Statement announcing Volk v. CSU agreement

Campus climate has been and remains a top priority for the campus, as evidenced by our significant new investments over the past several years and ongoing commitment to training, outreach and education.

Today’s settlement  in the Volk v CSU case brings an end to what has been a very emotional and challenging issue for all parties involved.  We are pleased that we reached common ground on steps for moving forward. The settlement contains items related to student programming; education and training efforts; review of policies and procedures; and opportunities for consultation with experts in the field on our efforts.  It should be noted that many elements build on efforts already initiated by SF State toward improving campus climate.

The settlement emphasizes the importance of improving student experiences and student lives. It allows SF State to reiterate its commitment to equity and inclusion for all – including those who are Jewish – and reaffirms the values of free expression and diversity of viewpoints that are so critical on a university campus.