Initiatives & Projects

Graduation Initiative 2025

One of 23 universities in the California State University (CSU) system, Sonoma State University is proud to fulfill CSU’s ambitious initiative “Graduation Initiative 2025”, aimed at increasing graduation rates for all CSU students while eliminating equity gaps.

» See how Sonoma State is achieving its Graduation Initiative 2025 goals.

Early Start Initiative

In addition to adopting CSU’s Grad Initiative 2025, Sonoma State has also embraced CSU’s “Early Start Initiative,” which mandates that all incoming CSU students get the help they need in English and math before their first semester at college.

» See how Sonoma State’s Early Start Program is greatly improving its student’s college graduation rates.


Accreditation is academia’s quality assurance system. In the U.S., private, non-profit accrediting organizations take on the herculean effort of accrediting schools and universities by evaluating their overall faculty, resources, curriculum, competency, and credibility. Sonoma State University is proud to be an accredited institution since 1969.

» Learn more about Sonoma State University’s accreditation – 40 years and going strong.

Teagle Award - Program for Faculty-Led Curricular Design for Student Achievement in the CSU

The Faculty-Led Curricular Design for Student Achievement at Sonoma State is part of a six-campus CSU initiative financially supported by the Teagle Foundation, the College Futures Foundation, and the CSU Chancellor’s Office. The other campuses involved are Chico, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pomona, and San Diego. Academic Programs supports the work of academic departments that are funded through the project to do curricular reform addressing student achievement (i.e. student learning, enrollment, academic progress, persistence, and graduation).

» Learn more about applying for a Teagle Award or the Faculty Fellow for Anti-Racism for Anti-Racist Curricular Design