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!

SJSU students at commencement.

Student Success

President Papazian has said that our core mission at San Jose State is educating a diverse student population for professional success and engagement in our democracy. “Student success is an attitude. It is a way of life, a mindset, a standard operating principle for all of us at San Jose State,” she said in her 2019 Fall Welcome address.

SJSU community member holding a mic and talking.

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.