The Office of Equity & Diversity
Equity & Diversity reviews and investigates allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct as it relates to protected status at CSULB. Protected statuses include: Age, Disability, Gender*, Gender Identity*, Gender Expression*, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Nationality, Race or Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, and Veteran or Military Status
Equity & Diversity also handles accommodations for employees, including student workers, at the University, provides trainings to campus constituents, and manages related Federal and State legal compliance requirements for students, employees, and University third parties.
*Issues related to sex/gender discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, stalking, dating/domestic violence should be directed to the Title IX office
Student complaints are governed by California State University Executive Order 1097 (PDF).
Resources available for students include:
Employee complaints are governed by California State University Executive Order 1096 (PDF).
Resources available for employees include:
To file a complaint with Equity & Diversity please contact our office. During our process a Complainant must provide the details of their complaint, including a detailed summary of the incident, the name of the Respondent (accused party) or Respondents, potential witnesses, and any relevant documents or evidence.
Complainants may choose to resolve their complaint through the Early Resolution process, in which Equity & Diversity will work with the Complainant to determine appropriate remedies to their concern.
Alternately, a Complainant may choose to file a formal complaint which would initiate an investigation. For an overview of the complaint process, please review the Complaint Proceedure Flowchart (PDF).