Strategic Planning

Statement from the Strategic Plan Co-Chairs

We have chosen "Going Far Together" as the theme for CSUDH’s strategic plan because we recognize that the Toro Family and the communities of which it is a part can only truly thrive when we all live, work and learn in equitable and culturally engaging and sustaining environments. We must create an environment that affirms the dignity, value, and belonging of all of our community members. Therefore, "going far" in terms of creating and sustaining a socially and educationally just environment requires that we learn and work collaboratively, collectively, and intentionally towards this vision.

This strategic plan is anchored by the pillars of Learn Together and Thrive Together. The Learn Together pillar represents our collective effort to be a learning organization. We will create multidisciplinary learning communities where students, faculty, staff, and administrators work together to understand complex challenges and cultivate innovative, equity-centered solutions.

The Thrive Together Pillar signifies our commitment to go beyond just a focus on graduating students or getting a degree: we want to create an affirming campus environment where every student, faculty, staff, and administrator is supported to meet their personal and professional goals and empowered to serve as change agents for a more just and equitable world.

In many ways, these two pillars, which have equity and social justice at their core, are mutually informing: the more we learn and grow together, the more likely we are to thrive. The more fully that we thrive, the more willing and able we are to learn and grow both individually and as an institution. Collectively, the pillars, along with the strategic commitments they support, are designed to reveal how we will intentionally work together to fulfill our vision of becoming a model urban metropolitan university. The strategic commitments outlined above—with their emphasis on addressing the historic and educational injustices in our society by fostering academic excellence through equitable access to culturally engaging, equity-centered high-impact experiential learning opportunities and support systems; attracting, retaining, and equitably promoting faculty, administrators, and staff who represent a diverse range of cultures and experiences and are on the cutting edge of their fields; and building and maintaining mutually beneficial partnerships with our local and global communities, schools, and businesses—are intended to ensure that we thrive together in a community of care, and that in so doing, we serve as the national model for a socially just, equitable, and inclusive metropolitan university.


Strategic Themes, Commitments, Goals & Activities


Thriving Students

CSUDH will serve the principle of educational justice by empowering all students to be critical thinkers and communicators who excel academically, graduate career-ready, and demonstrate a passion for lifelong learning that encourages and supports meaningful engagement as local and global citizens.

Thriving Educators

CSUDH will hire and equitably retain, support, and promote a diverse faculty, staff, and administration who feel a sense of belonging on campus and are supported to achieve their personal, professional, educational, and institutional goals and to nurture a similar sense of belonging, intellectual growth, and achievement for their students and colleagues.

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Equitable Access

CSUDH will deliver affordable, holistic, culturally responsive and equity-centered educational experiences that support student learning, development, and engagement; are accessible and accommodate all learners’ needs; and offer students a value-added return on their investment throughout their educational journeys.

Culture of Care

The CSUDH commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion is rooted in an ethos of love. Therefore, we take pride in cultivating a caring community that will provide the physical and social infrastructure necessary to support a sense of belonging and well-being for all Toros.

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Pillar of the Community

Mutually informing and beneficial connections between the CSUDH campus and communities – local, global, and virtual – will be a fundamental strength and a crucial part of our work to facilitate pathways to success and socioeconomic mobility for students and to help our communities thrive.

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