College of Ethnic Studies

The College of Ethnic Studies was established in Fall 1969 through the efforts of dedicated students, faculty, and community members.

The four departments and one program - Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, American Indian Studies, and Race and Resistance Studies - offer over 175 courses each semester to meet the needs of 6000 students. Our curriculum assists students complete their general education; pursue a personal interest in ethnic studies; teach subjects in elementary, secondary, community and college level institutions; or critically inform their professional and vocational skills in areas such as business, social welfare, law, and medicine.

The ethnic studies field is unique as an educational experience that redefines the lives of people of color from their own perspectives. This is implemented through the cooperative efforts of students, faculty, and members of the community invested in meaningful education who provide resources and curricula to the university and the community at-large.

Our curriculum fosters both a comprehensive understanding of the unique experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, and Latina/Latinos in the United States and intersectional analysis amongst the different communities.

College of Ethnic Studies Funding Initiatives

Studens at Commencement

Scholarships

Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending the University.

SFSU Ethnic Studies building

National Institutes for the Advancement of Ethnic Studies & Social Justice

The Institutes will promote advancements in scholarship, creative works, pedagogy, curricula and academic activism that serve to advance justice for constituent communities.

SFSU Ethnic Studies building

Community University
Empowerment Fund (CUE)

CUE provides seed grants to innovative, socially engaged projects that improve conditions and the quality of life for communities of color.

Members of the SFSU community distributing information

Queer Ethnic
Studies Initiative

The Initiative is part of the College’s strategic plan to mobilize faculty expertise, support graduate student scholarship, and investigate the creation of a major on queers of color.

Students involved with Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative

Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative

The Initiative conducts research in a novel, workshop-based approach to instilling and promoting self-management skills among youth

For More Information, Contact

 

Alex Sanchez

Director of Development
College of Ethnic Studies
Email: alexsan@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-1032