Campus resources aplenty


The Walter Stiern Library is one many resources available to CSUB students. Photo by Karina Diaz/The Runner

By Julie Mana-Ay 

News Editor


As CSU Bakersfield welcomes a new batch of students, it is important for students to take advantage of the multiple resources that CSUB has to offer.


Tutoring Centers

One of the many things students don’t take advantage of are the tutoring centers available on campus. There is at least one tutoring center for each major, such as math tutoring located in the Science III building and MyWritingLab tutors.

Jeff Eagan, writing tutoring center coordinator, said there are about ten tutoring centers on campus, such as tutoring for engineering, mathematics, English, history and psychology.

All tutors in the tutoring centers are undergraduate students and graduate students recommended by professors.  The tutors provide face to face help.

“Tutoring is reaching out and making a decision to advocate your own learning. It could be just clarification on something, learning strategies or time and organizational management,” said Eagan. “We try to facilitate an environment that’s safe and encourages the students to active in the session and to learn something as well.”



Since fall 2015, the library extended their hours until 1 a.m. Sundays through Thursday.

The library offers computers to students to work on homework and projects, while some of the computers already have installed programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and InDesign.

Students have access online to scholarly articles and databases to help them with their school work.

Not only are students able to work in the computer labs, but they can check out laptops and iPads.


Health and Counseling Center 

Education isn’t the only thing CSUB cares about. The Health Center and Counseling Center provides an excellent amount of student care.  Student’s Health Services are an aid to students’ well-being, whether if it’s visiting to pick up medication for an illness or making an appointment at the Counseling Center to help anxiety or depression.

“Student Health Services provide basic health services and promotes wellness on campus,” Lauren Ash-Anderson, Health Educator said.

Both centers offer consultation services to undergraduates and graduate students who are enrolled at CSUB.

The Health Center has a team of physicians and a nursing staff, as well as a pharmacy, and laboratory.

Ash-Anderson says the center makes an effort to keep their fees as affordable as possible for students.


Career Education & Community Engagement

CECE is a career center for students that offer career counseling services, job postings, internships, and volunteer work for personal growth and success.

CECE encourages students to attend their workshops because, with their help, CECE tells students what they need and see different choices of employment.

“It (CECE) helps students in the long run because when they graduate, they’ll have a job lined up for them. It helps them build their resume and be ready for their interview,” said CECE student worker Angela Valladares. “We have all these people here to help, even if you think you don’t need it. It helps to get an opinion.”


Student Recreation Center

Not only does the Student Recreation Center offer a gym to exercise, they offer outdoor adventure trips, intramural sports, group exercise classes, wellness workshops, rock climbing, and runner ride for all students to use.

“Don’t be shy about coming in here. We try to create a welcoming environment for people,” said Mary O’Mahoney, the Student Recreation Center director.  “Even if you’re not familiar with how to use the equipment or what to do, that’s what we’re here to help you out. We want you in here, we want you utilizing the equipment, programs, and services that we have.”

O’Mahoney is trying to push the adventure trips for students to go to because of the affordable prices this semester such as a giant Sequoia hike and surfing in Cayucos.

“This is a great opportunity for students here, even if it’s shooting baskets in between class or walking around the track,” O’Mahoney said.