Sac State Perseverance Project

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King Jr. 

Without exception, everyone at SacState… undergraduate student, graduate student, faculty member, staff, and administrator has faced some barrier, struggle, obstacle, or hardship to get to where they are today.  Even though we are surrounded by people who have struggled, when you are the one who is struggling it can feel like you are completely alone.  So we’ve created the SacState Perseverance Project where we can share our stories of resilience and grit; stories where we stumbled, even fell down, and we got back up.  The stories and struggles are as varied as the faces at SacState and we hope they offer a little motivation to help you get through the hard times. Please listen to these inspiring stories from the SacState community and contact us if you’d like to add yours.  

Our stories....

Dr.Paradis: Ask for help!


Dr.Paradis is the program director for Commit to Study and a chemistry professor at CSUS. He shares his struggles with Chemistry while he was in college. 

Linnea: Don't let a D define you!

Linnea Eslick is a Senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical sciences. She opens up about getting a D in a class and how she did not let that deter her from her goals. 

Ethan: Learn how to adapt!

Ethan Roberts is a sophmore majoring in Biology with a concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation. He shares how he struggled in Chem 1B but changing the way he studied allowed him to overcome the struggle. 

I persevere because.....


Sac State students share why they persevere!