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2019 CSUSM University Leadership Conference Flyer
April 19, 2019 | USU Ballroom | 8 am - 4 pm
The conference offers professional development to faculty and staff by discussing strategies for career advancement and sharing insights on how to navigate the unique challenges that people of color and other underrepresented groups might encounter in the workplace.


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Morehouse college
Posted: April 14, 2019
Morehouse College—the nation’s only historically Black all-men’s school in the nation—will begin admitting transgender students who identify as men in Fall 2020.
Betsy DeVos
Posted: April 9, 2019
The Texas Tech University Health Science Center has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that prohibits the School of Medicine from considering race in making admissions decisions.
A protest at Yale on Monday displayed the covers of books published by 41 faculty members who have left the program in ethnicity, race, and migration since 1997 as well as the 13 professors who just announced plans to withdraw from the program.
Posted: April 1, 2019
When 13 professors at Yale University said on Friday they would cut ties with the institution’s ethnicity, race, and migration program, they said their decision was rooted in a history of inequity.


about series
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Set of posters in the Beyond the Stereotype campaign series, which aims to educate the public and campus community about the impact of microaggressions and stereotypes on marginalized communities. This second series is designed to foster understanding and empathy toward the LGBTQA community.


CSUSM students: Louis Adamsel, Quanjun Sun, Joshua Foronda, Mars Waddy, Maria Linares, Jaquelyn Adams, Mei-Ling Mirow and Nathan Renderos
CSUSM has made an institutional commitment to inclusive excellence by contributing resources, initiatives, centers and regular events.
Your generosity furthers the campus committment to inclusive excellence.


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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 Civersity
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 2018 Award
California State University San Marcos has received the 2018 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 fifth straight year that CSUSM has been named a HEED Award recipient.
  • 54%
    First Generation
  • 47%
    Underrepresented Students
  • 59%
    Female Faculty

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Joe-Joe McManus, Ph.D.

"We work collaboratively with campus leaders, both formal and informal, to ensure that we actively recruit, engage, develop and retain diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators committed to our University values – Intellectual Engagement, Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Inclusiveness." ... moreDr. Joe-Joe McManus, Chief Diversity Officer