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Special Population Support Training

Spring session registration is open!

The Division of Student Affairs at CSUSM is committed to serving and promoting educational equity among all students. As faculty and staff working in higher-education, it is important for us to have access to the resources we need to acknowledge and support students from special populations. These sessions increase awareness of student needs, current external influences, effective communication methods, and available resources for support.

Upcoming Sessions

Please sign up to attend a spring session! Detailed descriptions can be found below.


March 3, 2020 | 2–5 pm | USU 2310 A

February 21, 2020 | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | SBSB 3219 - SESSION FULL
March 20, 2020 | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | SBSB 3219
June 26, 2020 | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | Kellogg 3010
Vet Net Ally

April 17, 2020 | 8:30 am–12:30 pm | USU 2310 A/B

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Additional session topics in progress.

SafeZone Training

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The SafeZone Community at California State University San Marcos creates a visible support network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning individuals at the University and within North San Diego County. SafeZone’s educational opportunities are designed to value and reflect the diversity within LGBTQ communities, fostering an environment that is affirming, inclusive, and safe.  By nurturing open communication and increasing awareness and knowledge, SafeZone trainings empower community members to serve as allies, resources, and advocates for LGBTQ individuals.  




Undocumented Student Support Services Training

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To provide accurate and effective support to our undocumented students and students from mixed-status families it is important that CSUSM student service providers have an understanding of the challenges undocumented students and their families may face, and a familiarity with the resources available to address those challenges. The CSUSM Undocumented Student Support Services training addresses this need by offering a workshop tailored specifically for our students, our campus, and our region.
As a result of participating in this training, attendees will be able to adequately assess the needs of undocumented students, or students from mixed-status families, to allow them to identify appropriate campus and/or community resources to address those needs in a culturally sensitive manner.


Vet Net Ally

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The Vet Net Ally program is a faculty, staff and student awareness program designed to:

  • Educate members of the university community about the needs and concerns of military service members and veterans;
  • Foster a campus atmosphere that supports the academic freedom and professional, personal and social success of service members and veterans;
  • Establish a network of visible Allies to provide support, information, and assistance for service members and veterans.

The half-day training, held each semester, focuses on the needs and concerns of military service members and student veterans studying at CSUSM. At the end of the seminar, participants are given a decal to display in their workspace to show that they are Allies of CSUSM’s military-connected students.



 For more information on any of these sessions, please email