Message from the Director

CAMP Director  

Since its inception in 1981, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at California State University, Sacramento has fostered a family-like environment for students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds and an array of support services including pre-college and first-year assistance. Most importantly, CAMP has helped turn the dreams of hundreds of students into reality. Hundreds of students from common, humble beginnings are now enjoying continuing personal and professional success due to the opportunity that CAMP offers at Sacramento State.

CAMP has grown tremendously over the years and continues to provide migrant college students the same unique opportunities, a family-like environment and a place they can call their home away from home. Today, CAMP participants achieve a significantly higher rate of retention than Non-Participants, in spite of the fact that they have lower GPA’s and SAT scores than Non-Participants upon arrival to the university. CAMP participants also have higher good standing continuation rates than Non-CAMP students.

In addition, at Sacramento State, CAMP students benefit from participating in multiple equity programs including the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), MESA Engineering Program (MEP), Science Educational Equity Program (SEE), and Faculty Student Mentor Program (FSMP) among others. CAMP students also have an opportunity to get involved in many activities that foster their academic, leadership and personal growth through the Community Engagement Center (CEC), the CAMP Scholars Internship Program and Associated Students Incorporated (ASI).

CAMP and our students are fortunate to be part of a campus that places priority in promoting access, retention and graduation of this unique population. We look forward to continuing the legacy of helping migrant and seasonal farmworker students gain admission to college, excel during their first year of studies, graduate from college and become leaders in their communities.


Dr. Viridiana Diaz
CAMP Director