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TAKE Program and Cast

If you are interested in applying for TAKE Cast, applications for the 2024 season will be available through this website in early Spring 2024 Semester.  Please check back with us at that time, or call/visit the department for more information. 

In its 36th year of production, TAKE is a performance that may include skits, spoken word, and/or visual imagery surrounding issues prevalent to CSUN students. Up to 10 diverse students will showcase their performance at New Student Orientation (NSO) to discuss topics such as, but are not limited to, relationships, physical/mental health, prejudice, and overall student transitions. 

In supporting the overall missions and goals set forth by our institution, our division, our department and the NSO program, the TAKE performance promotes university resources and services through real-life situations and scenarios as experienced by our cast members

Annually assessed by our own campus, the nationally recognized TAKE program is an innovative and well-positioned platform where new students learn about supportive structures at CSUN to help ensure their success in college.

 LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0asYCx6pu5o

TAKE 36 Position Description and Application Details

The Office of Student Development & Transitional Programs (SDTP) exists to develop and support students in becoming engaged members and successful graduates of the CSUN community.


In support of the overall New Student Orientation (NSO) process, TAKE cast members will explore, create, and showcase a performance relating to prevalent issues college students may face today. Under the direction of the TAKE Team (TAKE Director, SDTP Assistant Director, and SDTP Director), cast members will be immersed in an educational leadership program that will develop them into peer educators over several months. The exploration and creation of TAKE requires participation in an educational process structured and facilitated by the TAKE Team which includes workshops, scriptwriting teams, and script practice leading up to the performance for new incoming students. In addition, cast members will have the opportunity to serve as student assistants for programming beyond TAKE’s purpose. Please review the TAKE Position Description for more information. 


TAKE Cast members are expected to have Tuesdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM available for TAKE meetings during the Spring semester. TAKE meetings are designed to enrich critical thinking, creativity, community, etc. Each meeting is crucial for optimal success in the program. It is REQUIRED that all TAKE cast members attend all NSO/TAKE leadership training throughout the entire TAKE process:

Training #1 (NSO Welcome)Thursday, April 4th4pm - 6pm 
Training #2 (Commencement)Thursday, May 2nd4pm - 6pm 
Training #3 (NSO Retreat)May 30th to June 1stOvernight
Mock OrientationEarly JulyTentative

Required Programs: 

TAKE Cast Members will be expected to work in ALL signature programs such as Honors Convocation, Commencement, Parent & Family Programming, President's Picnic, and New Student Convocation:

  • Honors Convocation (May 11, 2024) 
  • ALL Commencement Ceremonies 2024  (May 17, 2024 to May 20, 2024)
  • ALL First-Time Freshmen/Dual Track Orientations (July 2024 to August 2024)
  • ALL International/Transfer Orientations (July 2024 & August 2024)
  • President’s Picnic (Thursday, August 29, 2024)
  • New Student Convocation (Fall 2024)
Please note, that if you anticipate having a time conflict with the interview, training, or required programming dates, you will be able to let us know in the application


  • Applications close on Monday, February 26th, 2024 11:59 PM PST
  • If eligible, you will receive communication once applications close if you are selected for the interview round (on 3/1/24)
  • Applications, once submitted, cannot be retrieved/updated by the applicant. If you feel that your data is incorrect, then don't hesitate to get in touch with our office by email csuntakeprogram@gmail.com


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