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Matador Life

There's more to college than classes. Get involved and take advantage of new experiences, health and wellness resources, and opportunities to connect with other students. From student organizations to resources, including the Pride Center, the Klotz Student Health Center and the Student Recreation Center, you’re sure to find the people, activities and places at CSUN to meet your needs. 

Clubs and Organizations

From salsa dancing to sailing, Buddhism to business law, and chess to Chicano culture, there are more than 300 student clubs and organizations to choose from at CSUN. If you can't find a club or organization that matches your interests, the Matador Involvement Center can help you start your own.

Dream Center

CSUN’s Dream Center provides information and assistance to undocumented students, members of mixed-status families and allies.

Greek life

CSUN is home to more than 40 fraternity and sorority chapters totaling 1,400 members. If Greek life is for you, recruitment happens at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Not sure which sorority or fraternity you'd like to join? Try attending a few different rush events to find the right group for you.

If you're already interested in a specific Greek organization, check to see if they have a chapter on campus, or visit the Matador Involvement Center for more information. 

Intramural sports

You don't need to be an athlete to play sports at CSUN. Our intramural program is a great way to meet friends and have a good time. You can join teams like Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball and more through the Associated Students sports clubs.

Klotz Student Health Center

The Klotz Student Health Center is open Monday-Friday for both appointments and walk-in visits, and services are provided at little to no cost for enrolled students. Physicians are board-certified in family medicine, gynecology, internal and sports medicine, and specialists are available in chiropractic services, dentistry, massage therapy, optometry, physical therapy, podiatry, substance use, and women's and men's health.

Oasis Wellness Center

Life as a college student can get overwhelming. Take a break and refocus at the Oasis Wellness Center. Opened in September 2015, the Oasis Wellness Center offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation and reflection. You can also sign up for acupuncture, massages, meditation, nap pods, nutrition counseling and wellness workshops.

Pride Center

The Pride Center at CSUN is a supportive resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and questioning students (LGBTQ). The Peer Mentor Program, CSUN Ally Program, Tuesday Talks and LGBTQ Coffee Nights are just a few of the programs that the Pride Center offers to promote respect and safety for all members of the CSUN community.

Student leadership

At California State University, Northridge, Associated Students is the primary voice for students, providing an array of services, from recycling to special events and Student Government leadership opportunities.

Student Recreation Center

Whether you’re a gym rat or not, the Student Recreation Center (SRC) is available to help you stay active. The 100,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art SRC features a gymnasium and multi-activity courts, weight and fitness spaces, and rooms for aerobics, martial arts, spinning and dance classes. The facility also features a rock-climbing wall and boxing studio in addition to a field complex, an indoor track and an outdoor pool. The SRC houses the offices for intramural sports, sport clubs, Open Recreation and outdoor adventures, as well as aquatics and fitness centers.

Annual events

Matador Nights

Here's what you can look forward to each year.

Matador Nights

An evening of dance, music, food and fun based on a theme that changes each year. Admission is free with your student ID.

Up All Night

Enjoy finals stress relief each semester with free coffee and tea, snacks, massages and study kits at the University Student Union and the Satellite Student Union.

Carnaval

Three days of free music, dance, food and fun celebrating the awesome diversity of cultures on campus

The Big Show

An outdoor fall concert that has featured popular artists such as Tyga, Afrojack, Diplo and Big Sean

Athletics

Matadome

CSUN is a Division I powerhouse with dozens of Big West Conference titles and 10 women's and 7 men's sports teams. If you bring your student ID, you'll get free admission to regular-season home games. See the Matador sports schedules and news online at gomatadors.com.

Get involved

Students on campus.

From salsa dancing to sailing, Buddhism to business law, chess to Chicano culture, there are more than 300 student clubs and organizations to choose from at CSUN. If you can't find a club or organization that matches your interests, the Matador Involvement Center can help you start your own.

You don't need to be an athlete to play sports at CSUN. Our intramural program is a great way to meet friends and have a good time. You can join teams like Ultimate Frisbee, flag football, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball and more through the Associated Students sports clubs.

Movie nights and performances

 Alan and Elaine Armer Theater.

Whether you're into action, romance, comedy, the classics or foreign fare, it's easy to catch a flick at CSUN. The best part is that admission is free. The CSUN Cinematheque, located in the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater, offers movie screenings, guest artist lectures and panel discussions. Additionally, Associated Students hosts an outdoor movie fest every summer.

The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) supports a full spectrum of professional programming, including symphony orchestra concerts, opera performances, dance programs, lectures, film events, and musicals and plays. As a student, you'll receive a 40 percent discount on tickets.

Outdoor adventures

Associated Students Outdoor Adventures provides recreational opportunities such as organized hikes to the Hollywood sign, backpacking trips along Hawaii’s coast, opportunities for improving outdoor skills through workshops and equipment rentals for an outdoor adventure of your own.

Incoming freshmen can register for Camp Matador — a three-day camping trip in Big Bear. Recreational highlights include zip lining, swimming and hiking. It's a chance to meet other new Matadors and learn about CSUN while having fun.