Welcome to University Advancement

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Connecting Gators around the world with each other, the University and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 80 years.

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Fostering the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of student athletes through a broad based NCAA Div. II program.

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Sharing with the world the remarkable stories and achievements of the outstanding SF State students, faculty and staff.

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Working with alumni, parents, friends, companies and foundations to help ensure excellence and affordability at SF State.

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Wisely managing philanthropic gifts and fostering private support for the University and its noteworthy programs.

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Helping to shape public policy at the city, state and federal levels, and partnering for a better community.

About University Advancement

University Advancement is responsible for creating awareness and generating support for SF State's academic, research and public service missions. Our strategic goals are to instill well-deserved pride in University accomplishments, strengthen awareness and support among the University's key stakeholders, and build a culture of philanthropy and support for SF State. We accomplish this through strategic efforts that incorporate communications, government and community relations, development, alumni relations, athletics and advancement services.


Recent Advancements

SF State receives 10-year reaccreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has renewed the University's accreditation for the maximum period of 10 years, citing its commitment to maintaining academic quality during financially difficult times.


Metro Academies wins national honor

Metro Academies, an innovative program that helps underrepresented students succeed in college, has earned national recognition for its success in retaining and graduating students. It was one of three winners nationwide of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities’ “Most Visible Progress Degree Completion Award.”


Associated Students, Inc. pledges student scholarships

The University’s Students First scholarship campaign has received a significant boost from Associated Students, Inc. (ASI). The ASI Board of Directors has committed $160,000 in total student scholarships over the next five years, for an annual contribution of $32,000. Launched in 2012, the Students First Campaign aims to counter a reduction in state funding by providing direct support to students with the help of private donors.