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Notice of Required Disclosures

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), includes many disclosure and reporting requirements that are intended to assist current and prospective students and their families to access information about higher education institutions. 

Official statutory sources in which disclosure and reporting requirements are described include:

In addition, the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 34, Part 668.41 - Student Assistance General Provisions mandate that a Notice of Required Disclosures be provided to all enrolled students on an annual basis and to all prospective students. Following is a list of California State University, Northridge required disclosures, summary descriptions, and information to obtain a paper copy of each disclosure.

Admission to California State University, Northridge

Prospective students interested in applying for admission to Cal State Northridge may obtain information about eligibility requirements, application filing periods and deadlines, and the application process by visiting the Admissions and Records home page at www.csun.edu/admissions-records

On the Admissions and Records Applicants page, select the link for your student group—freshman, transfer student, credential, graduate student, second BA or BS, student veterans and dependents, international student, or returning CSUN student. Each student page provides admission details.

Resources:

Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report (ASR) & Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery)

A copy of the California State University, Northridge Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report & Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery) is available and can be obtained by contacting the Department of Police Services at (818) 677-3224 or by accessing the website http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/clery-report (.pdf). The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, report of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety and other matters.

Related topics on this page:

Campus Security Personnel

Drug and Alcohol Prevention

Drug Violations and Consequences

Missing Student Notification

Related California State University (CSU) link:

Notice to "Victims of Crimes of Violence" - Article IV, Section 7 of the CSU Chancellor's Office Executive Order 1043: "Student Conduct Procedures"

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Athletic Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

This disclosure provides information on the number and gender of full-time undergraduates participating in the intercollegiate athletic competitions and on each team. Also included is the information on coaches, coach salaries, and the revenues and expenses associated with each sport. Effective June 1, 2006 additional information may be obtained from Institutional Research.

To view the data on the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) Athletics page, select the "Get data for one institution" link. On the search criteria page in the Name of Institution field, enter Northridge and click Search. Select the California State University-Northridge link to view participation rates and financial support data.

Questions? Please contact the CSUN Athletics Office at (818) 677-3208.

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Biennial Health Report

The ACHA-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) is a national research survey organized by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to assist college health service providers, educators, counselors and administrators in collecting data about their students' habits, behaviors and perceptions on the most prevalent health topics. The survey is distributed every other year to a random sample of Cal State Northridge students. The results are published on the Klotz Student Health Center NCHA page.

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Campus Security Personnel

Campus Security Personnel

This disclosure provides a directory of personnel for the CSUN Department of Police Services, a law enforcement agency accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

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College Navigator

College Navigator

The College Navigator, provided by the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, helps prospective students find the right college. The website allows users to refine their search and export results, build a list of schools and compare them, and save their session.  Interactive features include school location maps and cost calculators. Additional resources to prepare for college and careers are also provided. All colleges and universities receiving federal financial aid are required to contribute data to the College Navigator.

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College Portrait

The College Portrait is a national initiative that provides an array of data designed to assist prospective undergraduate students in selecting a four-year college that best matches their interests. Updated annually, the Portrait reports student demographic data, admission and graduation rates, the academic programs offered, student-faculty ratio, types and amounts of financial aid received, and the likely costs of attendance. Schools participation is voluntary.

Look up participating colleges and universities on the national College Portrait website.

View the California State University, Northridge College Portrait.

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Completion/Graduation Rates for Student Athletes

Completion/Graduation Rates for Student Athletes.(pdf)

This disclosure provides information on the completion or graduation rate, by race and gender within each sport, of a cohort of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time undergraduates who received athletically related aid and completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion.

The Higher Education Act of 1998 and its 2008 reauthorization require CSUN to provide this information to a student and the student’s parents at the time the institution offers the student athletically-related student aid. Students who did not receive the disclosure should contact the CSUN Athletics Department.

Questions? Please contact the CSUN Athletics Office at (818) 677-3208.

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Copyright Infringement

The purpose of this document is to establish uniform policies and campus wide procedures that assure campus compliance with all state and federal laws applying to copyrighted material. This policy applies to all copyrighted materials that in any way use campus-computing resources, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing.

Resources:

Legal File-Sharing FAQs

Legal File-Sharing Resources

Student Notice on Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

University Policies and Procedures on Computing > select "Computing"

University Policies and Procedures on Copyrighted Materials (.pdf)

Questions? Please contact the Office of Information Security at (818) 677-6100.

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Costs and Consumer Information

The following resources are provided to assist students and their families with calculating the likely costs of attendance:

College Portrait – CSUN

Cost of Attendance – CSUN Financial Aid and Scholarship Department

CSU Net Price & Cost Calculator (NPCC) Online

The average net price of attending Cal State Northridge—the total cost of attendance minus the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid—is available on the U.S. Department of Education College Navigator website.

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Drug and Alcohol Prevention

This disclosure provides information on the California State University, Northridge compliance with Title 34 C.F.R. 668.14 that requires notice to all students, faculty and employees concerning its drug and alcohol abuse prevention program.

Resources:

Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Policy and Procedures (.pdf)

Alcohol Awareness – Department of Police Services

Alcohol and Other Drug Information – Office of Human Resources

Drug Awareness – Department of Police Services

Drug Free Campus Policy Information for Students: Alcohol and Other Drugs, Penalties and Where to Get Help (.pdf)

Drug Free Workplace Policy.(pdf)

Health Education – Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs

Student Health Center Biennial Report - data about the health of college students

Questions? Please contact the Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666.

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Drug Violations and Consequences

This disclosure provides students upon enrollment a notice of the consequences of a drug conviction on their Title IV financial aid. Students subsequently convicted for a drug offense will lose their eligibility for federal financial assistance.

Alcohol and Illicit Drugs Policy and Procedures (.pdf)

CSU Executive Order 1043 – Student Conduct Procedures (.pdf)

Drug Law Violations and Financial Aid - CSUN

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Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Campus guides, resources and policies regarding immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures.

Questions? Please contact the Department of Police Services at (818) 677-5973.

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Faculty Personnel

The faculty members of California State University, Northridge are listed in the online University Catalog:

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

This disclosure informs students of their rights and the University's policies and procedures concerning access to and privacy of student educational records. Information on FERPA is published in the following locations:

Questions? Please contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (818) 677-2391.

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Financial Assistance

This disclosure provides information on all available federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial need-based and non-need-based assistance programs.

Financial Assistance Available to Students:

Financial Aid Planning Resources:

Questions? Please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Department at (818) 677-4085.

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Fire Safety

CSUN publishes an annual fire safety report, including policies and procedures for on-campus student housing. See the Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report (ASR) & Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery) (.pdf).

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General Information Contacts

Each of the disclosures on this web page links to relevant offices that include contact information for additional specific information and paper copies upon request.The following CSU, Northridge links may be especially helpful:

See also Institutional Information for CSUN on this page.

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Student Health Center

Klotz Student Health Center physicians are experts in college health and board certified in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Head and Neck Surgery, Urology, Travel Medicine, and Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Klotz Student Health Center health care providers also include specialists in Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Optometry, Podiatry, Dentistry, and Women's and Men's Health.

Support staff include an x-ray technician, three laboratory technicians and two pharmacists. Health promotion and education programs are also a critical part of the services offered to students that promote wellness and disease prevention in a learning centered environment and university community.

Immunization Requirements

National College Health Assessment - Most recent biennial report for Cal State Northridge

Questions? Please contact the Student Health Center at (818) 677-3666.

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Housing - Residential Life

Identity Theft

This disclosure certifies that the CSU, Northridge Financial Aid and Scholarships Department has systems to identify and resolve discrepancies in information received from different sources including the use of false identities. Suspected violators will be referred to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Education.

Identify Theft - CSUN Department of Police Services

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Immigration Requirements for Licensure

This disclosure provides information to prospective students that if they will be required to have a professional or commercial license from a local, state or federal government agency in order to engage in an occupation for which the CSU may be training them, they must meet the immigration requirements of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act to achieve licensure.

See the University Catalog policy Immigration Requirements for Licensure. Questions may be directed to the International and Exchange Student Center, (818) 677-3053.

 

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Immunization

By direction of the California State University (CSU) Chancellor, entering CSU students are required to present proof of the following immunizations to the CSU campus they will be attending before the beginning of their first term of enrollment.

  • Measles and Rubella
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal Disease Information: Each incoming freshman who will be residing in on-campus housing will be required to return a form indicating that they have received information about meningococcal disease and the availability of the vaccine to prevent contracting the disease, and indicating whether or not the student has chosen to receive the vaccination.

 
As explained in the University Catalog, the above are not admission requirements, but are required of students as conditions of enrollment in CSU.

More information about immunization requirements, vaccines and the registration hold is available from the Klotz Student Health Center.

Institutional Information for CSUN

This disclosure provides general information related to CSUN including, but not limited to: cost of attendance, procedures to withdraw from school, refund policies, return of Title IV funds, academic programs, accrediting agencies, special services for disabled students, study abroad, and availability of employees responsible for the dissemination of this information. To request a paper copy of any disclosure, please contact the appropriate office(s) listed below.

Primary Source - University Catalog

The University Catalog, both the current and archived editions, is available online at www.csun.edu/catalog.

More specific information is available through the following web links or by calling (818) 677-1200 to connect to the desired department or office.

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Instructional Facilities

Current and prospective students and their parents can become familiar with the instructional, laboratory and physical facilities of Cal State Northridge by reviewing the Student Outreach publications, including:

You may also be interested in taking a campus tour.

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Missing Student Notification

Consistent with the Higher Education Act of 2008 (HEOA), California State University has adopted policies and procedures for students who reside in on-campus housing and have been determined after an investigation by campus security officials to be missing for 24 hours. Among other provisions, the policy allows students residing in on-campus housing to designate a confidential contact to be notified if they are determined missing for more than 24 hours.

Missing Student Policy (.pdf) in Department of Police Services "Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report (ASR) & Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery)"

University Procedures for Responding to Reports of Missing Persons (.pdf) (Student Affairs)

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Mission Statement

California State University, Northridge exists to enable students to realize their educational goals. For the full text, please see Mission, Values, and Vision.

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Placement and Post-Graduate Study

Information on the employment of graduates of Cal State Northridge degree and certificate programs is available on the following web pages:

Careers:

Employment:

Wages:

 

Information on the types of graduate and professional education in which Northridge bachelor's degree recipients enroll is available at:

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Placement Test Data

Placement Test Data

Test data for the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Math Test (ELM) is reported by the CSUN Office of Institutional Research. From the Institutional Research CSUN by the Numbers page, select Search by Student Level & Type >Newly Enrolled Students >New First Time Freshmen >Proficiency at Entry.

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Required Reports: Completion/Graduation, Continuation/Retention, and Transfer-Out Rates

Two Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN) resources provide information on student completion/graduation rates, continuation/retention rates, and transfer-out rates:

  1. College Portrait
  2. CSUN by the Numbers - Office of Institutional Research

The College Portrait provides information on the completion or graduation rate of a cohort of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time freshmen who graduated or completed their program within 150% of the normal time for graduation or completion.

The College Portrait "Public Good" page includes comparative data for the most recently available academic year in each of the following subcategories:

  • Degrees granted (bachelor's, master's and doctoral)
  • Bachelor's degrees awarded by racial and ethnic background
  • Bachelor's degrees awarded in high demand fields
  • Teaching credentials issued (regular and internship)
  • Undergraduate Pell Grant recipients
  • Bachelor's degree Pell Grant recipients


The College Portrait Costs of Attendance and Financial Aid page reports the most recently available percent of full-time, beginning students receiving each type of financial aid, including Pell Grants.

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State Law Violation Complaint Procedure

The California State University takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding any of its campuses. Students or student applicants who have a complaint regarding CSU, Northridge may present their complaint as follows:

  1. If your complaint concerns CSU, Northridge’s compliance with academic program quality and accrediting standards, you may present your complaint to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at www.wascsenior.org/comments. WASC is the agency that accredits the CSU's academic program.
  2. If your complaint concerns an alleged violation by CSU, Northridge of a state law, including laws prohibiting fraud and false advertising, you may present your claim to Dr. William Watkins, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, who serves as the President’s designee for such matters. Dr. Watkins can be emailed at William.Watkins@csun.edu. You will be provided guidance on the appropriate campus process for addressing your particular issue.

If you believe that your complaint warrants further attention after you have exhausted all the steps outlined by the president’s designee, or by WASC, you may file an appeal with the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs at the CSU Office of the Chancellor. This procedure should not be construed to limit any right that you may have to take civil or criminal legal action to resolve your complaint.

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Use of the Social Security Number

The University uses the Social Security numbers of students and/or parents in accordance with federal and state regulations.

For more information, see the University Catalog policy Use of Social Security Number.

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Teacher Preparation Programs

Teacher Preparation Programs

Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2011-2012 (.pdf)*

This report, also referred to as "Title II" or the "Institutional Report Card," is mandated by Title II of the federal Higher Education Act to provide information on the quality of teacher preparation programs to the U.S. Department of Education each year. Data for teacher preparation programs within the California State University, including Cal State Northridge, are prepared and reported by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and released each October.

*The 2012-13 Annual Report Card will be published by CTC in mid October 2014. Institution and program data are available in Excel format now at www.ctc.ca.gov/reports/all-reports.html.

For more information about CSUN's teacher preparation programs, please visit the CSUN Credential Office.

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Textbook Information

The CSUN online Schedule of Classes displays, to the maximum extent practicable, the following information for each class section: textbook title, the International Standards Book Number (ISBN), and the manufacturer's suggested retail price for required and recommended textbooks and supplemental materials.

Learn more with the How To Guide View Textbooks in Class Search.

Questions? Contact the Matador Bookstore at (818) 677-2932.

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Title IX Statement

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, California State University, Northridge prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in academic, educational, extracurricular, and athletic programs and activities. Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sexual harassment and violence, which are forms of sex discrimination.

The University has designated a Title IX Coordinator to oversee the implementation of Title IX, including the administrative responsibility of reviewing Title IX complaints. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX to campus programs and activities may be referred to:

Susan Hua, J.D., M.A.
Director, Office of Diversity & Equity
Title IX Coordinator
DHR Administrator

University Hall, Room 285
Phone (818) 677-2077

Read the Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination (.pdf).

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Transfer of Credit Information

Cal State Northridge (CSUN) publishes policies for the transfer of credit from other institutions in the University Catalog, including:

Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the regionally accredited college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by the campus to which the applicant seeks admission. Review the transfer credit policy for the number of units that can be transferred to CSUN and meet degree requirements.

Specific course work transferred to CSUN graduate programs is subject to the approval of the graduate coordinator of the individual academic department offering the program and the associate vice president of the Office of Graduate Studies. Read more at Transfer Work for Graduate Programs Policy.

Articulation Agreements:

ASSIST at www.assist.org - Use ASSIST to see how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California public colleges and universities.

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB 1440) - California Community College students who earn a verified Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) in a major that has been approved by CSUN for transfer are given priority admission consideration, junior standing at admission, and the ability to complete remaining bachelor's degree requirements within 60 semester units.

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Voter Registration

The Office of the Secretary of State and the University are committed to making voter information forms and online registration available. For voter registration and information, visit the California Secretary of State website.

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Withdrawal from the Institution

Students who find it necessary to cancel their registration or to withdraw from all classes after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the University's official withdrawal procedures. Failure to follow formal procedures may result in an obligation to pay tuition and other fees, the assignment of failing grades in all courses, and the need to apply for re-admission to the University.

Students withdrawing before or during the Late Registration Period of an academic term or semester should do so by using the online, self-service registration system before the published deadlines.

Resources:

From the 2014-2015 University Catalog:

Change in Academic Schedule after Start of Classes (Late Add and Drop)

Effects of Withdrawal on Financial Aid and Scholarships

Possible Consequences of Reducing the Number of Enrolled Units

Undergraduate Policy on Withdrawals (.pdf)

Withdrawals - Student Initiated

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