Cal State East Bay Accreditation Reaffirmation Visit Spring 2025

Dear Cal State East Bay community,

I hope this first month of the academic year has been off to a great start. This is indeed an exciting time at Cal State East Bay with more in-person activity and as we affirm and begin to implement high-level priorities for the university’s future.

This semester is also a time for us to formally launch the process for reaffirmation of our accreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, a process that occurs at least every 10 years. Cal State East Bay has been accredited by WASC since 1961. We embrace the reaffirmation process as part of our continuous assessment and improvement process.

The university’s senior leadership has produced a video message that explains this important process.

Accreditation continues to be very important to us, demonstrating how the university meets acceptable levels of quality. This ensures that the credits and degrees earned by students continue to be recognized for employment, graduate study, and/or  transfer to other institutions. Regional accreditation is also required for state funding and federal financial aid.

Our entire university will be engaged in this critical effort over the next few years. To begin, some standing committees and newly formed committees of faculty, staff, students and campus leaders will convene to contribute to a comprehensive self-study that will candidly and transparently report on our successes and steady progress in educating our students.

This project will continue to evolve more fully this academic year, and it will be important for our campus community to become informed and involved. Cabinet members and I look forward to updating you regularly on our preparation for this important process from now until the official WASC team visit in 2025.

Thank you for your engagement and interest in this process.

With warm regards,

Cathy Sandeen


September 26, 2022