This page hosts information about the University Student Union’s continued commitment to supporting students’ educational goals through inclusive and anti-racist programs, services and activities. Through collaboration with students, faculty and staff from various campus entities, DEI is dedicated to providing spaces where all Matadors can come together to learn and engage in conversations regarding race, anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusivity.
Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant (DEIG) Highlights
The University Student Union in collaboration with University Counseling Services received funding from DEIG to provide several programs.
Essential Talks: A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West
Hear from Political Activist and Philosopher Dr. Cornel West during this collaboration with the USU and University Counseling Services (UCS) in this installment of the Multicultural Speaker Series, part of the Essential Talks program.
Essential Talks: Black Chat
Connect with Students from Other Colleges and Celebrate Black Culture at Essential Talks: Black Chat with the USU, UCS, the Rose Black Resource Center of CSU Dominguez Hills, the Pan African Resource Center at Cal State L.A and the African American Student Center at Cal Poly Pomona.
Our Healing Spaces are intended to create safe space for communities to come together to heal, be in community with one another and create support and action items for matters impacting members of our CSUN community. We have held various healing spaces in collaboration with departments and student organizations.
The HEAL Project connects CSUN at-promise students with resources they need to thrive in college and promote student success.
WISDOM is a dynamic program for Black female students at CSUN. It is geared toward helping them achieve academic success and enhance their social capital by developing positive mentoring relationships with CSUN professional faculty, staff and administrators.
USU Work Teams
Internal USU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work Team
Provides guidance and support to the University Student Union on creating an inclusive workplace experience for members of the organization. Assist on issues of organization climate, inclusive practices and overall, equitable experiences for staff and board members.
USU RISE Work Team
The RISE (Race, Intersectionality, Social and Environmental justice) Work Team is a student-driven, student-led space that fosters a sense of belonging at CSUN, where diverse communities come together to explore race and intersecting identities, encourage intellectual exchange, and promote inclusion and advocacy.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will serve as an advisory committee to the Board of Directors offering a critical analysis of how the USU can further enhance inclusivity within its policies, practices and programming efforts.
Visit our Anti-Racism Resource List to find helpful allyship articles, training workshops, law enforcement alternatives, history and social justice books, anti-racism videos and other resources.