Campus Profile: California State University-Northridge

CSUN is a public university in Northridge, Los Angeles. Around 34,741 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Campus Reform Campus Profiles evaluate individual American college campuses based on liberal bias, speech codes, and other relevant policies and factors.

California State University-Northridge is a public university in Northridge, Los Angeles. Around 34,741 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Official Political Student Organizations: 

Conservative Organizations:

    CSUN Students Supporting Israel


Liberal Organizations:

    CSUN Young Democratic Socialists of America

    The F Word

Queer Coalition of Social Workers

    Women United


FEC Data on California State University-Northridge Political Donations:


In the 2020 election cycle, California State University-Northridge employee political donations contributed 92.3% to Democrat candidates, while 2.5% went to Republican candidates.


Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

California State University-Northridge has been given a yellow light speech code.  According to FIRE, “Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application." FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional.



California State University-Northridge is requiring a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students and employees.


Campus Reform stories about California State University-Northridge:

Professor leads pro-abortion campus protest

A professor of Gender and Women's Studies at California State University, Northridge organized an on-campus protest for abortion rights one day after the draft majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked.

University holds 'Undocu-Graduation' for illegal immigrants

California State University, Northridge recently held a special graduation event for “undocumented and mixed-status” students. The event was sponsored and funded by the University Student Union Dream Center.

Cal State student government creates $75,000 social justice scholarship fund

Student government members at California State University, Northridge earmarked tens of thousands of dollars for a social justice scholarship fund.