Events

Campus Events

Strategic Plan Celebration and Community Update, on Monday, Feb 26, from 3 - 4 p.m., in the Goldberg Courtyard of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.

It has been nearly four years since the SDSU community officially launched the We Rise We Defy: Transcending Borders, Transforming Lives strategic plan, with five strategic priorities: Becoming a Premier Public Research University: A New Kind of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); Resilience. Designed to Thrive; We Are SDSU; Equity and Inclusion in Everything We Do; and Students at Our Core. This celebration provides an opportunity to learn about the dozens of programs, initiatives, interventions and other efforts initiated since 2020 that have moved us toward our strategic goals. It is also a chance to re-engage with members of the campus community, including students, faculty and staff, some of whom have and continue to serve as committee chairs, co-chairs and members. 

The Strategic Plan implementation committees presented goals that have been accomplished to date and additional progress forthcoming during the Strategic Plan Showcase, held Oct. 26 from noon to 2 p.m. on Centennial Walkway. About 54 percent of all goals have been accomplished under the strategic plan. Some of the many new initiatives developed or launched under the strategic plan include the following:

  • Nine new proposals have been developed for new collaborative research centers, with an additional four projected by May 2023.

  • SDSU Imperial Valley is now offering the four-year liberal studies degree to high school graduates, a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics to transfer students and is also serving the university’s first cohort of graduate students in the Master of Science degree program in homeland security.

  • A new Climate Action Plan for the SDSU is under development and a new senior sustainability officer will be hired by the year’s end to help lead universitywide sustainability initiatives.

  • A new San Diego-Imperial Valley shuttle service is being piloted to more easily connect the SDSU and SDSU Imperial Valley campuses and to facilitate shared academic, research, and student engagement activities across both campuses.

  • The Basic Needs & Wellness Toolkit for faculty, staff and student leaders has been implemented to promote and educate students about counseling, economic crisis support and overall wellness.

  • SDSU has received federal designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

  • Eight heritage month celebrations were held in 2020 and 10 more are being held this year.

  • Several mural projects have been introduced on campus, including several as part of the Social Justice Mural Project at Art North, and one at the Black Resource Center by internationally renowned graffiti artist Maxx Moses.

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is hosting a live forum that on October 3, 2019, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Scripps Cottage. This session is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members who would like to attend. No RSVP is necessary.

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is also hosting a series of pop-up events to share information and gather feedback as part of the strategic planning process. The events are as follows:

Faculty-Staff Club - Outside Club
Tuesday, October 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Library (North Library by the Free Speech Wall)
Tuesday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ARC - Outside Main Entrance
Tuesday, October 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

East Commons - Outside Market
Tuesday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to. 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Day 1 : 9/23/2019 at San Diego Campus, Montezuma Hall:

8:15am-9:00am: Kickoff Event (Strategic Planning Information Session) 
9:30am-11:00am: University Senate
11:30am-1:00pm : Faculty (Tenured)
2:00pm-3:30pm: Staff
4:00pm-5:30pm: Students (Graduates and Undergraduates)
6:00pm-7:30pm: Alumni and Community Members

Day 2 : 9/24/2019 at San Diego Campus, Montezuma Hall:

8:30am-10:00am: Staff 
10:30am-12:00pm: Students (Graduates and Undergraduates)
1:00pm-2:30pm: Assistant Professors and Lecturers
3:00pm-4:30pm: Administration
5:00pm-6:30pm: All Faculty
7:00pm-8:30pm: Employee Resource Groups

Day 3 : 9/25/2019 at Imperial Valley Campus South Library:

8:15am-9:00am: Kickoff Event (Strategic Planning Information Session)
9:00am-10:30am: All Campus/Community
10:45am-12:15pm: All Campus/Community
3:30pm-5:00pm: A.S. and Organizational Leaders/Officers 
6:00pm-7:30pm: Alumni and Community Members

Strategic Planning Kickoff 

In fall 2019, San Diego State University launched a strategic planning process to define the vision and direction of the University over a five-year period. The five-year officially launched in August 2020. The university involved hundreds of students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and families and other community supporters in the plan’s development and launch. Learn more about plan, including the overall timeline, by visiting the Timeline and Updates page.