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Student Services Centers/EOP Satellites

Advising Resource Center/EOP

  • Bayramian Hall (BH) 210 
  • Director: Conchita Y. Battle, Ed.D. 
  • Phone: (818) 677-2108 
  • Fax: (818) 677-7728 
  • www.csun.edu/eop/ 

The Advising Resource Center/EOP exists to provide extensive holistic services to EOP students and undecided/undeclared students in their first 2 years of matriculation (0-59 units) at the University, or until they declare a major. We provide students with the opportunity to:


  • By providing advisement (from peer mentors and professional advisors) and advocacy for students to aid in successful matriculation during their academic career;
  • By providing personal support during each student’s transition to a college;
  • By providing appropriate referrals to students; and
  • By promoting, guiding and supporting the overall academic, personal and career development of undecided/undeclared students.


  • By providing an array of holistic student support services in a caring environment;
  • By fostering community and mentoring experiences;
  • By helping students connect to appropriate programs/departments (major); and
  • By providing students with ample opportunities for self-exploration through career development.


  • By creating opportunities for students to choose a major.

Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication

  • Student Resource Center & EOP Satellite 
  • Nordhoff Hall (NH) 135 
  • Director: Maria L. Valiton 
  • Phone: (818) 677-2024 
  • Fax: (818) 677-3863 
  • www.csun.edu/~srceop/main.htm 

The Student Resource Center/EOP Satellite (SRC/EOP) is a comprehensive effort designed to assist students enrolled in the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication (MCCAMC) at California State University, Northridge. In maintaining our vision of further developing a community of talented students, the College is committed to providing services to students to facilitate their success within the majors of Art, Cinema and Television Arts, Communication Studies, Journalism, Music and Theatre.

The Center also serves as a satellite office of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which supports, advocates and facilitates the mission of CSUN and EOP by providing holistic support services that promote and encourage first-generation, low-income and historically underrepresented students to seek higher educational opportunities specifically at CSUN.

The SRC/EOP, in coordination with the College Departments, seeks to build a network in which students can benefit from the strengths and talents of faculty, staff and peers. The Center is designed to enhance the transition, retention and graduation of students majoring in the College’s academic departments. It provides a variety of academic support services, which include but are not limited to holistic academic advisement and counseling, guidance and information, personal support and multicultural activities to maintain a cohesive student-centered environment to help students realize their educational goals.

We encourage participants to become part of our family and take advantage of the resources. Students gain a greater understanding of community and enrich their lives by availing themselves of these opportunities while at CSUN. The Student Resource Center & EOP Satellite considers each student as an individual with a unique set of experiences, talents, ideas and life and career goals. As such, it recognizes that advisement is a holistic process having the mission of assisting students to identify and clarify goals, plan and monitor academic progress, and advance toward graduation. Some of the holistic support services that are available via the Center for EOP and other College student populations during peak advisement periods are (refer to the MCCAMC Advisement Grid available at our website): 1) assistance with course selection, 2) help with developing a balanced and realistic schedule, 3) help with developing an overall academic plan, including general education, the major and other graduation requirements, 4) help with improving and monitoring academic performance and 5) assistance with re-admission procedures, undergraduate financial aid appeals, late schedule adjustment requests, Early Warning System (TEWS) student and faculty support or any other student related requests and referrals.

College of Business and Economics

  • Juniper Hall (JH) 2113 
  • Director: Fariba Farzan 
  • Phone: (818) 677-3537 
  • Fax: (818) 677-5822 
  • www.csun.edu/cobaessc 

The College of Business and Economics offers majors in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Business Administration, with options in Business Law, Insurance and Financial Services, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate and Systems Operations Management. The Student Services Center and EOP Satellite assists the College in its efforts to support, retain and graduate students by promoting and fostering student development and academic success. Professional academic advisors support students throughout their academic experience. Holistic services offered include: new freshman and transfer advisement; helping students identify and achieve long- and short-term goals; academic advisement; graduation planning; and referrals to College and University resources for academic, personal and professional development. The Center also provides additional specialized services to eligible Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students. Students are encouraged to contact the Center or visit our website for additional assistance.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

  • Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1501 
  • Director: Dr. Karla Pelletier 
  • Phone: (818) 677-2191 
  • Fax: (818) 677-2026 
  • www.csun.edu/~cecsssc/ 

As part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s overall retention efforts, the CECS Student Services Center/EOP Satellite (SSC/EOP) provides a wide range of student services including holistic academic advisement, tutorial services, scholarship and internship information, career development and specialized help for students in academic difficulty.

The Center also provides specialized servnices to Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a professional SSC/EOP advisor. Extended hours for evening students are also available. Visit our website for more information and current offerings/activities.

College of Health and Human Development

  • Sequoia Hall (SQ) 111 
  • Director: Dr. Mario Lopez 
  • Phone: (818) 677-2883 
  • Fax: (818) 677-5885 
  • www.csun.edu/hhd/sscadvisement.html 

The HHD Student Services Center/EOP is a comprehensive effort designed to assist in the recruitment, retention and graduation of students majoring in Child and Adolescent Development, Communication Disorders and Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Recreation and Tourism Management, and Physical Therapy.

The HHD Student Services Center/EOP works in partnership with students in meeting their academic goals and through holistic advisement facilitates success in the various disciplines represented in the College. Services offered through the HHD Student Services Center/ EOP include: academic advisement for freshman, transfer and continuing students, HHD Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation, specialized services for EOP students, academic success workshops, personal support, peer advisement and faculty mentoring.

College of Humanities

  • Interim Director: Marvin Villanueva 
  • Jerome Richfield Hall (JR) 240 
  • Phone: (818) 677-4767 or 4784 
  • Fax: (818) 677-7475 
  • http://www.csun.edu/humanities/eop/ 

The Student Services Center/EOP (SSC/EOP) offers a wide variety of holistic support services to recruit, retain and graduate students with majors and minors in the College of Humanities. These support services include but are not limited to academic advisement, degree planning, mentoring, a variety of specialized services for EOP students and new student programs. Students may schedule individual appointments with professional advisors in the SSC/EOP. Telephone, email and fax inquiries are always welcome. Extended hours are offered in an attempt to meet the needs of our evening students. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with the staff of the SSC/EOP. The professional guidance offered by the academic advisors in the SSC/EOP provides students with the information and support they need to meet their academic goals.

Liberal Studies Program

  • Education Building (ED) 100 
  • Director: Dr. Michael Neubauer 
  • Phone: (818) 677-3300 
  • Fax: (818) 677-4768 
  • www.csun.edu/liberalstudies 

The Liberal Studies Program offers advisement services to students who are interested in K-6th grade or Special Education Teacher Preparation or the General (Interdisciplinary) Studies options of the Liberal Studies major. Students interested must complete an online advising workshop. Students who have applied to CSUN and who have completed an online workshop may schedule an individual appointment with an advisor. Liberal Studies also offers advisement for the Sustainability, Humanities, and Russian Studies minors. Students interested in the aforementioned minors do not have to complete the Liberal Studies online workshop.

College of Science and Mathematics

  • Eucalyptus Hall (EH) 2126 
  • Director: Elizabeth Riegos-Olmos 
  • Phone: (818) 677-4558 
  • Fax: (818) 677-3877 
  • www.csun.edu/~smssceop 

The Student Services Center/Educational Opportunity Program (SSC/EOP) provides holistic and comprehensive advisement services to College of Science and Mathematics students to support student success, promote a positive educational experience and encourage academic excellence. In addition to advisement, services offered include tutoring for subjects in Math and Science, career exploration, pre-health advisement and educational planning for graduate and professional school. As an EOP Satellite, the SSC/EOP focuses on the needs of EOP populations—consisting of highly motivated low-income, historically underrepresented and first-generation students—by providing additional support services and involvement in activities and programs designed to recruit, retain and encourage the persistence of EOP students. The SSC/EOP actively works to develop mentoring activities, create connections for students to the College and the campus at large and assist students with understanding the wide array of resources available throughout the University.

Students interested or declared in Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geological Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics are highly encouraged to seek assistance from the SSC/EOP.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Sierra Hall (SH) 204 
  • Interim Director: Ani Harutyunyan 
  • Phone: (818) 677-2658 
  • Fax: (818) 677-5923 
  • www.csun.edu/csbs/ssc_eop/ 

The Student Services Center/Educational Opportunity Program Satellite (SSC/EOP) assists the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in its efforts to recruit, retain, graduate and promote the advancement of students to graduate and professional degree programs. The Center is committed to providing opportunities that will enhance students’ educational experiences, foster student development and promote academic success. The SSC/EOP offers specialized holistic support services to students who are part of the Educational Opportunity Program.

Professional staff advisors are available to assist students with academic advisement, educational planning and graduate and professional school preparation.

Students with an interest or majoring in Anthropology, Geography, History, Pan-African Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies are encouraged to seek assistance in the Center.