Annual Recognition Conference

The Clubs and Organizations Annual Recognition Conference is a mandatory annual event for all University Recognized Student Clubs and Organizations at CSUN seeking university recognition for the current academic year. The 2017-2018 Clubs and Organizations Annual Recognition Conference will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9:40 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:40 a.m. on the Plaza del Sol, USU. Sign up to attend via the 2017-2018 Clubs and Organizations Annual Recognition Conference registration form

2017-18 Annual Recognition Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time Table and Location(s) for the Annual Recognition Conference
9:40 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Check-InPlaza del Sol, USU
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.WelcomeNorthridge Center, USU
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Special PresentationNorthridge Center, USU
11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.BrunchPlaza del Sol / OST Lawn (North of USU)
11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.Educational Session AVarious Rooms, USU
12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.Educational Session BVarious Rooms, USU
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Educational Session CVarious Rooms, USU
3:00 p.m.Check OutMIC - Clubs and Organizations Suite, USU

Planning Your Conference Attendance

Attending the Annual Recognition Conference is meant to be informative, useful and fun. In order to have the process run expediently, we have implemented the following mandates.

  • In order to be granted University Recognition for the 2017-2018 academic year, at least one representative must attend the entire conference.
  • Each club and organization is limited to two free registrations. We strongly encourage one or both of the representatives to be the president and/or treasurer.
  • We invite you to have two representatives attend in order for your organization to take full advantage of the conference and the various sessions. Please email Augie Garibay if you would like to register more than two members of your club or organization.
  • There is a check out process. In order to receive credit for attendance, you must have at least one officer from your club or organization stay for the entire conference and submit the Check-Out Card.

Conference Newcomers

This information is designed for those of you who have never attended the Annual Recognition Conference and would like to know more about it.

The Annual Recognition Conference is a mandatory annual event for all University Recognized and Associated Students chartered clubs and organizations at California State University, Northridge. Although it is open to general members of the clubs and organizations, at least one representative from each recognized club or organization must attend the entire conference (we strongly encourage sending the president and/or treasurer).  Attendance of the entire program registers new clubs and organizations and re-registers established clubs and organizations for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Tips for First-Timers

Keep an Open Mind

No two conferences are the same. While you may hear from others what the previous years' programs consisted of, you will be pleasantly surprised to find how it has evolved over the years. This year's conference will highlight some new and exciting workshops and presentations!

Send Two Officers

As you read above, “at least one representative from each recognized club or organization must attend the entire conference.” We recommend you bring along two officers from your organization. You will be able to explore your workshop options together and come together following the conference to share notes. The conference is free and includes lunch for two representatives from each organization. We are anticipating attendance to reach capacity. Therefore, groups interested in sending additional members should contact Augie Garibay prior to registration of any additional members or officers. 

What do you do first?

Register for the conference. The earlier, the better! The only way to register is online via the the registration form on MataSync. Call the Matador Involvement Center if you are having trouble with the registration form. You can also register on the day of the conference, but you will miss out on critical information sent to those who register in advance.

Getting Help

The MIC website and conference pages will lead you to the information you need. If you need more help, e-mail Augie Garibay or call (818) 677-5111 for more information.

Components of the Conference

Student leaders who have registered for the conference will receive a confirmation with additional details regarding the program. Your registration includes all the events throughout the day, including Welcome Remarks, presentations, brunch, workshops and a vendor fair. Seating space is limited at popular workshops, so you are advised to be seated promptly at the sessions of your choice.

Special Presentation

Immediately following the Welcome Remarks, a staff member from the MIC will explain the University Recognition process and important updates that impact all student clubs and organizations.

Educational Sessions

50 minute-long presentations developed from feedback collected from past and present student leaders. These sessions are designed to actively engage participants in subjects pertinent to your role as a student leader.

What if our club or organization doesn't attend?

Student clubs and organizations that fail to attend the mandatory Annual Recognition Conference will lose all privileges associated with being a University Recognized and Associated Students chartered club or organization. Loss of privileges includes the following.

  • Inability to use CSUN name
  • Inability to post flyers on campus
  • Loss of mailbox privileges
  • Inability to hold meetings on campus under the "no-charge" courtesy extended to University Recognized or A.S. chartered groups
  • Inability to request A.S. funding for your club or organization
  • Loss campus group email account and web page connection