The university’s official, legal name is California State University, Fresno. We also use the informal name Fresno State. Either may be used to reference the university. Please use only those two names and refrain from using incorrect terms such as FSU, CSUF (official acronym for the Fullerton campus of the CSU), Fresno State University, CSU Fresno or any other shorthand name. Thank you. INFO: University Communications, 559.278.2795.