The University Corporation

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Welcome to The University Corporation

Established in 1958, The University Corporation (TUC) is a non-profit auxiliary corporation providing commercial and administrative services to CSUN.

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 and business endeavors is used to support University projects.

Mission Statement

The mission of The University Corporation is to provide services and solutions that address the needs of California State University, Northridge; to support the academic, research and creative endeavors of its students, faculty and staff; and to enhance the quality of campus life. By fostering learning and professional development, The University Corporation empowers its staff to be proactive and resourceful in order to achieve the highest standard of customer service to the University community.

What We Do at The University Corporation

Matador Eats

The University Corporation's food services division provides convenient, reasonably-priced meals at various locations throughout campus. Food units include such popular franchises as Burger King, Subway, Juice It Up, Panda Express, and El Pollo Loco. Recent additions to dining facilities on campus include Pan-Asian restaurant, Bamboo Terrace, Freudian Sip at Student Housing, and Shake Smart at the University Student Union.



Management of the University Licensing program was transferred to The University Corporation in 2003 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.


Real Estate

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.


Research & Sponsored Programs

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


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.



Through the years The University Corporation (TUC) has accomplished many successful endeavors through another TUC Green Project initiative. Understanding the importance of environment sustainability efforts to the next level with Sustainability 2.0.