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.
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.