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The Office of Inclusive Excellence

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Hands coming out of an educational institution, showing diversity
May 16, 2022
There’s a reason the federally designated Aanapisi program has low participation. Colleges who participate in the program, for Asian American- and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions, can’t receive Aanapisi grants if they’re already getting federal funds as a Hispanic-serving institution — and there are many more of those. Our Katie Mangan has more on the program and why Asian Amercan students — often dubbed the “model minority” — need support.
Krystal Alvarez-Hernandez has been named the President’s Outstanding Graduate after previously winning the dean’s award for the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences. Photo by Blair Houk
May 16, 2022
Yo trabajo con mis manos para que tu puedas trabajar con tu mente. That’s the mantra that was drilled into the head of Krystal Alvarez-Hernandez by her father when she was a child. It translates to: I’ve always worked with my hands so that you can work with your mind.
Black family
May 16, 2022
America’s network of Black colleges was founded to provide essential opportunity. For many, they’ve come to offer something else: a link to a treasured legacy.

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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.

Campus Commitment

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

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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 2021Award

HEED Award Winner 2021
California State University San Marcos has received the 2021 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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