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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

ASI supports social justice initiatives and education for the CSUF student body, campus, and surrounding communities.

About ASI Anti-Racism and DEI Initiatives

ASI stands with those who are marginalized to promote a society in which all voices are heard and to nurture a respectful environment in which all persons can grow, succeed, and thrive.


ASI believes that when diversity, equity, and inclusion are put into practice, the entire organization benefits by allowing all individuals to live, work, and learn as their most authentic selves. This commitment also includes providing fair and inclusive access to all of our ASI facilities, services, and programs.


Opportunities for education and engagement provide space for continuous transformation and growth as an organization.


Racism is an ongoing pervasive problem in American society. Within institutions such as higher education, historically racist practices have systematically ensured that racial minorities cannot always access the same opportunities and privileges as white people to succeed.


ASI recognizes that as a community of both educators and learners, we are in a unique position to address racism in its many forms. ASI has the opportunity and obligation to further dispense of racism through education and training, and by supporting civic engagement amongst our students, staff and campus partners.


ASI commits to identifying and naming racism when we see it, continuing to educate ourselves and our partners on the importance of being actively anti-racist, and working to dismantle racist systems, policies, and procedures.

One Book One CSUF

The One Book, One CSUF program is in its third year at Cal State Fullerton. The Titans Together: Striving for Justice, Equity, and Inclusion initiative introduced this program to campus in 2020 in order to foster discussion, challenge perceptions, and promote a sense of unity on campus, utilizing stories that celebrate or highlight themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


ASI encourages its staff and students to add their voices to the conversation by participating in the various programming and educational opportunities developed by Titans Together, the ASI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team, and ASI Student Programs and Engagement.


This year, Cal State Fullerton chose One of the Good Ones by authors Maika and Maritza Moulite. One of the Good Ones is a young adult novel that tells the story of a young activist and her family in the aftermath of her death. The book covers several topics including police brutality, racism, sexism, homophobia, grief, social activism, and more. This book challenges readers to see the many topics presented throughout the book in a new light. Several of these themes will be discussed throughout the DEI programming in the 2022-2023 school year.

Training and Engagement Calendar

DEI Calendar
Event NameDateTimeLocationLinkadditional info
Colors of Culture and Expressions Art Opening Exhibit03/16/20235pm-7pmTSU Atrium and Pavillion C
Beyond the Conversation03/17/2023NoonTSU Pavillion
Mental Health Ally Program03/22/20231-3:30pmIn PersonClick the Event Link Here
DEI Quarterly Tailgate - Health and Mental Wellness03/23/20239am-10amTSU Bradford AB
Mental Health Ally Program03/24/20239:30am-noonZoomClick the Event Link Here
Equity Student Training03/21/202310-11AMBradford AB
Expressions Series Paint Event: Earth Month04/06/202310am-2pmThe Pub
One Book April Book Club04/07/20239:30-10:30amBradford AB
Mental Health Ally ProgramApril 11th9:30-noonZoomClick the Event Link Here
Titan Table Talks: Empowering APIDA communitiesApril 11th11:30am-1pmZoom
Beyond the Conversation04/13/20236pmTSU Pavillion
Mental Health Ally Program04/20/20231-3:30pmIn PersonClick the Event Link Here
Inclusion Student Training04/20/20236-7PMGabrielino
Expressions Series Paint Event: Celebrate Graduation05/02/202310am-2pmThe Pub
One Book May Book Club05/05/20239:30-10:30amBradford AB
Belonging Student Training05/10/202310-11AMGabrielino
"Americans" exhibit video via the SmithsonianOnlineClick the Event Link Here
Allyship 101ETCClick the Event Link Here
Allyship 101CanvasClick the Event Link Here
Titans Together: Introduction to Racial Equity Module (IREM)ETCClick the Event Link Here
Titans Together: Introduction to Racial Equity Module (IREM)CanvasClick the Event Link Here
Conducting Equitable and Inclusive Searches (CEIS)ETCClick the Event Link Here
Conducting Equitable and Inclusive Searches (CEIS)CanvasClick the Event Link Here

Combatting Discrimination

DEI Observances Calendar

DEI Observances Calendar

DEI Observances Calendar
National Freedom DayFebruary 1National Freedom Day commemorates Abraham Lincoln signing the proclamation in 1865 that became the 13th amendment to the constitution, abolishing slavery.
Rosa Parks Day February 4Rosa Parks Day is not a federally recognized holiday. It is celebrated on February 4th in California, New York, and Missouri in memory of her birthday, and it is celebrated on December 1st in Alabama, Oregon, and Ohio in memory of the day she was arrested. Rosa Parks Day is a time to emphasize equal rights, equal opportunities, civil rights, fairness, and America’s history of racial segregation and discrimination. These are all important tenants to the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Safer Internet DayFebruary 8Safer internet day was created in 2012 by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the European Council to promote a safer internet, especially for youth. It addresses cyberbullying, and better ways to connect and communicate in a digital world.
Valentine's DayFebruary 14Valentine's Day originated as a Christian feast day for St. Valentine and transformed into a holiday for romantic love in the late 1700s, early 1800s. Now it is a time for wearing red, buying chocolates, and Hallmark cards.
Nirvana Day (Buddhist)February 15Nirvana Day is a celebration in the Buddhist tradition commemorating the day that Buddha died and his entry into the final stage of Nirvana. In the Buddhist tradition, Nirvana Day is celebrated with meditation and a solemn attitude.
International Childhood Cancer DayFebruary 15International Childhood Cancer Day recognizes children across the world who are diagnosed with cancer and the unique struggles that they and their families face. More than 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and their survival rates depends largely on if they live in a high-income or low-income country. This tragic reality means that there are large disparities in treatment and number of children dying from cancer. Awareness of this issue across the world can aid in finding better treatment, care, and consideration for children facing cancer and their families.
World Day of Social Justice February 20World Day of Social Justice was created by the United Nations in 2007. The United Nations recognizes that peace and security throughout the world cannot be achieved and maintained without social justice and respect for human rights.

Important Definitions

Diversity – differences of individuals within a group that can encompass gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, nationality, (dis)ability, language, religion, age, or political affiliation


Equity – the process of making sure each person has a fair chance by recognizing each person might have a different starting point


Inclusion – the practice of making sure everyone feels welcome regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, language, nationality, or (dis)ability


Anti-Racism – actively working to combat racism through first recognizing that systemic racism does happen and is part of everyday life, and then through this understanding, working to actively counter that by promoting racial justice and equality within the workplace


Bias – a natural psychological process that results in unwarranted opinions or hostile feelings about a social group that is perceived as different from one’s own. Although this is a natural psychological process that comes as a result of socialization in a biased world, recognizing it and countering it are pivotal to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work


Social Justice – the practice of advocating for equal opportunities and the fair distribution of resources for all people within a society, especially those who have been historically marginalized, and those that continue to be systemically marginalized today


Prejudice – like Bias, this is also a natural psychological process that results in negative attitudes, feelings, or options of other social group that are not based in fact


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To further assist you in your diversity, equity, and inclusion journey at CSUF and in the community, we have compiled a list of resources. Below you will find links to our resource centers on campus, land recognitions, national hotlines, and various centers throughout Orange County that provide services to the community.


Resource Centers on campus


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National Hotlines

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-SAFE
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – (800) 656-4673
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish – (800) 942-6908
  • Trevor Project Hotline (Suicide) – (866) 4U-TREVOR
  • Suicide Hotline – (800) 784-2433
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline (888) 373-7888 or text 233733


Local Resource Centers