The most recent Southern California Forum was held on November 5, 2016, at Loyola Marymount University. Over 1000 students were in attendance representing the California State University, the University of California, and private and independent colleges and universities throughout Southern California. The most recent forum held in Northern California was at San José State University on April 23, 2016, and it had over 900 participants.  At the San José Forum, 80% of the student attendees had a GPA of 3.0 or better (with 35% above 3.5), while (79%) of the attendees indicated they were the first generation in their families to attend college.  Academic majors of the students attending the 2016 spring Forum at San José State University in April 2016 fell into the following categories: 

Percentage Category
38% Social Sciences
13% Arts and Humanities
8% Engineering/Computer Science/Math
15% Physical and Life Sciences
3% Health Services
6% Education
17% Other Fields


The ethnic backgrounds of participants at the San José State Forum in April 2016 belong to the following categories:

Percentage Category
58% Chicano/Latino
12% African American
15% Asian and Pacific Islander
1% American Indians
6% Caucasian
8% Other/Decline to State


Students from the Following Schools participated in the April 2016 Forum at San José State University:

California State University University of California Independent Colleges and Universities
Pomona Berkeley Mills College
Chico Davis Stanford
East Bay Merced University of the Pacific
Fresno Santa Cruz Santa Clara University
Fullerton Los Angeles  
Monterey Bay Santa Barbara  
San Diego    
San Francisco    
San José    
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