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The Office of Inclusive Excellence

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As a community of students, faculty and staff, we at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) are committed to respecting and reflecting the diversity of our region within a context of social justice. Together, we strive for educational equity and seek to promote a fair and open environment for the exchange of ideas.

California State University San Marcos is designated both an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (ANAPISI).

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CSUSM Receives $1 Million Grant Under Inclusive Excellence Initiative

Cal State San Marcos is among 57 colleges and universities selected for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Initiative, which provides $1 million in grant support over five years for each institution... 

Undocumented and AB 540 Student Support Services

CSUSM supports the academic excellence of our undocumented students by advocating for and cultivating a safe and welcoming campus environment.


On the Road to Becoming a Zero-Waste Campus

“Recycling and waste management have been a priority at CSUSM since the campus was built,” said Juliana Goodlaw-Morris, the University’s sustainability manager in the Safety, Health and Sustainability department. “There were recycling bins with the trash bins from the time Craven Hall was opened – and that was not the norm back then. We’ve always had a culture of recycling on campus.”