About The University Corporation

The University Corporation (TUC), a nonprofit California corporation, functions as a self-supporting auxiliary organization of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Established in 1958, TUC operates for the sole benefit of CSUN. The purpose of TUC is to support the educational mission of CSUN by providing certain commercial services and administrative functions.

TUC’s main operations include post-award grant administration of CSUN’s grants and contracts; real estate investment and management (which includes the acquisition of the Reseda Annex) and the faculty/staff housing program; promoting and coordinating campus facilities use and filming; trademark licensing; financial management of endowments, agency funds and summer academic enrichment workshops; engagement in community outreach programs and meal plan administration. TUC holds the contracts for the CSUN Campus Store with Follett and for all of campus dining with Chartwells Higher Education Group.

TUC is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors appointed by the University president and comprised of six students, six faculty members, two administrators and three community representatives. The University president serves as chair.