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Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Nestled in the center of California, in one of the richest agricultural valleys on the planet and one of the most culturally diverse regions in the country, Fresno State is a place where students grow from high-impact practices and unique community partnerships.

This is a fertile place to boldly equip and empower our students for success. And the success of our students — the next generation of leaders in our region and beyond – is of utmost importance. Our community ties are strong because we believe this region can thrive when the community and University work as one. That's why we show our commitment to the community through providing millions of hours of service, partnering with local organizations and spreading Fresno State pride across the Valley.

Fresno State Initiatives to Form Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Fresno State joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2019 and earned a STARS Program/Initiative SDGs Bronze rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the initial report submission in 2020. STARS, (the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) defines sustainability as "a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods and a better world for all generations." 

The Institute for Media and Public Trust is guided by the First Amendment, and the need to discuss ethics, values and transparency. The Institute believes strongly that a well-informed citizenry will improve civic engagement and participation in our democracy.

The Institute for Leadership and Public Policy conducts policy-relevant research and offers student training and career development to inspire public leadership in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Students also learn to understand the leadership challenges facing society today, conduct scholarly work around issues of public leadership and governance, and learn best practices while exchanging ideas with experienced leaders and scholars.

The Ethics Center supports ethics education across the curriculum, including projects in professional ethics, character education and civic education, as well as research on contemporary social issues, ethics pedagogy and ethical leadership. The Center seeks to understand and promote ethics across the curriculum and within communities and is committed to the preparation of students for personal and professional integrity, citizenship and ethical leadership.