Parents and Guardians

Benefits of being involved in a Student Club or Organization

We have over 300 student clubs and organizations that represent a broad range of areas (academic, community service, religious, cultural, political, arts, athletic, social, etc.). We encourage you to support your student getting involved and finding a meaningful connection on campus.

Students tell us that some of the benefits they gained from their involvement are:

  • Building skills like public speaking, organization, and leadership
  • Assisting them in discovering their professional interests
  • Getting to know one's self and strengths
  • Connecting to their heritage
  • An opportunity to give back to the community
  • Networking with students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Feeling like a part of the CSUN family
  • Helping them persist in their academic program


You have probably heard the word “hazing” and want to understand what role it plays in student clubs or organizations. Hazing has been defined as “any activity expected of someone joining a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or endangers, regardless of the participants willingness to participate.”  CSUN does not take this issue lightly. In addition to providing educational opportunities for club and organization leaders, we investigate any alleged hazing incident. Click here for more information about laws regarding hazing.