Message from the Provost
San Francisco State’s long commitment to educational equity and social justice has never been more relevant. Fifty years ago the protests that launched our College of Ethnic Studies envisioned a university that both combats institutional and structural racism and prepares students to create new paradigms. Today, in widely documented police brutality that devalues Black lives, in a federal administration that fans the flames of racism and in the increasingly disparate impacts of COVID-19 on our communities of color, the problems that our visionary students identified come into ever-sharper focus. They also challenge us to hold ourselves accountable to our own highest standards by confronting the challenging legacies of institutional racism and anti-Blackness that affect faculty, students and staff on our campus, and by advancing relevant education through curricula that matter and teaching that liberates. We are the university our world needs now.
During this unprecedented time of crisis and uncertainty, the Provost’s Office website has been redesigned in order to provide updated information, materials and links that address questions from faculty and academic leaders and staff at our Academic Work during COVID-19.
Wishing you a productive academic year.
Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs