The Network Conference is designed by and for middle leaders and students in the CSU. Its purpose is to advance equitable student success by providing faculty, staff, administrators, and students with an annual statewide opportunity to share actionable research, evidence, and practices for use or adaptation on our own campuses. The conference builds relationships and knowledge exchange across the CSU.

CSU Student Success Network Conference

The CSU Student Success Network Conference is a virtual conference designed by and for middle leaders and students in the CSU.

2022 Conference Theme:

Sustaining Momentum for Equity and Change in the CSU

The CSU has made great strides to support and invest in equity-centered efforts largely driven by middle leaders. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, this commitment propelled new and innovative ways of supporting students. With increases in funding for basic needs, technology, academic support services, and professional development, to innovations in teaching and advising, the CSU responded swiftly to provide holistic support for students in response to multiple ongoing crises. It is clear: the CSU is capable of marshaling resources when needed to ensure that students are equitably served. How do we ensure that we continue with that same sense of urgency to prioritize equity? And importantly, as we move through and past this pandemic, how do we sustain these efforts?

Conference Outcomes


  • Increase understanding of equity opportunities and challenges


  • Learn about practical, evidence-based examples of student success efforts


  • Build relationships with colleagues at your campus and from across the CSU who are involved in campus-level efforts to support equitable student success.
  • Identify connections among student success efforts across the CSU

Registration Details

Registration for the Network’s annual conference is free for all CSU faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Stay connected for announcements on our 2023 conference TBA!


Past Conferences


Contact: Larissa Mercado-López, Annual Conference Director