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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.


gAyPRIL Events Celebrate Pride

Throughout the month of April, CSUSM will hold a series of events focused on educating and raising awareness of issues within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied (LGBTQA) community. Sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., in partnership with departments and organizations across the university, gAyPRIL events will include workshops, trainings, lectures and discussions.