Welcome to the 2017-18 academic year! Classes have begun and the energy and excitement of new and returning students, faculty, and staff is felt throughout campus.
With this excitement, however, national events are weighing heavily on many members of our campus community. Violent protests espousing hate and racism, roll-backs of protections for the LGBTQ community, the rescission of the DACA program, and other affronts to social justice affect our CSUMB community. We are experiencing an unprecedented period in our country’s history, and it is a time for us to come together to listen, to learn and to heal.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence’s mission includes “promoting a campus environment where all students, faculty and staff feel a sense of belonging” and “are able to achieve their academic or professional goals.” The information in this newsletter reflects the work of many individuals and offices across campus aligned with this mission. Together we can further an equitable, healthy and productive campus for every member of our community.
Patti Hiramoto, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, Chief Diversity Officer
Congratulations to our staff & faculty who completed the 2016-17 Diversity Learning Series!
Top: Andrew Porteous, Allison Griffith, Mridula Mascarenhas, Derek Gutierrez, Carolynn Schaut. Bottom: Jen Crompton, Kerri Nakamoto, Christian Smith, Christopher Hawthorne, Jay singh, Keyiona Ritchey
Not Pictured: Berj Amir, Jacinto Salazar, Priscilla Vallejo, Rhonda Evans
FALL 2017 DIVERSITY LEARNING SERIES
The Office of Inclusive Excellence is pleased to offer the Diversity Learning Series, a collection of workshops on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. The workshops are open to all faculty and staff.The purpose of the series is to offer content knowledge and practical skills, based largely on the results of the Diversity Mapping Project and the Campus Climate Study. The series is aligned with one of President Ochoa’s goals—“Creating a more inclusive and respectful community.”
Certificate of Completion We are offering a Certificate of Completion to those who complete the core courses as well as 4 electives. The DLS will continue to be offered each semester.
Core Courses September 19, 2017 Diversity at CSUMB: How Diverse & Inclusive Are We? October 3, 2017 Inclusivity through Discrimination Prevention October 10, 2017 Power, Privilege and Oppression October 18, 2017 Race in America
Elective Courses Tuesday, October 31, 2017 & Wednesday, November 1, 2017
The CSUMB Emergency Fund for Undocumented Students supports unexpected educational expenses including DACA renewal that might otherwise prevent undocumented students from completing or postponing their studies. Your gift is meaningful and much appreciated.
Join us at CSUMB University Center on Saturday, November 4th to experience the rich Native American cultures and traditions through music, food, dance, historical exhibition, and free Native craft-making. Last year's gathering attracted approximately 1,000 visitors. Learn More