HOUSING

Themed Living Community (TLC)

California State University, Northridge offers several themed living communities (TLCs) from which to choose. In the TLCs, participants are not drawn from a specific recognized major but rather are students who unite around a special theme. Each community presents its own scheduled events, academic support and social activities. Each TLC features a resident advisor, who is a member of the community, and a steering committee drawing from students, faculty, Student Housing staff and other campus staff. In this highly collaborative structure, students drive their communities, set priorities, plan activities and identify opportunities to improve their academic and personal growth. 

Research shows that students who participate in TLCs are more academically successful and adjust better to college life. If you are interested in residing in one of the TLCs below, you can apply during your housing application.

Cross Cultural TLC

The Cross-Cultural Themed Living Community is designed for students of all majors who desire to participate in meaningful, intentional, and brave discussions, programs, and events about social change. CSUN has a history of robust cross-cultural education, and this community is designed to celebrate the work of our dynamic academic departments: Chicana/Chicano Studies, Africana Studies, Queer Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Central American Studies, American Indian Studies, Jewish Studies and Middle Eastern Islamic Studies. You do not need to be a major or minor in these departments to be a part of the Cross-Cultural TLC. The Cross-Cultural TLC is more than a CSUN Housing Experience, it is a community of matadors engaged in creating a culture of social change. Cross-Cultural TLC leaders are encouraged to get involved in Student Housing, CSUN and their greater communities.

For questions or more information regarding the Cross-Cultural TLC, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 or the Student Coordinator for Learning Communities at llc.tlc@csun.edu or (818) 677-6532

Sophomore and Transfer Student Experience

Sophomore and Transfer Student Experience: The Sophomore and Transfer Student Experience Themed Living Community brings together students who are in their second year of college, or who have transferred to CSUN from another college. This community is a supportive and fun environment where you will find others who are in your experience. Being in your second year of college can often be a difficult one for many students. Before, there was a great deal of support and guidance for you and you probably had some less difficult classes. In the second year, you may feel out of the loop, and this can leave you feeling like you should have it all figured out. Classes also become more challenging in the second year and beyond.

As a new transfer student, you may experience similar challenges. You are not brand new to college, but you are certainly brand new to CSUN. You know what it takes to be successful in college, but you may not have friends here yet, and you don't necessarily know all the resources available at CSUN. This community puts these two populations together to create community and support. Visit the TLC website for additional information.

Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to participate in community service, internship and social activities designed to let you explore your relationships with the people around you.

Requirements for participation

  • Complete an application and contract for campus housing for the upcoming academic year.
  • Be a second year college student or a new transfer student.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding The Sophomore and Transfer Student Experience Themed Living Community, please contact the Student Coordinator for Learning Communities at llc.tlc@csun.edu or (818) 677-6532.

Living Above the Influence TLC

Living Above the Influence Living Community logo

The Living above the Influence Themed Living Community brings together students who desire to live in an environment free from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. While CSUN Student Housing prohibits the use of tobacco and drugs in all residential units and permits alcohol consumption only by students who are of legal drinking age, members of this TLC have committed to not using any tobacco, alcohol or drugs in this living environment, or being under the influence of these substances (after using or imbibing elsewhere) in the TLC.

Throughout the year, you will have the opportunity to participate in community service, internships and social activities designed to let you explore your relationships with the people around you. Activities and opportunities are supported by outstanding university staff such as our campus wellness coach and a resident adviser, who has been specially selected and trained to provide the resources you may need to be successful at CSUN.

The Living above the Influence community gives you the opportunity to be a member of a group that shares some of your identity and your own desire for academic success, while supporting your personal growth.

Requirements for participation

  • Complete an application and contract for campus housing for the upcoming academic year.
  • Commit to not using any tobacco, alcohol or drugs in the living environment and further agree not to return to the TLC under the influence of these substances.

Space is limited and will be allotted to students who are qualified and in order of the receipt date of all application materials.

If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Living above the Influence community, please contact Student Housing at (818) 677-2587 or the Student Coordinator for Learning Communities at llc.tlc@csun.edu  or (818) 677-6532.

Community Agreement form for the Living Above the Influence.