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The Office of Inclusive Excellence

The Office of Inclusive Excellence

Upcoming Events

News & Announcements 

OIE Open Office: Meet the CDO: Meet the new Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), Dr. Allen and the OIE team. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

President’s Award for Inclusive Excellence and DiversityNominations are due by Oct. 11

All People's Luncheon: October 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 


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.


6 people posing in their graduation cap and gown
October 4, 2021
CSUSM has won the HEED Award for the eighth year in a row.
A photo of data that gives statistical reference to a possible shift in the student population
October 4, 2021
The race and ethnicity data from the 2020 Census that was released last month revealed a demographic milestone that has been years in the making: The share of white people in the United States fell below 60 percent for the first time in the Census’s history.
A group of mortar boards are being  thrown up to the sky, October 3, 2021
October 4, 2021
avidson College — a private institution originally founded by the Presbyterian Church — took a major step toward increasing religious diversity on campus when it overturned bylaws requiring that the college’s president and at least 80 percent of its Board of Trustees be Christian.

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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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