University Advancement

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University Relations and Advancement Departments-What We Do


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The CSUN Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public benefit California Corporation that serves as an auxiliary organization to CSUN. The corporation is organized exclusively for scientific, literary and educational purposes within the meaning of a University Auxiliary under Section 89901(d) of the California Education Code.

Build Community:

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The Alumni Association understands the importance of not only keeping alumni informed, but also providing the means for graduates to reunite and network with one another for personal and professional benefit.


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The Office of Government & Community Relations serves as the primary liaison between the university and government agencies and officials at the local, state and federal levels, providing information regarding campus programs and activities and working to meet the higher educational needs of our shared constituents. The office also assists members of the campus community in navigating a wide variety of government laws, regulations, programs and agencies.

Honor Volunteers and Donors:

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As an integral part of the University Advancement team, the Office of Special Events & Donor Programs effectively develops and manages university wide special events. These events enhance goodwill, encourage new friendships and strategically expand the hallmark of hospitality to the university and the community we serve.

Get the Word Out:

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The Office of Marketing & Communications is CSUN’s central communications office. We strive to boost public understanding of and support for CSUN through strategic communications, media relations, brand identity and an array of avenues, including print, web and social media.