Find a Sense of Personal Belonging at CSUN with Cultural Welcomes from the University Student Union

January 3, 2023


WHAT: The University Student Union (USU) invites CSUN students to Cultural Welcomes, an opportunity to connect with their cultural communities on campus! Students will meet their peers of similar cultures while enjoying fun activities and learning about other cultural spaces on-campus through various clubs. We want every student’s journey at CSUN to be guided with loving support and a personal community here on campus. 

WHO: Janessa Reyes, Diversity Initiatives Supervisor, Diversity and Inclusion, is supervising these events. 

WHEN: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Welcome: Wednesday, Feb. 8 (4-6 p.m.)
American Indian Welcome: Thursday, Feb. 23 (4 – 6 p.m.)
Latinx/a/o/e Welcome: Thursday, Feb. 16 (3–6 p.m.)
Welcome Black: Tuesday, Feb. 7 (4-6 p.m.) 

WHERE: APIDA Welcome: Northridge Center/West Valley
American Indian Welcome: Grand Salon/ South Patio
Latinx/a/o/e Welcome: Grand Salon/ South Patio
Welcome Black: Northridge Center/West Valley 

WHY: Attendees at these specific cultural events will have access to a supportive network with students, faculty, and staff and discover resources offered in every community. It is essential for CSUN to provide a place to share similar experiences and converse about their unique culture. 

BACKGROUND: The USU is excited for Matadors to meet new people and discover campus organizations that align within their cultural communities during Cultural Welcomes. Students must register on the USU online calendar. Attendees may also request interpretation for this event by filling out the interpreting services request form five days prior to the event. For more information, please visit

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