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Sacramento State College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Elevate Your Impact

Together, our dedicated faculty, staff, and students are challenging the status quo, affecting change, and advancing public service engagement and leadership — driving transformative solutions to society's most vexing problems.

Located in the capital city of the fifth-largest economy in the world, Sacramento State’s College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS) supports the diversity and vibrancy of the Sacramento region. Student success is steeped in cultural awareness, scientific thinking and analysis, and ethical decision-making.

Examining society through the study of economics, environmental studies, public policy, sociology, women’s studies, and many other programs, SSIS influences discovery, integration, and implementation of social sciences across the region, with students, often working closely with policymakers to enact real-world change.

Contact Sarah Hodge, Director of Development, if you have questions or would like to discover additional ways to get involved.

Campaign Priorities

Scholarship and Student Success

  • Double scholarship and endowment funds available for current and future students. Scholarships have a direct and immediate impact on a student’s life.
  • Create more paid internship opportunities for students, giving them chances to earn real-world experience before graduation.
  • Increase support of vital student support services such as the Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program and SSIS Student Success Center, which are committed to ensuring that Sacramento State students of diverse backgrounds succeed.

Living Laboratories

  • Expand experiential learning opportunities across the College to ensure that every graduate of the College leaves prepared to enter their chosen field with real-world experiences. 

Leadership in Social Justice, Public Service, and Policy

  • Create a clear pathway to careers in public service and social justice by expanding relationships with potential employers, increasing internships opportunities, and facilitating deeper community engagement for our students. 
  • Position our faculty and students as a resource for state/local government, and nonprofit organizations, offering a trained workforce and high quality, accessible research. 

Invest in the Future

College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.

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