The San Diego State University (SDSU) Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA) is dedicated to the creation of new systems that celebrate and center diverse voices and dismantle practices and policies that contribute to the marginalization and/or oppression of any group or individual. Utilizing research and scholarship as a guide, the center focuses specifically on college and career advising systems that increase equitable and accessible pathways to postsecondary success for all students. CEPA builds on the 2014 SDSU White House Convening which supported the former First Lady, Michelle Obama‚Äôs, Reach Higher campaign and brought together committed leaders from across the country focused on strengthening college and career counseling, readiness, enrollment, persistence and completion.  We support students, their family, the community and the professionals who work with them, as they navigate their postsecondary journey and work towards the completion of a credential, certificate or degree capable of sustaining a livable wage.

Mission Statement:

The San Diego State University (SDSU) Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA) is dedicated to dismantling systems that contribute to the marginalization and oppression of any group.  Utilizing research and scholarship, the center focuses on postsecondary advising practices and policies that increase equitable and accessible pathways to postsecondary success for all students.

Areas of Focus

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Announcements

Call for proposal for the Journal of College Access

Journal of College Access

Manuscript proposals are being solicited for a special issue of Journal of College Access (anticipated publication date: May 2025). This special issue aims to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives to examine how social capital influences career trajectories. Of particular interest are manuscripts that employ an equity lens, delving into the multifaceted realms of diversity and inclusion within the context of career exploration and pathways. Manuscripts of interest should explore the influence of social capital on the developmental stages of career aspirations, encompassing the diverse spectrum from primary and secondary education through postsecondary institutions.

Example Topics: 

  • Education, Skills Development, and Social Capital
  • Mentoring 
  • Influence of AI, Social Media & Other Technology on Social Capital 
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Capital and Leadership Development

Please submit proposals via this link no later than April 1, 2024.

For more information, contact the guest editors for this special issue:

Claudia Martinez, ella/she/her, San Diego State University, [email protected]

Lorenzo Sianez Jr., he/him/el, San Diego State University, [email protected] 

Social Capital work with Ed Strategy Group (ESG)

ESG

CEPA is proud to have led social capital efforts alongside the Education Strategy Group the last couple of years. Check out this new website to learn more about how education and community leaders can guide students to leverage existing relationships and build new connections in pursuit of their educational and professional aspirations - www.studentsocialcapital.org

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CEPA is a NNERPP Member! 

CEPA is a memeber of NNERPP

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