Message from President Harrison: CSUN Proposing Admission Requirement Changes Beginning Fall 2016
For nearly six decades, California State University, Northridge has been a beacon of opportunity for our region. We have educated generations of Californians and launched thousands of successful futures. The university was founded on the principle of access to a high-quality education, and we have stayed true to that foundation.
In recent years, demand for a CSUN education has risen at an incredible rate, while state funding for that education has shrunk. This has created a landscape where more students want to pursue their undergraduate degrees at CSUN than our state and the CSU allows. We have done everything we can to continue to offer a CSUN education to any qualified student, but the CSU system requires — due to the lower level of funding from the state of California — CSUN to not exceed specific enrollment figures
We are at the point where we must change how we manage our enrollment in order to align with the mandate from the CSU system. For this reason, CSUN proposes to implement academic, freshman and transfer-level impaction for undergraduate programs beginning in fall 2016. Read the complete message here.
California State University, Northridge’s continued efforts to become more sustainable are paying off. The recent installation of 12 electric vehicle charging stations and several drought-tolerant landscaping projects have earned CSUN more than $360,000 in rebates from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Continue reading about CSUN's sustainability.
California State University, Northridge music professors John Perry and Edward Francis have received the National Distinguished Service and State Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Music Teachers National Association and its state affiliate, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers. Continue reading about the Lifetime Achievement Honors.
100 Citizens – a California State University, Northridge student-powered program developed through the Department of Kinesiology that educates adults through exercise to encourage healthier choices at home – has partnered with San Fernando Valley-based nonprofit Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) to provide a free introductory exercise program to community members. Continue reading about the 100 Citizen's partnership.
Thousands of people from around the globe are expected to gather in San Diego next month to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest event dedicated to exploring new ways technology can help persons with disabilities. Continue reading about the conference anniversary.
Big names in performing arts, music and the Los Angeles community come together next month to support CHIME Institute, housed at California State University, Northridge, and its unique model of inclusive education at the annual CHIMEapalooza celebration on Saturday, Feb. 21. Continue reading about the Chime Institute.