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Upcoming Events

News & Announcements 

Coversations with the CDO: Join the new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), Dr. Aswad Allen, for small group conversations. The CDO wants to listen to the CSUSM community in order to learn about the campus. 
November 29, 10-11:15am (Faculty Only) 
December 8, 1:00pm-2:45pm (Open to All)

Beyond the Stereotype

  • My faith is not evil
  • Jews do not control the world economy
  • Meditating does not mean accepting injustice
  • My faith doesn't make me close minded
  • Individualism is not a sin

Beyond the Stereotype: "There is more to me than what you see. There is belief."

The purpose of the campaign is to challenge stereotypes around religions, faith, spirituality, and/or life practices within a social justice framework.


November 22, 2021
During the holiday season, community partners across San Diego offer programs that help make the holidays possible for individuals and families that would otherwise not be able to celebrate. We can help connect you to holiday assistance programs in your area. Please note, these programs are seasonal and therefore are not available year-round.
Stanley Rodriguez
November 22, 2021
Stanley Rodriguez, a lecturer in American Indian studies at Cal State San Marcos, has been appointed to the California Native American Heritage Commission by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Aswad Allen
November 22, 2021
As a child, Aswad Allen heard a familiar refrain from the adults in his life: Get some fat on your head. It meant that he should seek knowledge and the understanding that goes with it.

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Campus Commitment

CSUSM students

CSUSM has made an institutional commitment to inclusive excellence by contributing resources, initiatives, centers and regular events.

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Your generosity furthers the campus committment to inclusive excellence.

Strategic Plan

Action Steps for the Diversity and Strategic Plan (2017-2022)

Goal 1 - Access and Success
Status: In Progress
CSUSM will improve institutional access and equity through effective recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators, providing them with equitable and expanded opportunities for success.

Goal 2 - Curriculum, Co-Curriculum, Learning Outcomes
Status: In Progress
Develop students’ skills, knowledge, and abilities to advocate for, lead, and participate in social change, to function and contribute effectively in a diverse and multicultural world, and to understand the role of diversity in their own lives and in society.

Goal 3 - Inclusive Climate
Status: In Progress
Foster and maintain an inclusive, welcoming, campus environment where all campus members thrive and are heard and where differences are considered a collective strength.

Goal 4 - Institutionalized Diversity
Status: In Progress
Ensure that CSUSM’s institutional priorities, initiatives, policies, and practices take into account, reflect, and support the university’s goals and expectations for diversity and inclusion.

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Higher Education Excellence in Diversity 2020 Award

HEED Award Winner 2020
California State University San Marcos has received the 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the seventh straight year that CSUSM has been named a HEED Award recipient.

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