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Office of Inclusive Excellence

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To advance excellence at CSUMB through inclusion and sustainability. We promote diversity in all its identities and ideas. We elevate the needs of our natural environment to create a more just and equitable community, building empathy and care for all our relations. Our work is focused on promoting a campus where all students, faculty, and staff: Feel a sense of belonging at CSUMB; Are able to fully engage in campus life, academically and professionally; Integrate equity and sustainability into all areas of learning, teaching and work.


To collaboratively advance an inclusive and sustainable campus, fostering a culture where the unique diversity of every person is an inherent value, and the foundation of a healthy natural and built environment are requirements of a thriving and just world.


CSUMB Land Acknowledgment

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) resides on the indigenous homeland of the Esselen people (also known as Carmeleno, Monterey Band, and Rumsen). It is on the rich homeland of the Esselen, where CSUMB not only thrives as an institution of higher education, but also provides an education abundant with service and experience to a diverse community of learners. As our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members explore the university’s campus, remember to respect the land and take note of the natural beauty. Remember that ancestors rest below pathways and in other less traveled areas on campus. We Are Here - Let Ka Lai

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