Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro
Diversity and Equity Programs & University Title IX Coordinator
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

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Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Diversity and Equity Programs guides, directs, and assists the administration and the faculty to ensure fair and equal treatment of all individuals in the various institutional processes which affect education and employment by enforcing all federal/state laws and regulations as well as university policies and procedures related to civil rights, affirmative action, and non-discrimination. The office handles civil rights complaints, coordinates faculty recruitment, employee disability management, conflict resolution, and the annual Affirmative Action Plan.

In addition, in the past CSUF established on-going committees such as the President’s Community Minority Affairs Advisory Committee, Affirmative Action Committee, Human Relations Task Force, President’s Taskforce on Hispanic Under-representation, and President’s Taskforce on Untenured Faculty addressing specific issues pertaining to improving intergroup relations, establishing a more diversity student body and campus workforce, under-representation of Latinos in the education pipeline and unmet needs of probationary faculty. Through the efforts of these committees, concerted efforts and initiatives originating in the campus Colleges and administrative Divisions, faculty, administrators, staff and our community partners - CSUF is now recognized nationally for its diversity within the student body. We have ranked in the Top 10 Producers of Minority Students with BA’s for over 10 years and designated as both a Hispanic serving Institution (HSI) and Asian Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AAPI) and the most diverse campus within the CSU System.
Not only have our enrollments increased but more importantly CSUF has integrated the special programs and effective strategies that earlier served to diversify our campus into our mainstream operating units serving the entire University (University Outreach and University Learning Center) and optimized this diversity through unique program funding opportunities available only to campus’ designated as HSI’s, AAPI’s and MSI’s (multi-year multi-million dollar federal grants from Department of Education Title V Programs and TRIO programs as well as NSF).
At CSUF there are numerous offices and working groups which are associated with diversity, inclusion and/or the successful recruitment/retention and graduation of under-served populations:
Diversity & Equity Programs http://diversity.fullerton.edu/
Disabled Student Services http://www.fullerton.edu/DSS/
Educational Partnerships http://www.fullerton.edu/sa/partnership/index.htm
Graduate Studies: EPOCHS http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate/epochs/index.html
Leadership & Multicultural Development Programs http://www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents/lmdp/lmdp.htm
Multicultural Leadership Center http://www.fullerton.edu/deanofstudents/mlc/index.htm
Student Academic Services http://www.fullerton.edu/academicservices/
Student Affairs Assessment http://www.fullerton.edu/sa/assessment/assessmentactivities.aspx
WoMen’s Center and Adult Re-entry Program http://www.fullerton.edu/womencenter/
Veterans Services http://www.fullerton.edu/veterans/

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Diversity and Equity Programs & University Title IX Coordinator

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Director receives, evaluates and investigates discrimination and harassment complaints filed by students, faculty, staff, vendors, applicants for admission and employment. The Director oversees the faculty recruitment and provides counsel to departments regarding the recruitment of a diverse faculty by consulting with Dean, Department Chairs and faculty, providing training for departmental search committees on legal issues pertaining to employment, recruitment strategies, posting of faculty positions and campus procedures. The Director serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator with the assistance of two Deputy Coordinators in Athletics and Sexual Assault/Survivor Services & Sexual Violence Prevention. The Director is also the University’s primary ADA Compliance Officer and serves as a liaison to governmental enforcement agencies and minority community groups and organizations. The director supervises the preparation and analyses of the University’s annual Affirmative Action Plan.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:
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