Mission Statement

California State University, Sacramento is an integral part of the community, committed to access, excellence and diversity.

California State University, Sacramento is dedicated to the life-altering potential of learning that balances a liberal arts education with depth of knowledge in a discipline. We are committed to providing an excellent education to all eligible applicants who aspire to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful lives, careers, and service to their community.

Reflecting the metropolitan character of the area, California State University, Sacramento is a richly diverse community. As such, the University is committed to fostering in all its members a sense of inclusiveness, respect for human differences, and concern for others. In doing so, we strive to create a pluralistic community in which members participate collaboratively in all aspects of university life.

California State University, Sacramento is committed to teaching and learning as its primary responsibility. In both the academic and student support programs, success is measured in terms of student learning. In addition, the University recognizes the vital connections between pedagogy and learning, research activities and classroom instruction, and co-curricular involvement and civic responsibility. All students, regardless of their entering levels of preparation, are expected to complete their degree programs with the analytical skills necessary to understand the social, economic, political, cultural, and ecological complexities of an increasingly interconnected world.

Located in the capital of the nation's most populous and diverse state, California State University, Sacramento is dedicated to advancing the many social, economic, political, and scientific issues affecting the region and the state. The University's curricular and co-curricular programs continue to focus on these issues through undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs that prepare graduates for successful careers dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the quality of life within the region and the state. Our research centers and much of our individual scholarly efforts also remain directed at the enhancement of the quality of life within the region and the state.

At California State University, Sacramento, we are constantly striving to create a sense of unity among faculty, staff, administrators, students, alumni, and community members. In pursuing the combined elements of our mission, we seek to foster a sense of pride in all who view this campus as their own – pride in Sacramento State as the institution of choice among our current students; pride among our alumni in the ongoing impact of the Sacramento State education upon their lives; pride among faculty, staff, and administration in their university's achievement of excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; and pride in Sacramento State as an asset to the community among residents of the Greater Sacramento region.

Approved on March 29, 2004