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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Human Services Student Association (HSSA)

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Human Services Student Association (HSSA) is to promote professional and ethical development of its members by providing opportunities for interaction between our members, faculty, CSUF administration, and community providers. Also to encourage service to individuals, families, and the greater community while establishing friendships and to recognize high achievement in the pursuit of academic excellence. HSSA membership is open to all CSUF students who are interested in being a part of our family.


How to Join

1. Turn in your application, attached with your $40 membership fee (cash or check) at EC 476 to Dr. Kristi Kanel or during office hours at EC-105.

  • To receive your member shirt, visit our Office Hours with your receipt.
  • Please see our Office Hours for more details

2.  Wait approximately 1 week to be added to Titan Links and receive our emails

  • Emails include: updates about future events, workshops, meetings and MUCH MORE!

3. Log into Titan Links to TRACK YOUR HOURS!

  • It is YOUR JOB sign in and out during our events.
  • You must input and keep track of your hours on Titan Links.
  • • If you have any questions, please contact a board member to help explain the process.

Cord Policy

  • Blue Cord = 10 Hours (2 hours can be from outside community engagements)
  • Silver Cord = 15 Hours (3 hours can be from outside community engagements)
  • Gold Cord = 20+ Hours (4 hours can be from outside community engagements)
  • HSSA Medal = 25+ Hours (5 hours can be from outside community engagements)

** Social events do count for hours, but it does have a maximum capacity of 10 hours.

Stay updated!
See our SHUTTERFLY calendar @ https://csufhssa.shutterfly.com/

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at csufhssa.membership@gmail.com!

HSSA Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kristi Kanel (kkanel@fullerton.edu)

Current information is also posted on the HSSA bulletin board located in the EC building hallway on the 1st floor.

Important Contacts:

Human Services Advisement: (657) 278-5472 (EC479)
Human Services Fieldwork: (657) 278-4496 (EC479) 
Human Services Department: (657) 278-8444 (EC405)


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