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The starting point for the physical master plan is the University’s strategic plan, which is based on a set of core values that underlie all areas of campus endeavor. They are:
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Community Engagement
  • International Perspectives
  • Opportunities for Personal and Professional Growth
These core values are expressed in the common themes that run throughout the strategic plan. They are:
  • Academic Excellence
  • Improved Access and Flexibility for Diverse Communities
  • Engaged and Expanded Intellectual Community
  • Institutional Culture that Supports Change and Innovation
In particular, one statement in the strategic plan served as a guiding force for the planning process, suggesting the potential of the master plan to make the University’s core values evident in the design of the physical environment:

SFSU remains committed to modeling on campus...the world in which we would like to live.

The characteristics of that world—social responsibility, equity, community engagement, innovation and achieving individual excellence—coupled with the California State University (CSU) system’s commitment to sustainability set a clear agenda and high standard for what this master plan must accomplish.

Historic ecological context image
SF State's unique setting in an area rich in ecological
heritage provides inspiration to the master plan.

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