Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.01
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date May 9, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 2.00 Raul Pacheco
Staff Equity and Inclusion Advisor
Human Resources
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:
The President's Equity and Change Commission integrates diversity, equity, and educational inclusion into the fabric of the campus' institutional operations. Additionally, the Office of Equity and Compliance provides training to campus constituents and manages related Federal and State legal compliance requirements. Lastly, the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Center allows the campus to centralize strategies, programs, services, and resources through a lens of racial healing and racial justice.

Staff Equity and Inclusion Advisor
This position acts in an advisory capacity to promote equitable hiring and retention practices. This is accomplished through providing guidance to the division community, creating equity-related training and materials, assisting in establishing clear metrics and collaborating with the Division of Administration and Finance leadership regarding equity issues and recruitments.

Estimated proportion of students that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Some

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
Students Talk About Race (STAR) is a signature project of the Multicultural Center (MCC) at California State University, Long Beach. STAR is a one-day workshop designed to empower students with the ability to facilitate difficult conversations about racial issues. The topics covered range from workplace diversity to political and civil unrest. Since its inception in November 1992 with just 15 CSULB students, STAR has trained, at times, over 400 students per semester drawn from CSULB as well as other Los Angeles area campuses (including UCLA, USC, Pepperdine, and Loyola). STAR has recruited over 2,500 college volunteers, training them to become facilitators in cross-cultural communication and placing them into 76 middle school and high schools (serving some 18,000 students) and continues to serve in this capacity. The eight-week STAR experience has proven itself to be a compassionate and candid forum, addressing difficult issues of diversity with vulnerability and humor.

In addition to the STAR program, which is geared toward students, university departments may request cultural competency training from the MCC and/or the Office of Equity and Compliance at any time. The MCC offers training related to a range of topics including social identity, implicit bias, and recognizing privilege and microaggressions, to name a few. The Office of Equity and Compliance coordinates with appropriate University offices to develop a training program appropriate for the audience. The majority of training requested has focused on effectively addressing and preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation complaints from students, faculty, and staff. The Office of Equity and Compliance reviews case scenarios, definitions, and court cases regarding protected class (i.e., race, disability, age, etc.), and best practices for responding sensitively to protected class issues or consents.

Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.csulb.edu/equity-compliance/trainings
https://www.csulb.edu/office-of-the-provost/diversity-and-inclusive-excellence
https://www.csulb.edu/student-affairs/student-affairs-equity-inclusion

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