A Strategic Plan for The California State University

In May 2008, the Board of Trustees adopted Access to Excellence as the new strategic plan for the California State University (CSU). Access to Excellence focuses on the intersection of the CSU with the economic, political, and social environment of the State of California. It is a public statement of the key principles and core values of the institution, framing eight broad commitments as the basis for setting the CSU’s priorities and measuring its success.

CSU's faculty and staff are its most important strategic assets and will play a lead role in the critical work ahead.
Much has been done to increase student access and degree attainment, particularly among low income students.
Meeting State needs for economic and civic development is just one of three priorities for this new strategic plan.
The quality of life needs nurturing by Californians who are able to contribute to effective social and political structures in a diverse and rapidly changing society.