Sacramento State commits itself to being an antiracist and inclusive campus where all students, faculty, and staff belong, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized identities, and are able to engage as their true authentic selves. At Sacramento State, we are committed to fostering in all of our members a sense of inclusiveness by providing equal access to educational opportunities and a welcoming environment. Below are some of Sacramento State's programs that support student BIPOC communities and address issues of equity and inclusiveness.
Black Student Union (BSU): Serves and unifies black students at Sacramento State by addressing their needs. BSU seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments believed to be averse to students and their continued well-being and matriculation.
Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program: An association of faculty, staff, students, and community members who are committed to recognizing and upholding the tradition represented in Pan African cultures that are best expressed in relationships between historically black colleges and students.
George Floyd Emergency Endowment: Honoring the legacy of George Floyd by assisting students experiencing trauma crisis.
Martin Luther King (MLK) Center: The MLK Center is designed to support and ensure the success of African American students or those with an interest in African American heritage in their quest toward a degree at Sacramento State.
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP): Helps students from migrant and seasonal farm worker backgrounds develop the college skills associated with academic success and graduation. CAMP facilitates the high school to college transition by providing assistance with admission, financial aid application, and registration processes.
Dreamers Resource Center: The Dreamer Resource Center helps make the dream of a college degree a reality for undocumented students and students with mixed-status families by supporting their academic, personal, and professional goals.
Serna Center: The mission of the Serna Center is to promote, foster, and enhance self-advocacy, empowerment and leadership among Chicanxs/Latinxs students and students from other under-represented backgrounds at Sacramento State. The center establishes a strong foundation that enriches cultural identity and develops a sense of familia within the campus.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Programs
Full Circle Project: The Full Circle Project aims to assist Asian American and Pacific Islander students throughout their entire college careers and provide ample opportunities to engage in service both on and off-campus to enhance their university experience.
Project HMONG: Purpose is to build a positive and supportive community of mentors and peers through mentoring and networking with support, guidance, and encouragement while promoting positive character development.
Native American Support Programs
Native American Studies Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Scholarship Fund: Available to all undergraduate and graduate students regardless of major, recipients must complete a Native American Studies course during the year.
Native American Student Support Program: In an effort to support the needs of our American Indian community of students, the American Indian Student Success Collective has been established to promote the rich traditions of the culture, the faculty/staff and students, as well as build on successful existing approaches to advance student success.
Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity, and Social Justice
College Based Educational Equity Programs: Support Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students once they transition to their respective major department in the Academic Colleges, in order to promote retention and graduation.
Center on Race, Immigration & Social Justice (CRISJ): CRISJ attempts to bring research, mentorship, and civic engagement together by building a network of faculty, university centers and institutes and community leaders who work as collaborative partners to create, develop, implement and deploy activities addressing issues of equity and social justice in the university and larger community. CRISJ seeks to connect the university and Sacramento communities that have been underserved and marginalized.
Gaining Access to Internships (GAIN): Aims to mitigate the barriers to compensation for an internship, mitigate the hardship of participating in unpaid or low-paid academic internships/fellowships, as well as subsidize the cost of travel and living.
Guardian Scholars Program: Designed to help support former foster youth to continue to strive on their path to graduation. Services provided by Guardian Scholars include academic advising, career advising, professional mentoring, emergency funding, internship opportunities, and community building.
International Programs & Global Engagement: Maintaining the University's commitment to building connections with students, scholars, and partners around the world, this fund not only provides incredible opportunity for our students, it is also currently supporting Afghan refugee students. To specifically support Afghan refugee students, please indicate that in the notes section at check-out.
MESA Engineering Program (MEP): Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement program working to close the achievement gap, provides vital services to help BIPOC and those from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds realize their potential to succeed in engineering, computer science and construction management majors to earn their degrees.
Multi-Cultural Center (MCC): Supports the needs of diverse communities by offering educational programs and experiential leadership opportunities. The MCC focuses on relationship building, fostering cultural understanding, multiculturalism, as well as social justice.
PRIDE Center: Offers advocacy and outreach services to the LGBTIQQAA community. The Center organizes classroom panels, Safe Zone Trainings, and other educational and celebratory programs and events. The PRIDE Center advocates for respect, inclusion and safety of all members of our community.
Project Rebound: Works to transform those who were formerly incarcerated into scholars through counseling, mentoring, academic resources, and career development. Project Rebound supports students who are motivated to succeed in earning a high-quality degree.
Science Educational Equity (SEE): The goals of the SEE program are to improve access to quality health care in underserved communities and to foster inclusion of diverse perspectives in science research and science education that are attentive to the needs of our pluralistic society.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD): Offers support services and accommodations to ensure students with disabilities have the opportunity and access to pursue their educational goals. SSWD collaborates with students, faculty, staff and administrators to provide consultation and information on disability-related issues to the campus community.
Women's Resource Center (WRC): Works to eliminate gender discrimination and oppression by building the capacity of women on an individual and social level. The WRC builds alliances throughout the community, and provides a supportive environment, resources, and educational encouragement to students.
The Division of Inclusive Excellence: The Division of Inclusive Excellence is responsible for ensuring that Sacramento State’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion is both evident throughout our University and communicated to the larger Sacramento community. Inclusive Excellence partners with stakeholders across the campus and in the community to embed an equity-minded and inclusive approach to Sacramento State’s practices and its pursuit of academic excellence and student success.
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