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About the Center

The Center for California Studies is a public service, educational support, and applied research institute of California State University, Sacramento. It is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of California's government, politics, peoples, cultures and history.

Founded in 1982 and located on the capital campus of the California State University, the Center possesses a unique trust: to bring the resources of the state's largest university system to the service of public discourse, civic education and state government.

The Center's proximity to the State Capitol and access to the expertise of faculty throughout the 22 campuses of the CSU provide a unique opportunity to combine multi-disciplinary educational resources with government and community service. The Center is one of the state's only multi-disciplinary, university-based institute which addresses California policy issues.