Getting involved is an important part of the college experience. Research shows that students who get involved in student organizations and leadership opportunities often are more successful in college. Residential organizations represent the population within our residential communities and enhance the campus housing experience by providing activities and programs. For more information about these opportunities, contact any member of the Residence Halls Association, its affiliated organizations or a student housing staff member.
Residence Halls Association (RHA)
The Residence Halls Association (RHA) is an organization of dedicated residents acting as agents of opportunity to promote a healthy academic and social environment while voicing the concerns of the community. RHA is the umbrella organization for all student organizations in the residential communities and is affiliated with national and regional organizations such as the National Association of College and University Residence Halls and the Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls.
RHA helps develop leadership skills along with interpersonal and intercultural growth. We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and energetic people willing to make a difference in the community. If you would like to help make life in the residence halls an enjoyable and memorable experience for your peers, call (818) 677-6115. RHA looks forward to welcoming you to the community!
Park Council Directors (PCDs)
Park Councils Directors (PCDs) are RHA members and the elected leaders for each of the residential communities (Park North, Park South, Park East, Park West, Central Park Suites, and the University Village Apartments). Park Council Directors create social and academic programs for students living within their park, and also serve as the voice for any resident concerns. They meet biweekly with the Residential Hall Association executive board to discuss program and student concerns. If you are interested in getting involved as a Park Council Director, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alpha Nu Kappa (ANK)
Alpha Nu Kappa (ANK) holds the distinction of being the first and only sorority to have originated in the residence halls. Originally named Sista 2 Sista, this organization is a peer accountability sorority that emphasizes personal development, self-awareness and lifelong success. The main focus of ANK is to create a place for change and individual growth while promoting academic excellence and success.
You can contact the sorority president through ANK's online contact form.
Academic Mentor Program
The Academic Mentor Program is an integral part of residential life at California State University, Northridge. Mentors foster a supportive learning environment for academic and personal success in the residence halls, and provide leadership, information and resources to residents. Mentors offer valuable experiences for residents, retaining and supporting students up to graduation and promoting achievement, character development, engagement and independence.
Office: Pacific Willow Hall, Building 6 - ResLife Office