Centers & Institutes
A suite of resources available for every educational need.
In modern times, it is not always easy to find people who have real knowledge and resources to share. Our human-centered emphasis at Cal Lutheran transcends this phenomenon with passionate professionals who work toward a worthy cause.
Whether your interest is sociocultural, economic, educational, athletic, or simply a joy for lifelong learning, our numerous centers and institutes offer something of value to everybody.
What's an institute, exactly?
An institute is a designated organization of people who work together to study a specific topic or advocate for a certain cause.
At Cal Lutheran, our centers and institutes cover a wide scope of specialties — offering useful community services and conducting advanced research.
Browse over a dozen of our centers and institutes at Cal Lutheran.
Center for Global Engagement
CGE serves as a catalyst to infuse global learning and perspectives into the academic and co-curricular experience at Cal Lutheran.Learn more
Steven Dorfman Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This center houses a full service co-work space in Westlake Village where startups can collaborate and seek expertise.Learn more
Sarah W. Heath Center for Equality and Justice
CEJ supports organizations with similar goals and helps students have a positive impact on the community.Learn more
Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Offering practical and affordable professional development opportunities for nonprofit leaders in Ventura County.Learn more
Autism and Communication Center
This center offers resources resources to P-20 students with autism and the people who support them.Learn more
Center for Economic Research and Forecasting
CERF provides accurate, well-documented forecasts about the economy to businesses and agencies.Learn more
The Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement
A non-partisan center for students seeking meaningful ways to serve in the government and nonprofit arenas.Learn more
Center for Economics of Social Issues
CESI promotes discussions on value-based leadership and social progress both at Cal Lutheran and in the larger community.Learn more
Center for Lifelong Learning
Non-degree educational opportunities for our community, including our new “Fifty and Better” program.Learn more
Community Counseling Centers
These centers in Westlake and Oxnard provide affordable counseling services to our communities.Learn more
Center for Active Learning
Promoting active learning in science classrooms at Cal Lutheran and Oxnard College.Learn more
Center for Academic Service-Learning
CASL works with faculty to provide opportunities for students to use what they learn in class to improve their community.Learn more