Research and Extended Programs

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Office of Research Affairs

Division of Academic Affairs
Hornet Bookstore, Suite 3400
(916) 278-6402

The Office of Research Affairs (ORA), as part of Academic Affairs, reports to the Provost and works to expand the research capacity of Sacramento State’s faculty, students, and research staff. ORA supports faculty pursuing external funds for research projects (proposal development, submission assistance, contract development, project coordination, and related infrastructure needs) as well as research program development initiatives. On behalf of the University, we submit faculty grant and contract proposals, administer internal research funds and recognition programs, facilitate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and coordinate patent and tech transfer activities, as well as provide a full range of research integrity and compliance functions for the research enterprise.

Post-award account administration for sponsored agreements and related accounts is typically handled through the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) of University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI). SPA professional staff work in coordination with ORA to support, accept and administer the awards faculty receive from federal, state, and private funding agencies.

Global Education Office

Library 1001
(916) 278-6686

The mission of the Global Education Office (GEO) is to provide opportunities for Sacramento State students and faculty to increase their global knowledge, expand their international experiences, and gain new global perspectives.  The office is comprised of the following functional units:

  • International Recruitment and Admissions
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Education Abroad

International Admissions

Sacramento State welcomes students from across the globe.  The International Admissions office is dedicated to offering exemplary customer service to all international applicants.  For additional information regarding international admission, please e-mail the office at

International Student and Scholar Services

Sacramento State is host to more than 500 students and scholars from 60 different countries.  The International and Student Services group within the Global Education Office provides visa support, orientation services, cultural programming and other services geared towards assisting international students and scholars in becoming more engaged in campus and community life. For additional information, please e-mail the office at

Education Abroad

Sacramento State students have a variety of opportunities to study in over 60 universities in over 20 different countries. Overseas educational opportunities are available in almost every discipline.  Students receive CSU resident credit while studying abroad and may utilize their financial aid.  Specific Sacramento State program information can be accessed The university also offers a variety of short-term study abroad opportunities that typically do not earn university credit but which enhance students’ appreciation and understanding of their academic discipline through a different cultural lens.

For additional information about Education Abroad opportunities, please e-mail

Faculty Programs

IPGE offers the following services to faculty members interested in leading students groups or conducting research in foreign countries:

  • Assistance in making contacts with colleagues at affiliated institutions abroad;
  • Advising for faculty exchange opportunities for one semester or one year;
  • Providing information about State Department advisories for international travelers;
  • Providing information on faculty development seminars abroad; and,
  • Providing information and advising regarding the International Research Scholar Program.