The University Corporation

About The University Corporation

How We Support CSUN

Established in 1958, The University Corporation is a non-profit auxiliary corporation providing commercial and administrative services to Cal State, Northridge.

The University Corporation operates for the sole benefit of California State University, Northridge and does not receive any state support. Surplus generated through its commercial endeavors are transferred to the University for discretionary use.

What We Do

CSUN Campus Store

The Corporation's primary retail operation is the CSUN Campus Store, providing textbooks, general books, supplies and CSUN gifts and clothing to the Cal State, Northridge community. The CSUN Campus Store is managed by Follett Higher Education Group, one of the country's leading college retailers.

CSUN Dining

The University Corporation's food services division contracts out its Food Service operations to Chartwells, branded as Matador Eats.  Matador Eats provides convenient, reasonably-priced meals at various locations throughout campus.  Food units include such popular franchises as Subway, Panda Express, and El Pollo Loco. Also, our dining facilities on campus include G'mos, Bamboo Terrace, four Freudian Sip coffee houses, Shake Smart at the University Student Union and many others.     

Real Estate - Faculty/Staff Housing

The University Corporation provides spacious, well-appointed, yet reasonably-priced rental townhomes just one block from campus, and several single-family homes adjacent to the campus. 

Sponsored Programs

Federal, state and other research grants, as well as contracts and community-oriented programs are administered by The University Corporation.

Investments and Endowments

The University Corporation maintains a significant investment portfolio, a portion of which is managed by CSUN Finance students. The University Corporation endowments provide grants for faculty research, student research, and innovative teaching projects. The University Corporation was one of the early contributors to the university's scholarship fund and provides textbook discounts to the University's Presidential Scholars.


Management of the University Licensing program was transferred to The University Corporation in 2002 and includes licensing of university facilities for events, photo, and film shoots, as well as licensing of products bearing the official marks of the university.