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SCU: Impact 2028 will rely on your voices and ideas to help shape and define our direction. We will gather feedback from a broad swath of stakeholders (students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, regents, the Jesuit community) in various ways, including surveys, focus groups, and town halls.


Be Ambitious

This will be a community-wide effort, relying on the knowledge of our exceptional people and the innovative thinking and creative solution-making that is alive every day on our campuses.

Don’t just focus on what we likely can do; instead, lean into what you hope our Santa Clara community can be in the future. When this process is complete, our strategic plan should be specific and inspiring, actionable and bold.

  • What issues are most pressing in our community, our country, and our world?
  • What should Santa Clara University’s role be in addressing those challenges and helping shape a more humane, just, and sustainable world?
  • What essential strengths must we grow and what pressing weaknesses must we address to adapt and thrive in the years ahead?


Aspirations and opportunities survey


Faculty, students, staff, and alumni were surveyed about aspirations for SCU, distinctive strengths, and greatest opportunities. 

Survey results can be found on the Timeline page


Focus groups


Open groups of SCU community members provided ideas, priorities, and feedback on the general direction of the plan. Participants included students, faculty, staff, administrative leaders, alumni, and Jesuit community members. They were formed to ensure participation across the SCU community, provide transparency, and leverage ideas from diverse stakeholders, allowing anyone to contribute their thoughts.

Focus group data can be found on the Timeline page


Community town halls


Town halls will offer the SCU community a chance to hear about the draft set of strategies that will form the pillars of SCU: Impact 2028, as well as offer insights to help refine these action plans. We hope that you are able to participate. 

Friday, November 17, 3:00 pm, Lucas Hall 126
Tuesday November 28, 2:30 pm, Lucas Hall 126
Friday, December 1, 2:00 pm via zoom

Thursday, November 16, 10:00 am, Lucas Hall 106
Thursday, November 30, 3:30 pm, Lucas Hall 126
Wednesday, December 6, 2:30 pm via zoom