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San Francisco State Inclusion Project

San Francisco State Inclusion Project
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State Inclusion Project
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 97132
Program Contact Mayumi Hagiwara
Program Contact Email
Phone (415) 338-7639
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

The SF State Inclusion Pilot Project facilitates authentic academic and social inclusion of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in academic courses and campus life. Our goal is to make a college education—and the opportunities it provides for academic enrichment, socialization, independence, and career development—accessible to everyone.

Inclusion students are supported to develop an individualized course plan aligned with their personal, academic, and career goals. The individualized plan typically consists of courses, social activities, and career-related activities. Undergraduate peer mentors play a main role in supporting inclusion students to direct their college experiences leveraging each other's interests and strengths. Peer mentors attend courses alongside inclusion students and coordinate weekly tutoring sessions. Peer mentors receive ongoing support from the project coordinators and college instructors.

Inclusion students receive a certificate of completion detailing their academic, social, and career accomplishments as laid out in their individualized plan. The project facilitates a network of natural and professional supports through close interagency collaboration.

Program information submitted: February 18, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 3
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular high school diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Criteria for admission
Accepts out-of-state students? No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Students with a certificate of completion from a school district
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term: 100.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one: 100.00%
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year: $0.00
Program fees: $0.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Grant Funding
  • Donations
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access: All courses that inclusion students take are listed on the university course catalog. Inclusion students direct a course selection process. The project coordinators and peer mentors collaborate with course instructors closely to make accommodations and modifications based on each student's interests, preferences, and support needs.
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities): 100%
Do all students in this program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course for credit or audit each semester? Yes
Is the credential approved by the college/university? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 0%
Other career development activities are:
  • Work Study
Additional information about career development and work experience: We closely work with Vocational Rehabilitation and local transition programs to streamline career development and work experiences.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Percentage of social time spent in inclusive activities (open to all students on campus): 100%
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Fraternities/sororities