The Anthropological Studies Center (ASC) at Sonoma State University (SSU) has been providing consulting services in Cultural Resource Management (CRM), heritage documentation, preservation planning, policy training, community engagement, public outreach, and interpretation since its founding in 1974. The ASC is affiliated with the M.A. program in Cultural Resources Management.
The Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide was formally constituted in February 1987 for the purpose of providing education about the origins, nature, and consequences of the Holocaust. In recent years, the Center has broadened and expanded its focus to include the study of issues surrounding other historical and modern genocides. The Center promotes research on Holocaust themes and has also sponsored conferences, teacher training workshops, film and lecture series, author presentations, and maintains the SSU Holocaust collection.
The Climate Research Center (CRC) conducts research on climate science phenomena like hurricanes, droughts, and floods with a special focus on their connections with climate variability, climate change, and ·human activities. Students working in the CRC (through the Geography, Environment, and Planning Department) can experience climate science in action and will gain essential research experience and data analysis skills.
CIGA seeks interdisciplinary collaboration among campus and external researchers, students, and other organizations in projects that involve geographic information and spatial analysis at local to global scales. Courses in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning provide a solid foundation in geospatial science. Students are given a unique opportunity to broaden and refine their education by working on real-world problems in CIGA research projects and service contracts.
The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) works with cities and counties, special districts, and regional and state government agencies to develop planning policies and implementation strategies related to climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, planning for healthy communities, the relationship between land use and water resources, and other sustainability and resiliency topics.
The Northwest Information Center (NWIC) of the California Historical Resources Information System is one of nine information centers affiliated with the State of California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) in Sacramento. The purpose of the center is to manage historical resources records, reports, and maps, supply historical resources information to the private and public sector, and provide educational support and information about historical resources in California to the general public.