The University Corporation (TUC), a non-profit California corporation, functions as a self-supporting auxiliary organization of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Established in 1958, TUC operates for the sole benefit of CSUN. The purpose of TUC is to support the educational mission of CSUN by providing certain commercial services and administrative functions.
TUC’s main operations include campus dining, post-award administration of CSUN’s grants and contracts, real estate investment and management (including newly acquired Reseda Annex) and the faculty/staff housing program, promoting and coordinating campus facilities use and filming, trademark licensing, financial management of endowments, agency funds and summer academic enrichment workshops, as well as, engagement in community outreach programs. TUC holds the contract for the CSUN Campus Store with Follett.
TUC is governed by a seventeen-member Board of Directors appointed by the university president and comprised of six students, six faculty members, two administrators, and three community representatives. The university president serves as Chair.
The mission of The University Corporation is to provide services and solutions that address the needs of California State University, Northridge; to support the academic, research and creative endeavors of its students, faculty and staff; and to enhance the quality of campus life. By fostering learning and professional development, The University Corporation empowers its staff to be proactive and resourceful in order to achieve the highest standard of customer service to the University community.