjoy social and quiet spaces, unwind in the game room, conduct a group study session, simply relax with friends and more! Current students are also encouraged to develop leadership skills by volunteering with the LSU Board of Directors or Activities Office.
The Loker Student Union (LSU) currently employs 12 full-time professional staff members and 40 student staff members to support the overall operations of the facility, programs, services, and events within the University.
History Of The LSU
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.
Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker
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.