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Inclusive Excellence

Award winner with university leadership

“The principles of inclusive excellence have defined my career in my commitment to student social mobility, and they will continue to guide me and all of us as we write the next chapter of Cal State San Marcos.” – President Ellen Neufeldt

Inclusive Excellence is an ongoing, collaborative process combining CSUSM’s commitment to academic excellence with its dedication to embed diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life.

Learn more about the Office of Inclusive Excellence at CSUSM.

President Neufeldt invites members of the CSUSM campus community to lend their ideas and voices to Inclusive Excellence efforts at CSUSM. See the form below.


Based on preliminary findings of her Listening and Learning Tour, President Ellen Neufeldt requested that Dr. Marisol Clark-Ibáñez and Dr. Patricia Prado-Olmos lead three Inquiry Workgroups that focus on timely and urgent topics for study and recommendations.

  • Workgroup 1: Staffing and Resources for the Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Workgroup 2: Review and update the Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan
  • Workgroup 3: Follow up on Academic Senate 751-18 “Resolution on University Police Department’s Use of Force & CSUSM’s Critical Incident Response”

 Every member of the CSUSM community is invited to participate in this initiative and these workgroups. As many voices across our campus as possible are sought to be included. You are invited to read the Inquiry Workgroup Plan  and please use the form below to indicate your interest in participating and adding your voice.


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