Health & Well-being
Student Success Allies
The CSBS Student Allies team are MSW Students who provide immediate response to support students in crisis and case management as needed under the direct supervision of a Faculty LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). In addition to being a near-peer support, the allies can also help those students who need more intensive services connect to off campus programs.
Allen Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW
A significant percentage of college students have a difficult time enjoying their learning opportunities while in college. Many students have experienced "mini" academic traumas before they enter college that reduce their confidence to learn new and difficult material. Recognizing that confidence and enjoyment in learning are two important variables in achieving academic success, ExCEL offers interventions and other presentations to present CSUN students psycho-education on academic motivation, test anxiety, self-efficacy, and academic confidence, as well as information about campus resources.
ExCEL Video: How to Experience Academic Confidence and Enjoy Learning (YouTube Video)
ExCEL Video: Selfies of Your Professors (YouTube Video)
RIO is a 3-week psychoeducational workshop series designed to help students learn quick and useful tools and develop a clearer sense of what they would like to change in their lives. RIO is a curriculum-driven workshop series with structure and specific learning objectives, with each workshop building on material from the preceding one(s). Participation is strongly encouraged but personal disclosure is not required. The workshops were designed to respect students' individual privacy while still providing ample space to begin building skills through experiential learning opportunities. All participants will receive a workbook to accompany exercises within the workshops. Students may participate in RIO more than once if they are interested in doing so.
Operating through California State University Northridge's (CSUN) Michael D. Eisner College of Education, Strength United provides a unique interdisciplinary approach to ending abuse and violence through the collaboration of mental health professionals, educators, researchers, students and volunteers.
WISDOM is a dynamic program for Black female students at CSUN. It is geared toward helping you achieve academic success and enhance your social capital by developing positive mentoring relationships with CSUN professional faculty, staff and administrators.
USU Office Depot Printing
The University Student Union (USU) has launched the USU Free Printing Gift Cards program, specifically for students. The cards provide users FREE printing through the Office Depot Online Portal or the student's local Office Depot print centers. Students are able print up to 50 pages at no charge to them. Students can register online on USU Computer Lab website, all currently enrolled CSUN students can apply for this $5 Office Depot electronic gift card.
Students can apply starting Monday, Jan. 25 to start printing for FREE with the new USU Free Printing Gift Cards courtesy of the Computer Lab!
For additional information, please visit University Student Union or call the USU Computer Lab at 818-677-5746.
CSUN Food, Housing, and Legal Support Resources
Approximately 11% of CSU students experience houselessness, 40% experience food insecurity, and many experience immigration status vulnerabilities and criminal legal troubles. While these problems are systemic issues related to the inherent inequalities of capitalist society, CSUN has created a hub for information about housing, food, financial, and mental and physical health resources for students called CSUN with a Heart. Continue reading about CSUN with a Heart
In particular, see the website for information about free food, counseling, and temporary emergency housing assistance. For undocumented/DACAmented students and/or students who live in mixed status families, please take advantage of the CSUN DREAM Center for information and resources. Continue reading about the CSUN Dream Center.
If any students are in need of legal assistance of any kind, please visit the CSUN Student Legal Support Clinic for free or low-cost services from Southwestern Law School interns and law professors: Select for additional information on CSUN Student Legal Support Clinic.