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California State University-Los Angeles


Cal State LA transforms lives and fosters thriving communities across greater Los Angeles. We cultivate and amplify our students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service that support their overall success, well-being, and the greater good.


Cal State LA will be internationally recognized as the premier comprehensive public university in greater Los Angeles. We are dedicated to delivering cutting-edge academic programs that prepare students to be innovative leaders in both their professional and civic lives and to serving the public good through initiatives that engage local, regional, and global communities in mutually beneficial partnerships.


  • Students First – We put our students' academic success, career-readiness, and well-being at the center of everything we do.
  • Pushing Boundaries – We set ambitious goals to challenge and inspire us, benefitting our role as L.A.'s premier comprehensive public university.
  • Engagement, Service, and the Public Good – We foster meaningful, collaborative relationships that contribute to the public good among the University community, alumni, and local, regional, and global communities.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – We cultivate diversity, expect cultural competence, and actively seek perspectives and engagement from all constituents in our community, to develop just and equitable expectations.
  • Student Engagement – We encourage our students to take ownership of their own campus experiences by seeking opportunities that promote inclusion, a sense of belonging, and leadership.
  • Engaged Teaching and Learning – We cultivate and amplify our students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research and vibrant student life.
  • Academic Distinction – We foster and promote academic distinction through innovation, academic rigor and the pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • Community of Scholars – We foster a community of scholars among faculty and students engaged in research, scholarship, and creative accomplishments.
  • A Culture of Excellence – We encourage and expect all members of our University community to pursue academic, professional, and personal excellence.
  • Transparent Collaborative Decision-Making – We make data-informed, evidence-based decisions and are collaborative and transparent in our approach and communication.
  • Mutual Respect – We are committed to cultivating a supportive and accepting environment where each of us commits to fostering a culture of respect for all.
  • Academic Freedom – We promote academic freedom and professional ethics.

Diversity Profile: California State University-Los Angeles

We are committed to creating and maintaining a study and work environment for individuals that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and promoting equality of opportunity and respect for all by:

  • Removing barriers to employment and education;
  • Developing policies and procedures that promote equality, inclusion and respect;
  • Educating the campus community on subjects of unlawful harassment, discrimination, retaliation, Title IX and diversity;
  • Providing students, faculty and staff with information of their rights to file a complaint and providing an avenue to promptly address complaints of unlawful discrimination or harassment.
  • Collaborating with Student Affairs, Athletics, Academic Affairs and Public Safety to promote gender equity and Title IX compliance including on issues of secual misconduct, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
  • Broadening pathways for access and success to our diverse community; and
  • Promoting acceptance, understanding and advocacy for the issues and needs of the underrepresented members of the University.

Diversity at Cal State LA is more than a demographic study with positive results. The OEDI attempts to transcend coexistence and celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity within each unique individual in our campus.


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  • Linda Essig

    Dean, College of Arts and Letters

    Date Announced: August 23, 2018

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Academic programs, student success programs
Goal: $75,000,000
Raised to Date: $45,000,000
Type: Capital Campaigns

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