The Glenn Omatsu House is a department, student, campus and community center. Founded in 1992 and then known as "the Asian House", it was and still is a meeting place for AAS clubs and organizations, as well as a study-center for student groups. Class projects, presentations, and special speaker visits take place in the center, bringing together AAS students from a variety of courses. The center also functions as a meeting space for AAS faculty and faculty from other departments and colleges. The Glenn Omatsu House promotes academic and creative endeavors beyond the classroom environment. When the Women's Research and Resource Center (WRRC) accidentally burned down in 2008, AAS offered to temporarily share part of our space with WRRC. Because of shortage of space on campus, we continue to share the house with WRRC. In short, the Asian House originally was founded to house the Asian American Activities Center and now being renamed the Glenn Omatsu House also holds the WRRC.
On April 29, 2014, CSUN had a dedication ceremony to honor our benefactor, mentor, teacher and friend, Glenn Omatsu for his dedication to student and community empowerment. His mentee and our benefactor, Prosy delaCruz, has written an article in the Asian Journal to honor Professor Glenn Omatsu's work. CSUN Sundial also covers this house dedication ceremony.
The Glenn Omatsu House (formerly known as "the Asian House") is located between Reseda & Etiwanda and Superior & Plummer.
18356 Halsted Avenue
Northridge, CA 91330
The Glenn Omatsu House is located at 18356 Halsted St., Northridge, CA 91325. This is on the south side of the street, just east of Reseda Blvd., and is adjacent to the CSUN Black House and CSUN Lab School. There are few parking spots in front of the house. Better to find parking in lot B6 on Plummer and enter the house through the back. Parking permit can be purchased for $6 at the parking kiosk on Prairie, which is south of Plummer and between Darby and Etiwanda.
To go to the AAS Department, please park at Guest Parking or Parking Lot B3.
Reserving the Omatsu House
To reserve the Omatsu House, please check with the office staff for availability on the Omatsu House Calendar. Your faculty advisor should be the one checking out the key or give you access to the House and be there with you when you clean up. Please leave the House cleaner than how you found it.