Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.18
Liaison Miguel Martin
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Bernardino
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

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Complete 1.67 / 3.00 Miguel Martin
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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:


Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex
The California State University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or gender expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus), including admissions. The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in-person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed below for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Coordinator

Cristina Alvarez
Director, Title IX
CSUSB San Manuel Student Union
Room #103
San Bernardino, CA 92404
Telephone: (909) 537-5669
Email: titleix@csusb.edu or cristina.alvarez@csusb.edu

Role: Receiving complaints against faculty, staff, administrators, students and Third Parties; overseeing investigations, monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance, including coordination of training, education and communication.

Questions may also be addressed to:

Office for Civil Rights
San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 486-5555
(TDD) 800.877.8339 | Facsimile: (415) 486-5570
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

Students: Outreach & Student Recruitment Native American Initiative
In collaboration with local tribes and other community stakeholders, CSUSB's NAEAI created a specialized outreach unit to serve our Native American students and community members. Through the generous financial support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, CSUSB has created specific scholarships, offices, and outreach support for the American Indian and Indigenous student populations interested in attending CSUSB or other CSU/UC systems. The recent grant awarded CSUSB, through San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in the amount of $960,000, allows CSUSB to provide valuable support and resources for students, which otherwise might not be possible. The grant also helped support the creation of the Native American Outreach Coordinators, who serve as individualized resources for students, while providing personalized higher education information, workshops, and engagement in culturally tailored approaches to promote and enhance Native American experiences on and off campus.

Academic Staff: Diversity and Equity in Promotion, Tenure, and Hiring (DEPTH)
The Diversity and Equity in Promotion, Tenure, and Hiring (DEPTH) Center was created to enact initiatives with the goal of increasing the number of women and underrepresented minority faculty at CSUSB, particularly in STEM departments. The DEPTH Center is supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant of nearly $1 million, which was awarded to CSUSB in the fall of 2018. The NSF ADVANCE program supports systemic approaches to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. Because systematic approaches require institutional-level change, the DEPTH Center seeks to broaden the STEM workforce by fostering changes in policy and procedures that affect faculty hiring, evaluation, and retention outcomes across academic departments.

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:

Students: Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (Mellon) is a 2-year program at CSUSB that provides financial support, research mentorship, and assistance with graduate school applications.

The program is the centerpiece of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s initiatives to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning. Established in 1988 by William G. Bowen, then the president of the Foundation, and Mellon program associate Henry Drewry, the MMUF program began with an initial cohort of eight member institutions. Since then, the program has grown to include 48 member schools and three consortia, including three South African universities and a consortium of historically black colleges and universities within the membership of the UNCF. As of 2017, over 5000 students have been selected as fellows, more than 700 of whom have earned the Ph.D. and over 100 of whom are now tenured faculty members. The great majority of those who have completed the Ph.D. hold or have held an appointment in the academy.

The fundamental objective of MMUF is to address, over time, the problem of underrepresentation in the academy at the level of college and university faculties. This goal can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups (URM) who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from traditional minority groups but have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter Ph.D. programs that prepare students for professorial careers; it is not intended to support students who intend to go on to medical school, law school or other professional schools.

Student Mentoring Program:
The Student Mentoring Program at CSUSB fosters the success of first and second year undergraduate students through peer-to-peer programs that encourage academic excellence, campus connectedness and engagement, the personal growth, and professional development of participating students.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
CSUSB ensures student learning and success, conducts research, scholarly and creative activities, and is actively engaged in the vitality of our region. We cultivate the professional, ethical, and intellectual development of our students, faculty and staff so they thrive and contribute to a globally connected society.

Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

The California State University’s (CSU) Pre-Doctoral Program has granted the Sally Casanova scholarship to over 2254 low-income and educationally disadvantaged students throughout the CSU, the majority of whom are first-generation college students. For the 2019-20 academic year, 74 new scholars will join this group representing 16 of the 23 CSU campuses.

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU--with particular support for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. Awardees of this scholarship represent juniors, seniors, and master’s level students who come from a variety of academic disciplines. Each of these scholars are mentored by a faculty member from their respective campus.

The scholarship provides the Sally Casanova Scholars with:
-An opportunity to travel with their mentor to various University of California (UC) and other doctoral-granting institutions for site visits;
-Attendance at national symposia, or professional meetings, exposing them to their field of interest; and
-Membership in professional organizations, subscriptions to academic journals, or
-Purchasing of supplies necessary to carry out their current research agenda.

In addition, these scholars are offered an opportunity to participate in a summer research experience at any doctoral-granting institution in the United States, with particular emphasis on the UCs. This eight-week program gives the scholars direct exposure to doctoral-granting faculty and research, preparing them for entry into doctoral programs.

For more information about the Sally Casanova Scholarship program, please visit: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/faculty-staff/predoc/SallyCasanovaScholars/Documents/2019-20-Pre-Doc-Booklet.pdf

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

Website URL where information about the institution’s support for underrepresented groups is available:

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