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A 2017 photo posted on The Pride Center’s Facebook page shows staff opening their center in January 2014 at their location on Campanile Drive. (SDSU Pride Center/Facebook)
Over the next decade, our goal is to continue being a countrywide example of what it means to intentionally show up for and evolve with the 2SLGBTIA+ community. Personally, I am eager to see what impacts we will have through our continued partnerships and amazing internal staff.

— Kay Wong, SDSU Pride Center Director , from Decade of Pride: From modest roots to campus pillar

Alumni

SDSU alumna Zoila Gonzalez smiles from the stage during her commencement ceremony.

‘I got to make my dad’s dream that he can see me graduate,’ SDSU hosts graduations in Mexicali, Tijuana

SDSU holds graduation ceremonies for graduates whose immediate family members cannot cross the border to attend ceremonies in the U.S.

Jamilah Little smiles for photograph while standing on a balcony overlooking an SDSU campus courtyard filled with plants and trees.

Grad Profile: Jamilah Little is reaching her goal

SDSU psychology major overcomes a timeout, returns to school with support of her campus friends and groups.

Maxine Amaru poses in outside California's capitol building wearing a long colorful skirt and a black shirt that reads "social worker"

Maxine Amaru ‘blazes trails’ on her inspirational journey to graduation

Instead of a walk across the stage at commencement, this Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Department of Africana Studies will likely dance across the stage.

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SDSU Impact

Kumeyaay Community College and SDSU leaders celebrate signing of their partnership agreement.

SDSU, Kumeyaay Community College sign partnership

The partnership, signed this month, will grant guaranteed transfer eligibility to Kumeyaay Community College students interested in completing four-year degrees at SDSU.

SDSU students pose at a table with their presentation boards detailing their research.

SDSU Engineering achieves ASEE Diversity Silver 2024-26 for DEI effort

From the university level to the San Diego Community and beyond, the college continues to cultivate a culture that celebrates inclusion and supports opportunities for underrepresented groups.

Toni Saia (right) with SDSU colleagues and friends at the Judy Heumann Civil Leadership Award ceremony

Creating space for disabled people to be ‘unapologetically themselves’

Assistant professor Toni Saia earns inaugural Judy Heumann Civil Leadership Award from San Diego disability organization.

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Solutions

Research activity and quality of teaching continues to excel at SDSU, due in large part to investments in faculty development and new infrastructure, to include seed grants and projects like STEM Forward. (SDSU)

Strategic Plan Success: New faculty investments, improved diversity

New research and donor funds are drastically growing the university’s research enterprise and impact at a time when the university is also diversifying its faculty.

Among the numerous achievements resulting from SDSU's strategic plan, the university introduced several new centers in support of student recruitment, retention, academic success and community building.

Four years, 75% completed – Strategic plan changes the SDSU landscape

Dozens upon dozens of new projects and initiatives have been launched at SDSU through the strategic plan, many of which are directly tied to the growth of university research, new infrastructure and student success.

Linda Lara-Jacobo (left), associate professor of public health, is the first professor at SDSU Imperial Valley to visit Antarctica for a research trip.

SDSU Imperial Valley professor’s environmental justice research takes her to Antarctica

The public health professor was one of the 71 researchers from around the world selected to study leadership in climate change and environmental justice.

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Campus News

Strategic Plan Success: Students receive 99.9% of scholarships – an SDSU record

For the first time, SDSU has distributed nearly every dollar of scholarship funds available to students. The next scholarship application period opens on March 11.

SDSU's Super Sunday outreach aims to empower the futures of African American students

SDSU representatives to bring message of hope and support to faith-based communities for Super Sunday

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SDSU Voices

Stephanie Hernandez, dressed in a white jacket and red top, smiles for the camera during a photoshop.
They [SDSU professors] taught me that to truly make a difference in the world, we must first take the time to understand people's experiences. This approach and mindset have been invaluable in my career and have enabled me to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs.

— Stephanie Hernandez, SDSU alumna ('17), from SDSU alumna empowers change through advocacy and service