Professional Development

New Employee Welcome Orientation -

Welcome to Cal State Northridge!

We are happy to have you join our CSUN team and wish you the very best as you begin your career here.

New Employee Welcome Orientation (NEWO) is held monthly. New employees are automatically signed up for attendance. If you missed your scheduled orientation or would like to confirm your participation, please contact Heather Kennedy in the Office of Human Resources at (818) 677-5168 or email

NEWO is open to all CSUN staff and faculty members. If you have been here for many years and aren't sure about what's new on campus, or if, perhaps, you don't know how to access information about professional development opportunities and other topics that are helpful resources. If you're a current employee and would like to attend the next orientation program, please ask your supervisor for permission.

The following are among the topics that are addressed at New Employee Welcome Orientation:

  1. Cal State Northridge Overview
  2. Employee Relations
  3. Compliance Training & CSU Learn
  4. Equity and Compliance
  5. Information Technology at CSUN
  6. Environmental Health and Safety
  7. Meet Union Representatives
  8. Campus Tour

In addition to the above information which we believe you will find interesting, NEWO provides information that each employee is responsible for knowing, including the university's emergency preparedness and zero tolerance policies.

On behalf of the entire California State University Northridge community, welcome to CSUN!