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The Office of Inclusive Excellence

The Office of Inclusive Excellence


Hands coming out of an educational institution, showing diversity
May 23, 2022
Colleges across the country are trying to improve retention of faculty members from marginalized racial groups. Faculty members at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor are researching the trends on their own campus, identifying why faculty members are leaving, and training leaders on their findings.
una Fera (left) and Gabriel Schmick
May 23, 2022
Luna Fera felt something pulling her across the Atlantic. Growing up, she pictured herself attending college in Europe. She had relatives over there, and her mind lit up with images of places she hoped to visit while studying abroad.
College student abstract illustration
May 23, 2022
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Education urged colleges to use remaining grants from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to support student, faculty, and staff mental health.

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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.

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 2021Award

HEED Award Winner 2021
California State University San Marcos has received the 2021 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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