Cesar Chavez Holiday Closure
In honor of the lasting impact and legacy of Cesar Chavez, CSUN will be formally closed in observance of the Cesar Chavez holiday on Friday, March 31. The Department of Police Services will operate during the closure and can be reached at (818) 677-2111.
Advisory on Campus Career Fair Employers
Dear Campus Community,
As we embark upon the second half of this spring term, I want to restate my strongest commitment to supporting all of our students, including those who have concerns about immigration enforcement on campus. As I explained in a recent statement, campuses of the CSU, including CSUN, will not engage in the enforcement of federal immigration laws. The Chancellor’s Office has advised that further guidance in this area, including a resources website (in addition to our own), will be provided to the campuses by the end of this month, possibly before April 1.
At the same time, and as a public institution, representatives from agencies within the Department of Homeland Security may have reason to be on campus for purposes unrelated to immigration enforcement. This could include serving as a speaker on a panel, or as a student or a family member of a student, or providing interested students with information about employment opportunities at a career fair. The occasion of the Non-Profit and Government Career Fair being held this week is an example of the latter. Recruiters from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (note that these are not agents of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement – ICE) will be present, along with representatives from various municipal police departments. These representatives will be on campus solely for the purpose of discussing career opportunities with our students. As a public institution and in furtherance of the career interests of our students, the university will not impose restriction on who can participate in career fairs or other educational activities unless the entity is in violation of CSU or university policy.
Students interested in further information about the upcoming Non-Profit and Government Career Fair on March 29 may contact the Career Center. There will also be a federal job fair for students with disabilities on April 5 where representatives of Customs and Border Protection and other federal agencies will be on campus for recruitment purposes. Students may address questions about that event to the Office of Disabilities Resources and Educational Services. Questions from the campus community may be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
I want to assure you that we are sensitive and aware of the angst these events may create but appreciate your understanding of the need to host open career fairs so that students have choices and multiple career opportunities available to them. These are not enforcement events.
I wish you all the best for a successful and productive Spring semester. I look forward to seeing many of you at Commencement.
Dianne F. Harrison
California State University, Northridge
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