Key Messages

The following messages will help you develop your stories consistently across all communication platforms. You may choose the messages that work best for you, depending on your platform and target audience. Your individual stories should prove these statements.


  •  San Jose State’s people use what powers them—what drives and inspires them—to create change and make the world a better place. That’s what we mean by “powering Silicon Valley.”
  • San Jose State is Silicon Valley’s public university. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city. As the founding campus of the California State University system, San José State has been adapting to meet the needs of the region and the state since 1857.
  • The San Jose State community’s commitment to social justice extends from a vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of more than 260,000 alumni.


Note: The Strategic Communications and Marketing team is working on audience-specific messaging. If you have questions or input you’d like to share, please contact the team.