Cal State LA The Alumni Association was formed in 1954 to provide official representation of alumni in matters that affect the general welfare of the University. The Association serves as a vital link between the university, its alumni, and the greater Los Angeles community. Its primary purposes are to advance the university's interest, to enhance relationships among alumni, faculty, staff, and students, and to strengthen the contributions of alumni to the campus community. These goals are accomplished through many varied, ongoing activities and programs. Membership is opened to all former Cal State LA students and those who wish to support the goals of the association.

The more than 205,000 Cal State LA graduates remain a vital and active catalyst in the growth of the University. Through involvement in the Alumni Association, graduates keep in contact with each other and assist the University through a network of various affiliate groups. The association also seeks to utilize alumni in a variety of student programs and services on campus.