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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

DEI Calendar
Event NameDateTimeLocationLinkadditional info
Gender & Pronoun UseAugust 11th10:30-11:30ZoomClick the Event Link Here
"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

EventDateDescription
Purple Heart DayAugust 7thThis day celebrates and remembers the men and women who have been injured or killed in the military.
International Day of World's Indigenous PeopleAugust 9thIndigenous people make up 6.2% of the world's population. The UN created International Day of the World's Indigenous People to celebrate the cultures of Indigenous peoples around the world.
Feast of the Assumption (Roman Catholic)August 15thThis holiday celebrated in the Catholic tradition, marks the entry of Mary (mother of Jesus), body and soul, into Heaven.
Birth of Lord Krishna (Hindu)August 18thAlso called Janmashtami, this day celebrates the birth of one of the most popular deities in the Hindu faith, celebrated with a large festival
World Humanitarian DayAugust 19thWorld Humanitarian Day commemorates the day that the Canal Hotel in Iraq was bombed, which resulted in 22 deaths including the chief humanitarian of the UN.
Women's Equality DayAugust 26thThis day commemorates the day when American women gained the right to vote in 1920.
Ganesh ChaturthiAugust 31thThis festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha, the Hindu God of new beginnings and a fresh start. Ganesh is also the god of wisdom and intelligence.

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

Anti-Racism

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Resources

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

 

This is Tongva Land

 

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