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Safety and Advocacy

At CSUN we take seriously our collective responsibility to create a safe campus environment. Whether you are seeking education, advocacy, or crisis response services, the resources listed here will help you to understand your rights and access immediate support.

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CSUN Department of Police Services

The CSUN Department of Police Services (DPS) is a full-service, accredited law enforcement agency that provides police and emergency services to the university community and is open 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

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Title IX

California State University Northridge is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our campus community are safe and free from sexual misconduct of any form. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in its education programs...


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Campus Care Advocates

Campus Care Advocates are certified sexual assault counselors who are available to provide support services to survivors of sexual assault. Available to all students, faculty, and staff.

Additional Safety and Advocacy Resources

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 and Directing Attorney Julia Vázquez and staffed by law students under her direct supervision.

The DREAM Center addresses the needs of undocumented students, members of mixed-status families, campus faculty and staff by providing the following services and resources:

  • Assistance with AB 540, DREAM Act, DACA & scholarships (walk-in or by appointment)
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Programs & Services for Undocumented Students
  • Legal Services Referrals
  • Referrals to Counseling Resources
  • Ally & Policy Literacy Trainings
  • Policy & Legislative Updates
  • Computer & Printer Access

You Do Not Have to Walk Alone!

The Matador Patrol is a student-operated public service organization under the guidance of the Department of Police Services. Matador Patrol members provide free personal safety escorts for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus. 

Matador Patrol members wear easily recognizable uniforms that are red, white and black in color-do not be alarmed if you find a Matador Patrol member asking you if you would like to be escorted to your next destination! Matador Patrol members are community service assistants who are proactive, energetic and have the best of intentions of ensuring CSUN maintains that reputation as a safe academic community.


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