The University Student Union (USU) at California State University, Northridge is a student centered non-profit organization that works to expand the college experience through various programs, services, employment, and involvement opportunities.

The University Student Union, as the heart of campus, uplifts and empowers students to achieve educational, personal and professional goals by providing leadership development, meaningful employment, and innovative programs, services and facilities. We promote equity, inclusion and well-being, while encouraging social justice advocacy to help Matadors feel heard, respected and connected to CSUN.

The University Student Union at CSUN includes the DREAM Center, Pride Center, Computer Lab, East Conference Center, Games Room, Northridge Center, Oasis Wellness Center, Reservations & Event Services, Student Recreation Center, USU Programs, Veterans Resource Center...and you!

Events and News


USU Executive Director Debra L. Hammond Receives “Women in Business Award” for Lifetime Achievement

May 12, 2017

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Debra L. Hammond, Executive Director of the University Student Union at CSUN, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Annual Women in Business Awards presented by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ). On Wednesday, April 26, Debra received the award for her outstanding achievements as an inspirational woman in business who has made an ongoing difference throughout the San Fernando Valley during her 23 years at CSUN. Read more

USU Personal Story: Isaac Simon

May 8, 2017

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Check out the new USU Personal Story featuring Isaac Simon! This is the second edition in a series of profiles that focus on the lives of student employees and staff of the University Student Union. Read more

“Crunch Time” at the University Student Union Offers Stress Relief for CSUN Students during Finals

May 2, 2017

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The University Student Union (USU) is back with the solution to that finals week meltdown too many CSUN students go through during finals season. All Matadors are invited to take advantage of “Crunch Time”, the well-timed stress relief event over the two important weeks from Monday, May 8 to Thursday, May 11 and then again from Monday, May 15 to Thursday, May 18 at the USU. Read more


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