Student Affairs Division

Departments under the Student Affairs Umbrella

Career Center

The CSUN Career Center also has tons of online resources starting from CareerLink, where you can find valuable career information and resources, and Handshake, where you can discover jobs and internships. The Career Center helps students explore majors and careers, clarify life and career goals, and prepare for the transition from graduation to employment or graduate school. We assist students in finding a direction for their studies by connecting academic and career plans. We are also a resource for employment and work-based learning opportunities.


Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) is guided by the belief that each individual has strengths, abilities and talents. Through student service, training and education programs, DRES furthers the vision of an inclusive society that supports the attainment of academic, professional and personal goals for persons of all abilities.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Department provides financial assistance and guidance to support student access and success. Financial aid awards and services are not based on race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

International Student and Exchange Center

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) provides services to newly admitted and continuing international F-1 and J-1 visa students, Fulbright students and participants of the study abroad program and National Student Exchange (NSE).

The IESC also coordinates cultural and social events that allow our students to share their national heritage and get involved with the campus educational community. Additionally, the center provides information for on- and off-campus resources and .

National Center on Deafness

NCOD provides communication access, leadership opportunities, scholarships and direct communication classes for approximately 150 students who are deaf and hard of hearing each year. Registering with NCOD allows students to receive access services such as interpreting, speech-to-text transcription, note-taking, tutoring, and academic advisement as well as priority registration.

Prospective and current deaf & hard of hearing students can find detailed information on this website. NCOD's students can take advantage of a variety of social and leadership opportunities such as Deaf CSUNians, a student organization that provides cultural, political, and social awareness opportunities for its members, the campus, and the community.

NCOD's influence reaches far beyond campus. Resources are available for service providers, professionals, families, teens, alumni, and managers. Check our website for details and resources.

Student Health Center

The Klotz Student Health Center (SHC) is dedicated to providing the highest-quality healthcare to CSUN students and to the University Community. SHC services and educational programs are designed to help students maintain and improve their health and wellness, so they can better achieve their academic and professional goals.

All SHC services are provided to currently matriculated students at little or no cost. Basic primary care provided by nurses, physicians and nurse practitioners is free. X-rays, lab tests performed in the SHC laboratory, health education, men’s and women’s specialists, nutrition counseling and sports medicine are also offered for free. For a nominal charge, the SHC provides acupuncture, chiropractic, dentistry, specialty gynecology, massage therapy, optometry, physical therapy, and travel and immunization services, as well as a full-service pharmacy for prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Student Housing and conference services

“Success Lives Here”—that’s the motto of Student Housing at CSUN as our residents take advantage of the tools, resources and relationships that help them make the most of their college careers. CSUN Student Housing residents enjoy the independence of living on campus combined with the benefits of belonging to a diverse, learning-centered residence hall community.

Office of Student Involvement and Development (OSID)

The Office of Student Involvement and Development promotes the development of individual students, enabling them to pursue a challenging variety of roles and leadership opportunities, to function in a wide range of environments and to appreciate the great diversity of individual differences while pursuing their academic goals. We prepare students for an international, multicultural society and promote an understanding and appreciation of the peoples, natural environments, cultures, economies and diversity of the world.

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services (UCS) offers free, confidential short-term counseling to students and consultation services to the campus community. All services are designed to assist students in achieving emotional well-being and academic success, as well as to help create a campus environment that is sensitive to students’ mental health needs.

The University Student Union

The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, services, employment, and involvement opportunities. The mission of the USU is to foster the achievement of students’ educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and their campus community. We are an engaging and energetic campus program that develops students through inclusive activities, meaningful employment opportunities, leadership experiences and innovative technologies, facilities, and services.

Associated Students

Associated Students (A.S.) is an independent student-directed corporation that is one of the largest student governance organizations in the CSU system. Associated Students (A.S.) is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to enhance and create a spirited learning-focused campus environment.