• Shaking hands

    Connecting alumni to each other and to current students

  • CSUN fans in the stands

    Building Matador pride and spirit

  • Photo of 2014 DAA recipients

    Honoring and showcasing alumni of distinction

  • CSUN graduates at commencement

    Helping alumni achieve personal and professional success

  • Spirited CSUN students

    Strengthening resources and philanthropic support

  • CSUN president with alumni in China

    Engaging volunteers and leaders and advocates

Volunteer Service Awards

Volunteer Service Awards
The participation, support and loyalty of volunteers who serve the university is acknowledged annually at the Volunteer Service Awards. Established in 2002 to recognize alumni, faculty and friends of the university who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary commitment, dedication and service for the advancement of the institution, Cal State Northridge is proud to acknowledge these hard working and deserving individuals in several categories. Criteria for each category and nomination forms can be found on the links below.

Volunteer Service Award Criteria

Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Award Award Criteria

Dean Edmund. Peckham Award Criteria

Granny Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership
The Dorothea "Granny" Heitz award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership is the highest honor bestowed upon a volunteer in recognition of their loyal leadership and service to the university. The award is appropriately named in honor of Dorothea Heitz who's enthusiasm and loyalty to the university span decades. Past Recipients of the Granny Heitz Award

Dean Edmund Peckham Emeriti Service Award
Faculty members are also honored annually with the Emeriti Service Award. This award is presented to emeritus or retired faculty and staff members who contribute above and beyond their regular responsibilities. Past Recipients of the Emeriti Service Award.

Chapter Volunteer Service Award
Alumni Chapter organizations are whole-heartedly led by volunteers committed to supporting the Alumni Association and their respected constituency. Each chapter may select a recipient to honor annually for their service. Past Recipients of the Alumni Chapter Volunteer Service Awards.

College Volunteer Service Award
Many alumni and friends of the institution are still connected with the academic department or program from which they earned their degree. Service awards are presented to volunteers by each academic college at the university. Past Recipients of the College-Based Volunteer Service Awards.

Program Volunteer Service Award
A wide variety of University programs have opportunities for volunteers to get involved and connect according to their interests, passions and hobbies. These programs present service awards to alumni and friends who volunteer their time and energy in support of their mission. Past Recipients of the Program-Based Volunteer Service Awards.