Gostate.org is a website for San Jose students,
alumni, professors and other Californians who advocate restoration
of a balanced state-city identity and image for the oldest California
State University (1862) campus (presently know as "San
Jose State"). We believe San Jose students, alumni and
professors should have the right to identify and market themselves
under the superior CSU brand name if they wish. To secure these
rights we believe the school must a least partially restore
its original "California State" identity (while maintaining
a strong "San Jose" identity).
We also believe the school should heavily promote and market
its status as the oldest and original public institution of
higher learning in California, rather than attempt to hide and
obfuscate this fact as is currently done by the promoters of
the San Jose-only "SJSU" identity.
We believe CSU restoration will make San Jose a more prestigious
and well-known school, increase the value of the degrees it
grants, and make it easier for its graduates to find jobs in
competitive job markets in the Bay Area and elsewhere around
the world. CSU restoration will also broaden the base of support
and recognition for the school and its Spartan athletics programs,
making it possible for the school and its athletic programs
to attract more CSU-wide and statewide interest and support.
This will, in turn, also benefit the school's graduates, as
the school becomes better known and respected.
Gostate.org's mission is 1) to safeguard, protect and commemorate
the history and identity of the original California State [Normal
School and University] in San Jose, California; 2) to promote
recognition of this identity by students, alumni, the University,
the State of California and the people of California; 3) to
protect and support the 111-year tradition of Spartan football
as an important California State institution.
With the university's endowment and fundraising
well below that of its equivalent schools like Oregon State
University and Washington State University, and the 111-year-old
tradition of Spartan football in jeopardy of becoming nothing
more than a wistful memory, we believe it is time for the University
to remember its glorious past as California State, 1862-1921,
1972-1974, the founding institution of what was later to become
the California State University system. By doing so we believe
San Jose's CSU campus can finally assume its rightful place
as the flagship campus and football program of the entire CSU
system, and one of the great State of California's namesake
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you are a Spartan student, recent grad, professor or staff
member, your degree or experience at San Jose will be more
marketable if the University develops a more nationally recognizable
letters to the editor, contact University officials and talk
to your friends about CSU restoration in San Jose. Buy a T-shirt,
donate to Gostate.org, and join one of the following CSU-oriented
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