Useful Information & Resources - Staff & Faculty

The following list of key links are especially helpful for orienting new faculty and staff to the university.

CSUN's Mission, Values and Vision

California State University, Northridge exists to enable students to realize their educational goals.

Read CSUN's full Mission, Values and Vision here.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar lists semester schedules, commencement, holidays, and enrollment deadlines, to help you for planning purposes. CSUN's other calendars list the many cultural, educational and athletic events taking place on campus.

Benefits Administration

As a new benefit eligible employee, learn more about the exceptional array of benefits for CSU employees and their dependents. Visit the CSUN Employee Benefits website for the most up-to-date program information. Eligible employees should contact Human Resources Professional Development to attend the New Employee Orientation.

Campus Planning Priorities

The eight Planning Priorities that guide many of the University's activities, align with the Mission, Values and Vision.

You can read or download a copy of the Campus Planning Priorities here.

CSUN Policies

Review the University policies that affect the entire California State University campus and specific policies that are most relevant to your employment on campus.

Employment Services

The Employee Relations department provides human resources support for staff, administrators, and student assistants. Compliance policies and procedures for campus employees are also available.

Equity, Diversity, and Accessibility

The CSUN community is strongly committed to supporting, retaining, and attracting students, faculty, and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

Visit the Office of Equity & Diversity's website to learn about services and resources offered related to:

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Tittle IX: Gender Equity & Sexual Misconduct
  • Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Faculty Hiring
  • Accessibility & Technology
  • Training & Education

Handouts (printable pdf format):


Environmental Health and Safety provides ergonomic resources to employees by providing ergonomic training, evaluations, recommendations and planning.

Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs provides for many of the human resources needs of the University’s academic personnel.

Information Technology

Here you can read short answers to some of the most frequently asked questions asked of Information Technology, or you can browse the handouts and instructions made available by the Help Desk and Information Technology.

Klotz Student Health Center | Services Available to Faculty and Staff

Consistent with its primary mission of providing required basic health services to students, the Klotz Student Health Center offers faculty and staff a variety of augmented services designed to support and enhance both personal and professional needs. 

Visit the SHC website to learn more about the following services available applicable fees.

  • Acupuncture and Asian medicine
  • Chiropractic care
  • Dental clinic
  • Optometry clinic
  • Massage therapy
  • Registered dietitian
  • Pharmacy
  • Travel and Immunization Clinic


LifeMatters | Your Employee Assistance Program

The University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP), LifeMatters, is a free program available to all CSUN employees.

The program offers counseling services to employees and members of their household to assist with emotional and financial wellbeing.

Visit our LifeMatters website and log in to view these and other services available.


News and Publications

CSU Leader, is an e-news publication of the California State University featuring timely and concise briefings on news related to the CSU.

Online Services Login

Once you have an account for our CSUN systems, you will be able to enter your Matador User ID and password to login to  CSUN Online Portal. This includes Web mail (accessing your official University e-mail on the web), Student Administration (grades, rosters, etc.), Human Resources (staff access, reporting, etc.), and Self Service.

Payroll Administration

Visit the Payroll Administration website to view:

  • Payroll Basics | Learn about Receiving and Understanding Your Pay "Warrant," Direct Deposit, how to view your pay online (CEC), and much more!
  • Payroll Calendars & Schedules | See when to expect your pay, pay distribution schedules, and campus holidays for the entire year.

Police and Parking Services

Visit Police and Parking Services  to find out more about emergency procedures, campus safety services, the annual report on crime statistics in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and the individuals who keep faculty, staff, students, and visitors safe on campus.

Learn more about the various services offered:

  • Crime Prevention Programs
  • Emergency Management
  • Matador Patrol - Campus Safety Escorts
  • Training, and more!

Searchable Faculty and Staff Directory

Phone, email and office locations can be searched in the Faculty and Staff Directory. All employees can and should update their own entries.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus

To promote a healthier environment in which students, faculty and staff can learn, work and live, California State University, Northridge adopted smoke- and tobacco-free guidelines across its campus at the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

Visit the Clear The Air website to view the policy and access Tools for Quitting and FAQs.