Statement from President Harrison on Federal Withdrawal of Transgender Protections
It saddened me to learn that the federal government has withdrawn guidance on how schools should apply Title IX in regards to transgender students. This is an unfortunate step backward from the strengthened and improved protections that had been in place to shield transgender students from discrimination.
We are fortunate to live in the State of California where gender identity and gender expression are protected. At CSUN, we firmly believe that members of our campus community have a right to work, live and learn in an environment free from discrimination.
Numerous resources for our LGBTQ community, including a map of CSUN’s gender inclusive restrooms, can be found at www.csun.edu/pride thanks to the important work of CSUN’s Pride Center.
We are inclusive. We embrace differences. We champion diversity. I strongly reaffirm our campus’ deep and unwavering support for all students.
Recent Executive Orders on Immigration
To the Campus Community:
The following message from CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White contains critical information and guidance relating to recent executive orders on stricter enforcement of immigration laws.
I know this is a difficult time for many in our campus community. At CSUN, our values remain unchanged. We are committed to supporting all students and being an accessible and welcoming institution. I encourage you to visit this regularly updated website that provides comprehensive resources, including contact information for legal resource centers, information on individual rights from a variety of agencies, and on-campus events.
As Chancellor White directs, any and all inquiries from federal, state or local officials received on campus regarding immigration status should be immediately referred to CSUN's Department of Police Services at (818) 677-2111.
Again, CSUN is an inclusive campus where we support each other and demonstrate respect for all.
Dianne F. Harrison
Alexis Heredia appears to have been born to be a Matador. And a physical therapist. Her parents met at California State University, Northridge, where her mother was finishing up her training to become a physical therapist. Continue reading about the CSUN Department of Physical Therapy.
Thousands of people from around the globe are expected to return to San Diego later this month to participate in the world’s largest event dedicated to presenting and exploring new ways technology can assist people with disabilities. Continue reading about CSUN’s Conference on Assistive Technology.
Celebrities from all walks of stardom — including Golden Globe-winning actor Colin Farrell and singer Ruby Friedman — will gather on Saturday, Feb. 25, to celebrate the CHIME Institute’s continued success as a national model for inclusive education. Continue reading about the CHIME Institute.
When California State University, Northridge formalized research as one of the university’s seven priorities in 2012, even the most optimistic member of the campus community could hardly have imagined the impact. In 2016, the journal Nature named CSUN a Top 25 Rising Star for scientific research, along with Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and NASA. CSUN was the only public university in California on the list. Continue reading about Research Building 1.