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One World Initiative Office of Undergraduate Studies

About One World Initiative

Welcome to One World Initiative!

AY22-23 Theme: Global Perspectives on Communication

The One World Initiative (OWI) launched in 2012 and is designed to directly respond to the University’s call for Curricular Global Engagement:

Sacramento State is committed to developing, sustaining, and promoting global studies, international educational exchanges and research initiatives, in support of the University's commitment to the preparation of informed world citizens. The University strives to provide students and faculty with the multidisciplinary, intercultural, and ethical understandings necessary to engage, lead, and prosper in a variety of settings requiring knowledge and problem-solving skills in a diverse global arena.

OWI seeks to support and expand existing University resources that embody this commitment through an annual international and interdisciplinary theme that frames campus-wide exploration of a significant concept across the academic year. OWI supports responses to the annual theme in three ways:

  1. Promotion of events connected to the theme through the OWI website
  2. Small grants of up to $500 to events and programs that develop the theme
  3. A year-end celebration highlighting perspectives on the theme in a student symposium, faculty/staff panel, and keynote address.

Previous annual themes Global Perspectives on: Time, Community, Inheritance, Power, Migration, Happiness, Water.

Get Involved!

The One World Initiative’s 2022-23 Theme:

Global Perspectives on Communication

The One World Initiative invites the campus and local community to “Go Global” with an ongoing series of curricular and co-curricular activities focused on this year’s theme. The theme for the 2022-2023 academic year is Communication. The Sacramento State community is encouraged to incorporate this theme into courses, public events, and student activities. Grants up to $500 are available to support this work. One World Initiative would provide additional funding for collaborative events.

Communication is the most vital life skill fundamental to survival, sustenance, and success in all endeavors. Communication takes diverse forms, playing different roles across various life forms and institutions. It is critical to all our disciplines no matter the different roles it plays. The importance of communication cannot be emphasized enough, given the challenges we face as citizens of the world with shared destiny.

The One World Initiative invites the CSUS community to investigate communication of all types and forms, locally and globally.

Additional information is available on the One World Initiative site at

Faculty who are interested in serving on the One World Initiative committee can email the chair Raghu Trichur at

Funding Opportunities

Past Events

Keynote Speakers

Past events have included addresses by:

  • Joyce Mikal-Flynn, School of Nursing, CSUS, Growth and Grit After Trauma. April 14, 2021
  • Cherríe Moraga, Writer and Activist. The Body Other/ the Other(ed) Body: A Cultural Legacy of Dissent for those who came before and for those who follow... Watch Her April 18, 2017 Lecture
  • Jean Kwok, Author of Girl in Translation, Secrets, Identity, and Connection, April 16, 2018
  • Eric Adjetey Anang, Ghanaian Sculptor, Fantasy Coffin Carpenter. Presentation, discussion, and procession of coffin carved as artist-in-residence at Sacramento State, April 18, 2019


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Department of Undergraduate Studies
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Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-5344