The University Student Union (USU) at CSUN fosters the achievement of students’ educational goals by facilitating a strong connection between students and the University community. Located on the east side of campus between Lindley Avenue and Zelzah Avenue, the USU is committed to enhancing the University experience by engaging students through events, recreation, volunteer and job opportunities, various food options, study areas, computer labs and TV lounges, as well as the Student Recreation Center, Pride Center, Veterans Resource Center and the new Oasis Wellness Center, opening in Fall 2015. The University Student Union is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a board of directors.
The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is a dynamic 138,000-square-foot facility that features state-of-the-art equipment along with a variety of exercise and leisure activities. It includes weight and fitness zones, a rock wall, 3-court gymnasium, multi-activity court, fitness and group exercise studios, racquetball court, indoor track, outdoor turf field and a recreational/lap swimming pool, as well as intramural leagues, sport clubs and equipment rentals.
The Pride Center supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and questioning students, faculty and staff through programming and educational outreach. The center works to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ individuals as well as advocating for the respect and safety of all members of the campus community.
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) assists CSUN students as they transition from military service to academic success. The VRC promotes the personal, professional and academic development of student veterans, reservists, members of the National Guard, and their dependents with support services, resources and community-building events.
The Oasis Wellness Center (opening in Fall 2015) is a welcoming destination where CSUN students can find serenity and revitalization amid the rush and activity of campus life. The Oasis will offer a range of services including nutrition counseling, therapeutic treatments such as acupuncture and massage, and workshops focused on wellness and stress management.
Executive Director: Debra L. Hammond