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There are many different CSUN clubs and organizations that provide a unique sense of belonging and opportunities to connect with your peers. The organizations below also provide resources and services based on their core values.

Central American United Student Association (CAUSA)

 

We're a student organization that promotes solidarity with the trans-national communities of Central America through student activism, fundraising, film screenings, and art festivals. CAUSA is a safe space for the growing Central American community on campus.

(818) 677-2736

https://www.csun.edu/humanities/central-american-studies/central-american-united-student-association-causa

Location:

Central American Studies and American Indian Studies Cultural Center (La Casita/Little House) next to the Chicanx House and Lilac Hall in front of the Art Department.

Hours of operation:

Meetings are on Monday's and Thursday's from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

Service(s) Provided: 

  • We organize with local Central American organizations (Central American Resource Center, Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund, Clinica Monsenor Romero, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, El Rescate) for our annual high school conferences so that Central American and Latinx students can learn about and connect with the resources available in the Los Angeles area.

Requirements:

 Stand in solidarity with the Central American community.

EOP DREAM Center

 

The CSUN EOP DREAM Center is a resource center for undocumented students and allies and is part of a university-wide retention project. DREAM stands for Dreamers, Resources, Empowerment, Advocacy, and Mentorship.

(818) 677-7069

https://www.csun.edu/eop/dreamcenter

Location:

  • University Student Union, Building C (Next to the Reservations and Events Services office)

  

Hours of operation:

Monday- Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Assistance with AB 540, Dream Act, DACA & scholarships (walk-in or by appointment)
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Programs & services addressing the specific needs of undocumented students
  • Legal services referrals
  • Referrals to counseling resources
  • Ally & policy literacy training
  • Policy & legislative updates
  • Computer and printer access 

 

Requirements:

  • None

Matty’s Closet

 

A new service offered by CSUN Career Center that will offer free professional clothing to Matadors!

(818) 677-2385

Location:

Matty's Closet is located within the Career Center, Room #413, Bayramian Hall

  

Hours of operation:

  • Hours are subject to change
  • Drop-ins will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • If these times do not accommodate your schedule and you have a need for an outfit within 5 days, please call (818) 677-2385 to arrange for a special appointment.

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Gently used and new clothing for professional occasions, free and to keep for CSUN students
  • Advice and guidance on “How to Dress for Success”

 

Requirements:

    • CSUN ID
    • Visit at scheduled times or by special appointment

Pride Center


The Pride Center, a department of the University Student Union, supports LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff through programming and educational outreach to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ+ individuals as well as advocate for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community. 

Pride Center Values: Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, Fun, Inclusivity, Intersectionality, Learning, Social Justice

(818) 677-4355

https://www.csun.edu/pride

 

Location:

Pride Center is on the 2nd floor of the USU Sol Center

 

Hours of operation:

Fall and Spring

  • Monday –Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Friday: 10 am - 3 pm

 

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Free pastries on Wednesday mornings courtesy of the CSUN Food Recovery Network
  • Free sexual health resources (condoms, dental dam, lube)
  • Free feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads)
  • Support services (LGBTQ Peer Mentor Program and Discussion Groups)
  • Comfortable lounge space to relax, study, watch TV, and meet new people

 

Requirements:

  • None

Revolutionary Scholars Project

 

Revolutionary Scholars was co-founded by Lily Gonzalez and Johnny Czifra in 2014 to create a pathway for formerly incarcerated and systems impacted individuals into higher education. As a student initiative, we are building a prison-to-school pipeline through recruitment, retention, and advocacy. Our success will directly challenge the stigmas associated with our population. The goal of Revolutionary Scholars is to provide support services to current and prospective formerly incarcerated and systems impacted students with the purpose of helping them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.

(818) 677-4672

https://www.csun.edu/humanities/revolutionary-scholars

Location:

18356 Plummer St, Northridge, CA 91325 - The Chicano House 

Hours of operation:

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 4 pm

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Guidance navigating CSUN; programming for formerly incarcerated and systems impacted students; printing; use of RSP library.
  • We are also connected with Revolutionary Scholars (student organization), which provides many opportunities to become involved in community building and impacting relevant policies.

 

Requirements:

  • CSUN students that are formerly incarcerated or are impacted by the incarceration of a loved one.

The Black House

The Black House serves as the headquarters for the university’s Black Student Union (BSU), as well as other CSUN black organizations. They actively support educational programs that advance the learning skills of CSUN students through tutorial programs, computing access, and guest lectures. 

Location:

18348 Halsted Street Northridge, ca 91325 

Hours of operation:

 

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Two conference rooms
  • A film screening room
  • A fully equipped computer lab
  • In-house library
  • Backyard garden
  • Tutors and more.

Requirements:

  • To reserve a room, please obtain a reservation form from Black House coordinators at

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

 

The VRC promotes academic, personal and professional development of student veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard and their dependents through supportive services, resources, and community building events.

(818) 677-4672

https://www.csun.edu/vrc

Location:

The Location of the VRC is at the University Student Union, across from the East Conference Center, between the Shake Smart and USU Computer Lab

 

Hours of operation:

Fall & Spring Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m
  • Saturday – Sunday: Closed 

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Student Veteran Emergency Relief Fund
  • Free food at The Blend and during finals week
  • Free Toiletry bags
  • VRC After Hour Study Jams
  • Each week VRC discuss a variety of topics around school, family, military experience, work-life balance, stress relief and much more

 

Requirements:

  • Student Veteran Emergency Relief Fund: Must be a CSUN student veteran experiencing extreme financial hardship. A student must contact the VRC Coordinator to schedule an appointment and submit an application for emergency relief.
  • Open to everyone 

Women's Research and Resource Center

The Women's Research and Resource Center, supported by the College of Humanities and Associated Students, serves as a place where students on campus and in the community can find resources and services. Our mission is to enhance campus and community understanding of gender and women’s issues and concerns.

(818)677-2780

www.csun.edu/wrrc

Location:

CSUN Women’s Research and Resource Center (WRRC) is located at 18356 Halsted St. (the far North West corner of campus)

  

Hours of operation:

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm

Service(s) Provided: 

  • Safe space, referrals, Food and Toiletry Pantry, lending library, computer and printing access 

Requirements:

  • Our space is for CSUN students, faculty, staff and alumni. We only ask for proof of campus affiliation such as a CSUN ID.