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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 (AANAPISI).

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A Message from President Haynes Regarding Recent Incidents of Hate and Bias

On Monday, Oct. 29, several white nationalist posters were discovered at various locations on campus. The posters, which advertise an organization that is identified by multiple civil rights organizations as a hate group, were documented, found in violation of CSUSM’s posting policy, and immediately removed by the University Police Department.

Cal State San Marcos Wins HEED Award for Fifth Straight Year

California California State University San Marcos has received the 2018 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 fifth straight year that CSUSM has been named a HEED Award recipient. 


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.