Since 1964, the National Center on Deafness has served students who are deaf and hard of hearing at the University level. NCOD, internationally recognized for its mainstreamed programs and services, provides an innovative orientation program, communication access services (interpreting, transcription, and note taking), academic advisement, tutoring and select direct communication (sign) classes to students who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as CSUN faculty and staff.
Each semester, approximately 160 students who are deaf and hard of hearing have access to University classes, co-curricular activities and student sponsored functions, including the Deaf CSUNians club and various student leadership programs. Student assistantship opportunities are available. To receive services and accommodations through NCOD, students must register with the office.
Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, NCOD, through pepnet 2, offers resources and training on how to enhance institutional capacity to serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing nationwide. NCOD houses a library and resource center with an extensive collection of publications and media pertaining to deaf and hard of hearing issues. NCOD also provides in-service training for service providers through its monthly seminars and Summer Institute.