Aerial view of San Jose State University.

Campus Priorities and Initiatives

The priorities for San Jose State University and President Papazian are nearly as diverse as our our own student population. They incorporate a variety of areas, including global education, diversity and inclusiveness, students’ basic needs, health and wellness, sustainability and the environment, and other important topics. While we touch on just a few key themes here, new sections will be rotated in frequently, so check back soon!

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Freedom of Speech

San José State University believes that freedom of expression is a cornerstone of a diverse democracy and essential to the educational process. The university shall ensure that individuals and groups are afforded wide latitude in exercising the right of free expression and that their constitutionally protected right to free expression is protected while on campus.

California State Capitol building.

Community and Government Relations

The Community and Government Relations (CGR) Team serves San José State University by creating and strengthening strategic relationships and partnerships with local, state, and federal elected officials and agencies.

Student studying with police vehicles in background.

Task Force on Community Safety and Policing

SJSU’s Task Force on Community Safety and Policing was created by President Papazian as part of SJSU’s commitment to examine and begin to address systemic racism.