Launching our Second Century

Humboldt State University has evolved over the last 100 years – and particularly over the last decade – into an institution known for high quality academic programs, strong values related to sustainability and social justice, hands-on learning, and a strong connection with our unique place. Now, as we begin our second century, we have a plan in place to build on those strengths to offer an even better experience for our students. This Strategic Plan will guide our efforts in the coming years.

The Strategic Plan has four key goals focused on Student Success, Supporting Diversity, Partnerships & Community, and Resources & Sustainability. The full strategic plan is here (pdf) and a summary is here (pdf)

The Strategic Plan was developed throughout the 2014-15 academic year. During that time, the University community engaged in broad-based discussions about priorities, goals, and concrete steps that could be taken to help HSU better fulfill its mission. There were large planning sessions, small-group meetings, online submission of ideas, gatherings that involved communities off campus, and more. Our shared commitment and focus is vital for this plan to show results. On this site, you can provide your feedback and ideas, find ways to get involved, read updates about progress, and more.

News & Updates

Philanthropic Activity - Resources & Sustainability

Nov 10 2016 - More than $6 Million Given to Support Students and Initiatives

WASC Feedback - General


Student Housing Market Study - Student Success

Oct 31 2016 - Study to determine student housing needs

HSU Launches Graduation Initiative 2025 Website - General

Oct 28 2016 - A Focus on Student Success

Reducing Food Waste - Resources & Sustainability

Oct 20 2016 - Introduction of a broad food waste program

Human Resources has increased diversity outreach efforts - Supporting Diversity

Oct 19 2016 - Vacancy announcement advertising efforts

View the Strategic Plan »
Endorsed by the University Senate and Accepted by the President

View Strategic Plan Overview »

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Blueprint for the HSU Strategic Plan

WASC Self-Study Priorities Drive Strategic Plan Implementation

Frequently Asked Questions