Frenquently Asked Questions
For years, “No Barriers” has been a common refrain at The Beach. Today, it serves as the clarion call for a $275 million fundraising campaign to realize our promise of a transformative education, because there are No Barriers to what we can achieve together.
We find ourselves at an unprecedented juncture. The pandemic laid bare students’ vulnerabilities, with nearly 1 in 10 facing housing and/or food insecurity, 1 in 5 lacking the technology to effectively engage in online learning, and 1 in 3 seeking mental health services. There remains an extraordinary need for scholarship support for Beach students, the majority of whom are first in their families to pursue a four-year degree.
After decades of state disinvestment, recent new allocations have been directed to specific programs, challenging our ability to make necessary investments in faculty recruitment, our aging infrastructure and program innovation.
Despite these serious challenges, our admission applications and enrollment continue to climb — evidence of the popularity of and confidence in our programs. As we look to the future, now is the time to draw upon our deepest strengths to not only meet current demands, but deliver the promise of better tomorrows through big ideas.
The campaign addresses our most pressing opportunities and most exciting prospects, presented as three main priorities:
1. Create a national model for student achievement, empowerment and equity. Learn more
2. Shape California's future workforce. Learn more.
3. Elevate our community and advance the public good. Learn more.
Yes! You can make your mark in the areas of your choosing. Visit the Areas of Impact page to view the various opportunities to direct your gift. You may also visit the Give Now page to find additional ways in which you can support The Beach.
This campaign is designed to immediately and directly drive meaningful transformations.
We will be transparent in real time about the work being lifted and we will share outcomes with you as evidence of nimble implementation of new strategies you care about.
We are the future of higher education because of who we serve, how we educate and how we partner. We are evolving into a career-long relationship with our students to better support them in our rapidly changing worlds of work.