What is the SHINE Leadership Conference?
The SHINE Leadership Conference is a mandatory annual event for all University Recognized and Associated Students chartered clubs and organizations at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). The conference is just one required element of the student organization recognition process. The club/organization President, Treasurer, or another member of the group must attend the entire program (excluding the meet and greet with campus partners) to complete this requirement.”
When is the Annual Recognition Conference?
The conference is Saturday, October 29, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Where is the Annual Recognition Conference?
The conference will be held throughout the University Student Union (USU).
What time does the Annual Recognition Conference begin?
Conference check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Northridge Center, USU with the program starting at 9:30 a.m.
Can I represent more than one club/organization?
The SHINE Leadership Conference is designed to help your club/organization be successful. We feel it is important for student leaders to focus on the interest of one group; therefore a student may only represent a single club/organization. If the president or treasurer is unable to attend because they are representing another club/organization at the SHINE Conference, please contact Vicki Allen at
by Thursday, October 27th by 12 noon to discuss possible options.
Do I have to register in person?
No. Registration is online in MataSync.
Is there any cost for attending?
The conference is free and includes lunch for up to two (2) representatives from each organization. The president and/or treasurer is required to attend the conference.
Does the Matador Involvement Center honor religious observance?
If your organization is unable to send the President or Treasurer due to a religious observance, you must contact Vicki Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the organization's inability to attend due to religious conflict.
What if my club or organization is traveling for a competition or national meeting on the same date as the conference?
If your President or Treasurer are unable to attend due to competition or national meeting, you must contact Vicki Allen at email@example.com and indicate the individuals attending the competition or national meeting. Since the conference only happens 1 day a year, we encourage you to send an organization proxy to represent the President and/or Treasurer.
What can I expect at the Annual Recognition Conference?
Your registration includes all the events throughout the day, including a continental breakfast, welcome remarks, presentations, lunch, 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. 50-minute presentations developed from feedback collected from past and present student leaders. These workshops are designed to actively engage participants in subjects pertinent to your role as a student leader.
What If Our Club/Organization Doesn't Attend?
Clubs and organizations that fail to attend the mandatory SHINE Leadership Conference will lose all privileges associated with being a University Recognized and Associated Students chartered club or organization. Loss of privileges includes:
● Inability to use Cal State Northridge name
● Inability to post flyers on campus
● Inability to hold meetings on campus under the "no-charge" courtesy extended to University Recognized/A.S. chartered groups by the University Student Union
● Inability to request A.S. funding for your club/organization
● Loss of privilege to have campus email account and web page connection
What do I gain by attending the SHINE Leadership Conference?
The SHINE Leadership Conference will have over 15 different workshops that will equip student leaders with important information to help you succeed and meet the goals and objectives of your organizations.
Associated Students Finance 101
USU Reservation and Co-Sponsorship 101
How to Make your Events and Meetings Shine
Becoming a Better Leader
Drinking & Drugging - Science, Myths, and Realities
Career Readiness: Finding Meaning in Your Work
Title IX: Equity and Compliance Office
How to Get Money for Your Student Club
What Goes on Behind Closed Doors?
Event Planning at CSUN
CSUN Athletics - Welcome Matadors
Alumni Relations Student Programs
Sustainability: How to Make an Impact On-Campus and Beyond
Leadership Panel Discussion: A Conversation with Your AS Student Leaders
Revive the Shine
What if I am interested in starting a new club?
We encourage individuals considering starting an organization to attend the conference; however, it is not mandatory.
When is the registration deadline?
You should register by Thursday, October 20, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. This is to ensure that we are able to meet any dietary needs and accommodation needs. On-site registration will be available; however, individuals that register by the deadline will be eligible for prizes.
What is the 2022 Shine Conference Program Schedule?
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Check-in begins
9:30 am - 10:00 am - Welcome
First Half - 2 Session Blocks
10:00 am - 11:00 am: Block #1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Block #2
Lunch and Networking Session 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Second Half - 2 Session Blocks
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Block #3
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Block #4
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Conclusion/Evaluation
Meet & Greet with Campus Partners (Optional)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres
Whom do I contact for more information?
Visit the Matador Involvement Center website and or MataSync for more information on the SHINE Leadership Conference.
What is Re-registration?
Annually, student clubs and organizations must complete the Organization Re-registration in order to be recognized by California State University, Northridge. Organization Re-registration will close on Monday, October 31, 2022at 11:59p.m. Any student organizations that have yet to submit organization, re-registration by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 31st your MataSync portal will be frozen and your organization will be unable to conduct business on campus.