Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing


Every Wednesday starting 09/12 - 12/5

12:00 - 12:45 in Santa Susana Hall 115
45 Min. walk and discussion open to Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Need to get out the office? Tired of staring at your computer screen? Want to learn more about CSUN? The Institute continues to offer themed walks encompassing fun facts about CSUN from the best Pokemon Go Tips to CSUN's campus efforts to stay sustainable.


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September 12The Institute for Community Health & WellbeingCampus Partners12:00 pm
September 19Anne EipeUniversity Counseling Servies12:00 pm 
September 26Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
October 3Shari Tarver BehringFaculty and Staff Self-care12:00 pm
October 10CSUN Aquatic CenterRecreation, leisure and outside wellness opportunities at CSUN12:00 pm
October 17Commit To Be FitFitness12:00 pm
October 24Austin EriksonSustainability Tour12:00 pm
October 31Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm 
November 7The CSUN Food PantryTBD12:00 pm
November 14SRC (Kaila Lavin)TBD12:00 pm
November 21CANCELLED - Happy Holidays!CANCELLED - Happy Holidays!12:00 pm
November 28Marilyn Magaram CenterWellness12:00 pm
December 5Oasis Wellness Center (Sandra Salute)Oasis Resources12:00 pm



















The Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

The Institute is a collaborative of campus and community members committed to enhancing the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, organizations and communities within Cal State Northridge’s service region. The primary mission of the Institute is to foster healthful living through community and campus partnerships

Anne Eipe

Individual and Group Therapy for students.

The CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC)

The CSUN Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MMC) encourages health and wellbeing through education and community services in the fields of nutrition, food science, dietetics, and health promotion. In collaboration with other CSUN programs and centers including the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing, MMC has developed and supported many health and wellness programs that utilize the expertise of faculty, the energy and talents of students, and the extensive and diverse resources of the community. 

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson has been the Coordinator of the CSUN Institute for Sustainability for seven years. She coordinates campus sustainability projects, educational events, and outreach efforts, and oversees student projects and service learning. She works closely with campus and community stakeholders to advance sustainability initiatives She assisted in the development of the CSUN 10 year Campus Sustainability Plan and assists with implementation by serving on three working groups.

Austin Eriksson

Austin Eriksson is the Director of Energy and Sustainability at CSUN and has worked at the university for over three years. In his role he coordinates projects and programs across divisions and departments to ensure the University’s Sustainability Plan is met. He also played a key role in developing CSUN’s Climate Action Plan and is tasked with its implementation. His most recent accomplishments include leading the campus in tripling its diversion rate in less than two years, reducing CSUN’s water consumption by 22% - over 55 million gallons per year and is currently leading CSUN’s solar initiative with the goal of bringing 3-4 megawatts of clean energy to the campus within the next year. 

Shari Tarver Behring, Ph.D.

Shari Tarver Behring,Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and holds CA credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology. She has been a Department Chair for 9 years and is currently the Interim Dean for the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Shari has been on a journey of studying self-care for several years, and has visited self-care programs all over the country, and in Canada. For the last 3 years, she has been a facilitator for a faculty and staff self-care program in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education.

CSUN Aquatic Center

I have been working at CSUN since 2013 primarily with Outdoor Adventures, and the Aquatic Center. I graduated with my MS from the Recreation Tourism Management Department. I have been very lucky to have worked with tons on on campus departments, organizations, and other CSUN groups.

Commit to be Fit

Commit to Be Fit (CTBF) is a free fitness program for CSUN staff/faculty/students and community members. The program is led by CSUN Kinesiology students under the supervision of CSUN Kinesiology faculty.

The CSUN Food Pantry

The CSUN Food Pantry exists to provide emergency nourishment and basic necessities at no cost to CSUN’s students. The CSUN Food Pantry supplies food and offers food program assistance to those who are without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. Our goal is to minimize the academic impact on our students by providing the needed essentials. The CSUN Food Pantry is a resource for CSUN students, faculty, and staff to help alleviate food insecurity and hunger within our campus community..

Student Recreation Center

The Student Recreation Center is a 138,000 square foot facility for exercise and leisure activity that promotes lifelong health and wellness. The eco-friendly facility has got it all — the most up-to-date equipment, a friendly and welcoming staff, and tons of school spirit.

The Veteran Resource Center

The Veteran Resources Center's mission is to assist CSUN students as they transition from military service to academic success. The VRC promotes the academic, personal and professional development of student veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard and their dependents through supportive services, resources and community building events.

Oasis Wellness Center

The Oasis is a welcoming destination where CSUN students can find serenity and relaxation amid the rush and activity of campus life. It offers nutrition counseling, meditation, massages, acupuncture, nap pods and workshops focused on wellness and managing stress — all intended to promote student academic success.