Student Government for 2017-2018
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Annual Report

Year In Review

David Crandall

2017-18 saw some major steps taken by the Associated Students. We continue to support student initiatives both within the classroom and in student organizations to the tune of nearly $2 million. Our student leadership continued its long-time commitment to building the new Sustainability Center as a new collections center for recycling and as the hub for education and outreach to the campus community on all things green. The AS supported a partnership with the campus and with Southwestern Law School to open a Student Legal Support Clinic for CSUN students. The AS has been implementing the recommendations from its recent Program Review, especially in restructuring itself to better serve students, especially via several succession plans. Our student leadership advocated strongly for programs, policies and services to help support student success at CSUN.

David Crandall
AS General Manager

Meet our Departments

The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning-focused campus environment.

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Children's Center

Children's Center

The AS Children’s Center is a high-quality early childhood program that provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which administers a national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system for all types of preschools and child care centers.


Continued Accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children


  • Contracts with Ca. Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division for State funded preschool and childcare. Grant with Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • In May 2017 the Children's Center was named an Exemplary Program by the Child and Adolescent Alumni Chapter.
  • Internship site for Kinesiology Department.
  • Collaborated with Campus partners to provide field trips to the Bookstore for Dr. Suess Day, the Geology and Dino Labs, Earth Fair and the Matadome.


110 Families per Semester
120 Children per Semester
20,000 Meals

Our Staff

12 Number of Teachers
70 Number of Employees
53 Number of Student Employees
Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Since 2008, CSUN Outdoor Adventures (OA) has been providing unique recreational opportunities to the CSUN community. Through our Wilderness Outings, RIDGE Rockwall, rental center, team building program, workshops and clinics, Outdoor Leadership Program, and most recently Camp Matador, we provide awe-inspiring, transformative experiences to more than 6,000 students each year.


50 Number of Student Employees
2 Number of Staff Employees
10 Number of Volunteers

Trip Leaders

All of our Wilderness Outing Instructors have over 10 days of back country training and an additional focus on technical activities to provide you with the safest, most competent wilderness experience possible. All our staff are an equal mix of trained medical practitioners, cooks, drivers, outdoor educators, and fun facilitators culminating in pretty incredible outdoor professionals.

8 Primary Trip Leaders
12 Secondary Trip Leaders
40 Number of Students Involved

Camp Matador

Camp Matador welcomes freshmen to Cal State Northridge by giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about the Matador life here at CSUN. Camp Matador is a 4-day, 3-night orientation program that takes place in Big Bear, California. Students ride air-conditioned charter buses from CSUN’s campus to Ponderosa Pines Camp, where they stay in air-conditioned, furnished cabins with fellow campers.

120 Attendees
104 Sign-ups

Outdoor Orientation

Outdoor Orientation offers transfer students a warm welcome into the CSUN community and provides the tools to successfully navigate the transition into Matador life. Students will explore the beautiful outdoors of California and develop lasting relationships while on a fun-filled journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and lasting memories!

35 Number of Students *

* total throughout 3 trips

Adventure Trips

CSUN Outdoor Adventures, located in the Student Recreation Center, gives you the opportunity to explore, learn and enjoy outdoor opportunities. Students participating in outings will learn how to recreate safely in the great outdoors and develop an understanding of natural surroundings. Outdoor Adventures hopes this will lead each student to appreciate the Earth’s natural beauty and all it has to offer.

31 Number of Day Trips
45 Number of Multi-day Trips

Leadership Workshops

The Outdoor Leadership Program (OLP) is designed to provide the knowledge and necessary skills for individuals who are interested in working as trip instructors or guides with the CSUN Outdoor Adventures Program.

The goal of the OLP is to develop knowledgeable, highly skilled and trained wilderness guides to work as instructors and guides with the Outdoor Adventures Program. Our overall mission is to provide the CSUN community an avenue to foster an appreciation for the outdoors, while emphasizing safety, environmental awareness, minimum impact, personal exploration, group bonding, experiential education, positive interaction, and good times.

5 Fall Semester
5 Spring Semester

Rental Center

CSUN Outdoor Adventures has a large selection of outdoor equipment available for current CSUN students to rent at a low cost for a day, a weekend, or a week. Located at the Northwest entrance of the SRC, the Rental Center serves as your comprehensive outdoor resource. Whether it's a family camping trip, church retreat, music festival, or mountaineering expedition, we provide top of the line outdoor equipment rentals for a number of general and technical activities

11,841 Number of Items Rented

Bike Shop

As a bicycle shop co-op, we offer CSUN students, faculty, and staff affordable prices on bicycle repairs, maintenance, and parts. If you would like to learn how to repair or maintain your bike, no labor fee will be added to your total, so you'll just pay for the price of the part (if applicable). If you don't have the time or don't want to get your hands dirty, no problem!

587 Number of Bikes Repaired


  • Rock wall staff, for there time belaying and teaching students at the rock wall.
  • Our partnership with Student Recreation Center, Sundays camp, the RTM department and Castaic Lake
  • Our workshop with Outdoor Afro, teaching and educating the group before they went on their first outdoor trip
  • Matador Bike Shop up at housing. This allows us to reach more students who may not have been previously able to access the main shop down by the bookstore.


AS Productions provides concerts, cultural events, lectures and special events for the CSUN campus, including "Big Show." AS Productions keeps the Matador spirit alive by producing CSUN spirit events and collaborating on programming with campus clubs, academic departments and the University Student Union.


52 Number of Events
800 Attendees on Average


150 Number of Student Volunteers
7 Number of Student Employees


  • We have collaborated with about 60 different clubs, Vendors, departments and campus partners.
Sport Clubs

Sport Clubs

The Sport Clubs program provides CSUN students an opportunity to participate in regionally and nationally competitive sports and recreational activities. The program is designed to allow each CSUN student a chance to participate in a sport club individually or as a member of a team.

Each club is formed, developed, governed and administered by student members. Student leadership, interest and participation are essential elements of a successful sport club.

28 Number of Sport Clubs
30 Number of Student Employees
710 Number of students in Sport Clubs


2,000+ Number of student attendees


  • 100 - 60 coaches and team volunteers
  • 6 Matador Sports Network volunteers
  • 32 Sport Club Council volunteers


  • Record attendance at Sports-a-Palooza
  • Men's Volleyball had both teams finish in the Top 5 of the SCCVL
  • Ice Hockey won it's second consecutive WCHC Championship and finished as the top team in California.
  • Salsa Libre won 1st place at the 2018 Collegiate Salsa Open and at the 2018 College Salsa Congress, both of which were 1st place title defenses.
  • Men's Rugby finished in 3rd place in their first year in Division 1
  • Baseball made the Western Regional Playoffs for the first time and was one game away from qualifying for Nationals
  • Sport Clubs helped secure a donation towards the archery club that will benefit the team for the next ten years with over $250,000 of funding.
  • The department successfully completed the first ever Student Activities and Sport Clubs Audit from the Chancellor's Office.
Student Leadership

Student Leadership

The Student Government division of Associated Students (AS) represents the student body, advocates its needs and defends its interests in dealings with faculty, campus administrators and government officials.

Student Government is comprised of student leaders who seek to provide the ultimate college experience and uphold the mission and vision of AS Student leaders encourage shared governance, student advocacy and collaboration with other campus and community entities.

4,666 Number of Student Votes

Establishment of the Student Legal Clinic

The Student Legal Support Clinic ("Clinic") is a unique collaboration between CSUN, the Associated Students and Southwestern Law School’s Community Lawyering Clinic. The Clinic is directed by Southwestern Professor Julia Vázquez and staffed by law students under her direct supervision.

In a survey conducted by the Associated Students, immigration was identified as a top priority for CSUN students. The Clinic will provide pro bono advice, counsel and representation to CSUN students in a variety of immigration legal services, including, but not limited to: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Adjustment of Status, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS"), Violence against Women Act ("VAWA"), U visa and Naturalization Services. In addition to client representation, Southwestern Law Students will conduct community based legal workshops to meet the needs of the CSUN student community.

Operating Budget



  • Funded the $5.7 million Sustainability Center construction project this year.
  • Managed to hold our heads up with multiple staffing changes with the help of new employee Lynn Umzam and temp employee Deborah Volper. Many thanks to them.
  • The group as a whole focused their advocacy efforts on preventing the proposed CSU tuition increase for 2018-19, addressing the food and housing insecurities of students on campus, and ensuring that LimeBike remains on campus for student use. This group was also responsible for the addition of student speakers at commencement and addition of CSUN apparel at local retail stores.

Club Accounts




* departments overall, including STAR, campus and AS related

Student Leaders

22 Senators
14 Cabinet Members
30 Committee Members


32 Number of Senate Meetings
25 Number of Finance Meetings
124 Number of Committee Meetings

Legislative Actions

16 Number of Resolutions
18 Number of Recommendations

Senate Bills

  • Scholarship in Recognition of Diane Hartjen
  • Resolution in Support of and Protection for Undocumented and DACA Students
  • AS Opposition to CSU Executive Order 1100 and a call to Faculty Senate to stay in the Deliberative Process
  • LImeBike Bike Share Program
  • Providing Financial Support to Promote Inclusivity
  • Support United States Senate Bill 597
  • Student Speakers at Commencement Ceremonies
  • Creation of the Heart of the Matador
  • Naming Jesse Heyer as First Recipient of the Heart of the Matador
  • Resolution in opposition to Federal Communication Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom proposal
  • Associated Students Inc. Opposition to the proposed 2018-19 Tuition Increase.
  • Resolution in Response to Councilmember Englander’s Action Against California State University, Northridge, Associated Students, Inc., and LimeBike.
  • Support of Raising the Age Limit of Purchasing Firearms and Fixing NICS 4477, and Opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
  • Project Rebound.
  • AS Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • AS Genocide Remembrance Day.


Internal Affairs

  • Increase Visibility for the Matacare Fund
  • Reduce the Price for Farmer’s Market to Increase Vendors
  • Clean Up AS Office
  • Long term training for AS
  • Campus Safety/Resource Fair
  • AS Suggestion Box Popularity
  • Provide Financial Support to Promote Inclusivity
  • Grant Writing Corps
  • Food Pantry Partnership with the Farmer’s Market
  • Amend Standing Rules to Change Meeting Times
  • Creation of “Exceptional Matador” Award
  • UCS Literature in AS Depts
  • AS Ticket office online sales
  • Senate Standing rules
  • Evaluation of the Sustainability Committee
  • AS Department Fundraising
  • AS Awareness
  • Fund Raising Boxing Match Between Senator West and Attorney General Rubalcava
  • Electrical Energy Conservation
  • Review of Past Senate Resolutions
  • Legal Clinic
  • Applicant Information
  • Title Change for Chair of Legislative Affairs
  • New Accounting Procedures
  • Provide Conflict Management and Ethical Decision Making for Senators
  • Restructuring the Process in which Open Senate Seats are Filled after an Election
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Genocide Remembrance Day
  • Investigate Online Interference

External Affairs

  • CSUN Apparel at Local Retail
  • Additional Metrolink Shuttle Pickup
  • Additional Parking Meters/Machines
  • Support AB17
  • AS Response to DACA
  • In Support of S.597 Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
  • Limebike Bike-Share Program
  • Lyft/Uber Student Discount for CSUN Students
  • Creation of New Bike Lane on Zelzah
  • Additional Streetlights
  • Amazon Lockers on Campus
  • Housing Shuttle Changes
  • Discounted Sports Tickets at the Ticket Office
  • Support Metro Projects
  • Support Rim of the Valley
  • Amazon Drop Off Lockers on Campus
  • Collaborating with Alumni Association
  • Tuition Increase Resolution
  • High School Leadership Conference
  • SB 346- Public postsecondary education: the California Promise
  • SB 320- Public health: public postsecondary education: on-campus student health centers: abortion by medication techniques.
  • LimeBike Resolution In Response to Councilmember Mitch Englander
  • Project Rebound
  • Investigate Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
  • Investigate Minimum Age to Purchase and Possess
  • Investigate Fix NICS
  • Conflict Free Minerals in CSUN Technology
  • Investigate AB 1037 (Cal Grant B Incentive Grant Program)
  • Investigate AB 1895 (California Dream Loan Program: Repayment, Deferment, Forbearance)
  • Investigate AB 2477 (Student Support Services: Dream Resource Liaisons)
  • Investigate SB 827 – Housing Density Transit

University Affairs

  • Student Housing and Security for Homeless Students
  • Improving Department Tutoring Centers
  • Financial Literacy Refreshers
  • Increase Tutoring Hours in the College of Business and Economics
  • Expansion of Meal Plan Program on Campus
  • Parking Guidance Sensor Follow Ups
  • Creation of New Printing Lab
  • Student Speakers at Commencement Ceremonies
  • Powermat Wireless Charging Installation
  • Animal Care
  • Additional Water Bottle Refill Station Follow Up
  • Halal Food on Campus
  • Matador Band Equipment Room
  • Adding UCS to CSUN app
  • University UCS Training
  • UCS Brochure Requirement
  • Warning of Athletic Events
  • Take Official Stance on EO 1100 and 1110
  • Expansion of Prayer Room
  • Option to Donate Leftover Swipes to the Food Pantry for Students in Need
  • Resume Critique Software
  • Faculty Sustainability Training
  • Capstone Classes at the College of Business and Economics
  • Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Issues with Class Credits
  • Option to Donate leftover swipes to the food pantry for students in need
  • Faculty and Staff Report
  • Update CSUN Website in College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • Request for Tourniquets on Campus
  • Internship, Business Economics
  • Investigate a Campus Wide Door Lock System
  • Reviewing the EBT Options at CSUN
  • Adding resources to the Back of CSUN ID
  • Banning/Reducing Plastic Straws Completed
  • Puppy Room Tabled Indefinitely
  • The California Promise Tabled Indefinitely
  • Increase Microwave Locations
  • Investigate Career Center Graduate Student Resources
Sustainability and Recycling

Sustainability and Recycling

The program has been recently renamed to AS Sustainability and Recycling and continues to support the campus community by collecting paper, cardboard, pallets, inkjet and laser toner cartridges, cell phones, tin cans and beverage containers. In addition to collection services at over 200 locations on campus, the program supports and participates in various sustainability projects such as the award winning Sustainable Office Program, Green Events Consulting, and throwing educational events.

15 Number of Volunteers
25 Number of Student Employees


  • America Recycles Day
  • Recycle Mania
  • Earth Fair
  • Movie Nights
  • New Student Orientation
  • Residential Life Orientation


Exceptional Sustainable Materials Management program through recycling & resource recovery provided to the CSUN campus community; education and outreach to our students, staff, and faculty; Sustainable Office Program (collaborating across campus divisions and departments)



97,960 lbs


189,630 lbs


21,950 lbs

Bottles & Can


623 lbs


25,208 lbs

Plastic #1

11,757 lbs

Plastic #2

945 lbs


Laser Toner


Ink Jet



Ticket Office

Ticket Office

The AS Ticket Office offers ticketing services for nearly all campus events, from athletics and comedy to theater, music and more. Discounted tickets to local movie theaters and theme parks are also available.

In addition, the AS Ticket Office sells transit passes for Metro and the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA).

46,500 Number of Tickets Sold *

* for 350 events held on campus

4,000 Number of Transit Passes

Metro U-Pass Launch

Launched the U-Pass Program, offering semester-long Metro bus passes at a greatly subsidized rate offering students unlimited rides to campus, work, shopping, or anywhere they choose on any of Metro's bus or rail lines. The U-Pass subsidy funding comes from Associated Students and Parking and Transportation.

2,400 U-Passes Sold


The AS Ticket Office offers discounted tickets to select theme parks and movie theaters for students, faculty and staff. Most tickets must be purchased in person at the AS Ticket Office, which is located across Subway in the University Student Union (USU).

13,000 Discounted Tickets Sold

New Attractions

  • Catalina Express
  • Newport Whale Watching


  • Top seller for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights


Associated Students (AS) provides funding for special projects, events, conference travel and more. Matadors can even access funding in support of student research and other scholarly activities.

  • Student organizations
  • Academic costs associated with the creation of original research, performance pieces, senior projects, etc.
  • Course-related projects or activities that extend beyond those funded through the State University Fee
  • Conference travel or travel relating to leadership training

Operating Budget



  • New Controller : Yvette Marquez-Smith
  • New Accounting Manager : Noel Coronado

Club Accounts




* departments overall, including STAR, campus and AS related

Student Travel Allocated


from 192 requests



130 requests funded

Scholarships and Grants