Welcome to the Pre-Recruitment Education Program (PREP)!

We are pleased that you have chosen to learn more about Sport Clubs, here at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)! It is our firm belief that the experiences, learning, and rewards of college life can be enhanced with membership in a sport club. The Sport Club community at CSUN is unique in that its diversity reflects that of the campus population as a whole. Students of all backgrounds and cultures have found a place for themselves on one of our 28 Sport Clubs!

There are many things to know about sport club membership and this program is designed to help you learn more about this particular involvement opportunity at CSUN. According to the Council for the Advancement of Standard in Higher Education recreational sports programs should enhance the “mind, body and spirit of students,” by providing programs and services that are supportive of your educational needs. Sport Clubs provide you with the opportunity to engage in a number of sports at a competitive and/or non-competitive level while supporting your goal of earning a university degree.

Any student interested in being an active member of any Sport Club must complete the Pre-Recruitment Education Program (PREP) in its entirety. This program is estimated to take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. On the last page of the program, sport club participants will be asked to confirm their completion of PREP. SPORT CLUB MEMBERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SPORT CLUB ACTIVITY, SUCH AS TRAINING, PRACTICE OR COMPETITION, UNTIL THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE PREP PROGRAM. ALL MEMBERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED PREP PRIOR TO THE MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016 ROSTER FREEZE. If you have any general concerns or questions about the program, please contact the Matador Involvement Center at 818-677-5111. The Matador Involvement Center is located in the University Student Union, Sol Center on the first floor.

PREP Learning Outcomes

After completion of the PREP program, Sport Club members will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • The structure of the Sport Clubs program at California State University, Northridge
  • The benefits and expectations of membership
  • University policies, CSU system-wide polices and California laws regarding Sports Clubs, alcohol, drugs, hazing, and sexual conduct
  • The effects of drug and alcohol abuse on the body and recognize signs of use and abuse within others
  • Communication methods to report any dangerous or illegal behavior or situations that are concerning, uncomfortable or questionable
  • Consequences of policy violation at California State University, Northridge
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