Academic Facilities and Infrastructure

$75 Million

The CSU is requesting $75 million to fund academic facilities and infrastructure projects. Campuses’ need for facility renovation and improvement continues to grow each year. In support of the request for permanent base funding, the CSU Five-Year Capital Plan identifies the priority needs of each of the 23 campuses and their off-campus centers. The plan identifies renewal and replacement needs of existing buildings and new facilities to accommodate growth and improve student access. The Board of Trustees annually approves categories and criteria for capital outlay priority setting. The board's priorities are consistent with the state’s priorities of critical infrastructure, life safety projects, renovation and modernization of existing facilities and new facilities to increase capacity to serve the existing and projected enrollment. The Five-Year Plan identifies a systemwide need that exceeds $2.8 billion in 2020-21 alone. The $75 million in the 2020-21 budget request will help fund or finance approximately $1.1 billion of the $2.8 billion in first-year priority projects identified by the campuses. For more information on specific projects and priorities, see the CSU Five-Year Capital Plan.

CSU academic facility and infrastructure improvement programs address a variety of important facility needs. Seismic projects retrofit and improve buildings that have been identified by the CSU seismic review board. Other projects address general deficiencies in building systems and building structures. Many of the infrastructure improvement projects address system upgrades, facility improvements, as well as maintenance needs that are well past due. While the CSU continues to make strides in addressing systemwide needs, current funding levels limit the university’s ability to keep pace with the demand for improvements and new academic space.