Auxiliary & Business Services


California State University, Stanislaus Auxiliary & Business Services (ABS) is a legal entity; a 501 (c)3 California non-profit public benefit corporation. It is a California State University (CSU) auxiliary organization as defined by CSU Board of Trustees Policy for the California State University Auxiliary Organizations (Executive Order No. 682). This executive order clarifies the definition of an auxiliary organization contained in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 42400.

Definition of Auxiliary Organization:

An auxiliary organization is any non-profit entity which (1) has agreed to comply with the applicable requirements of the Board of Trustees and campus; (2) is included in the list of officially recognized auxiliary organizations in good standing maintained by the Chancellor, and (3) maintains the status of an auxiliary organization in good standing. ABS is a Campus Support Service Organization.

Mission Statement

Auxiliary and Business Services (ABS) enhances the mission of the University by actively managing and developing commercial enterprises that benefit the campus community and by prudently managing and investing auxiliary assets. The ABS Board of Directors, in addition to acting as directors of the activities and affairs of the corporation, serve as advocates for the University.

Employee Textbook Scholarships

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and California State University Stanislaus Auxiliary & Business Services provide an annual donation for Employee Textbook Scholarships.

Benefits-eligible employees, who are enrolled at Stanislaus State (including University Extended Education academic courses), with a minimum under-graduate grade point average of 2.5, or a minimum 3.0 grade point average for graduate-level studies, are eligible to apply for the scholarships.

The employee definition excludes students who are employed through work study or the student assistant program. Consideration will be given on the basis of academic scholarship, a career development plan, financial aid, and job-related objectives.

The Employee Textbook Scholarship, an award of up to $200, may only be applied to textbook purchases at the Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.

To apply, complete the application form (pdf)

For Fall 2019, completed applications are to be submitted to the office of Mike Wojciechowski in MSR 280, or via email at, no later than 4:00 p.m. on July 26, 2019. Scholarship awards will be announced by August 2, 2019.