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The Office of Inclusive Excellence

The Office of Inclusive Excellence

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. 
October 28, 12:00pm-1:30pm (Students Only)  
November 9, 2:30-3:45pm (Staff Only)
November 18, 12-1:30pm 
(Students Only)

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.


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October 18, 2021
In recent years, a growing number of college disability service centers have undergone name changes to become more inclusive and to highlight the broad range of services they offer.
Protesters marched in an Indigenous Peoples Day rally in Boston on Oct. 10, 2020, as part of a demonstration to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. Boston made that change last week.
October 18, 2021
This year marks the first time a U.S. president has officially recognized Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Photo of Sonya Grier, PhD
October 18, 2021
Corporations are co-opting social justice movements, but business schools can help them become authentic leaders for change.

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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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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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