​CSU Chancellor Mildred García speaks at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood
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CSU Reaches Out on Super Sunday 2024

Alex Beall, Jeanne Fratello

University leaders shared the benefits of a CSU degree with communities at more than 60 places of worship across California.

​CSU Chancellor Mildred García speaks at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood

​CSU Chancellor Mildred García speaks at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood. Photo: Lucas Alvarado-Farrar


​On Sunday, February 25, the CSU partnered with African American faith-based organizations throughout California for the 19th annual CSU Super Sunday event. CSU system leaders, campus presidents, administrators and students visited places of worship—both in person and virtually—to share personal stories and important college-related information for Black and African American students. More than 60 faith-based organizations participated in the event, with additional activities taking place in the next three weeks.

CSU Chancellor Mildred García spoke during the services at Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood.

“We want to build lifelong relationships with our Black students and their families and ensure that every Black student attains the life-changing benefits of a CSU degree," García told the congregation. “I hope you'll let nothing hold you back. Whether you're the first in your family to attend, looking to transfer from a community college or an adult who wants more for yourself through a certificate or degree, the CSU offers the programs and support you need to reach your dreams."

After the Super Sunday services, outreach directors and staff provided information on the CSU application and admission process, as well as scholarships and financial aid available to Cal State students.

CSU Super Sunday is a key element of the CSU's year-round efforts to engage with local faith-based communities to share a message of access and opportunity, and to provide prospective students and their families with important information about college preparation and admission.

Since its launch in 2005, more than a million people have participated in this signature awareness event for the CSU's African American communities. The CSU remains committed to closing equity gaps and ensuring that all Californians have the access and support needed to achieve a high-quality college degree as part of its Graduation Initiative 2025.

See how our universities participated in CSU Super Sunday 2024.