EEO & Diversity
Diversity is an integral part of the fabric of California's past, present and future, and therefore an essential element of academic excellence at Fresno State. We are committed to promoting the success of all, and working to address and reduce barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, religion, linguistic diversity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, geographical region, and more. For example, Fresno State is proud of the majority number of students who are the first in their families to attend college and who continue to make significant contributions in their professions and in their communities.
With this commitment, our faculty, staff and administrators are engaged in initiatives and projects that represent the community of differences that defines our 21st Century world. As the New California’s premier engaged University, we focus on broadening students’ intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of the world of arts and cultures. In sum, we celebrate the rich diversity of our students, faculty and staff and welcome the participation of all.
As President, I am fully committed to the principles of maintaining a learning and working environment that is characterized by integrity, civility, respect for others, and ethical behavior on the part of its faculty, staff, administrators and students. The University must be safe and inclusive, and we do not tolerate any form of harassment, discrimination, or intimidation, as prohibited by University policy and state and federal civil rights laws. Our efforts require an abiding commitment from all members of the University community. It is everyone’s responsibility to uphold these principles as a core objective while working and learning at California State University, Fresno.
Dr. John D. Welty,
President, California State University, Fresno
EEO & Diversity
Every individual is important and contributes to the quality and success of our institution. Diversity provides an array of cultures, viewpoints and ideas which contributes to the strength of our university. Diversity enriches and empowers our environment. Diversity creates a culture of mutual understanding and respect and collectively increases the strength of our university. Accordingly, the university welcomes and embraces a diverse community of students, faculty and staff encompassing an array of human qualities and varying personal and professional experiences. The Human Resources Department promotes Equal Employment Opportunity through its policies, programs, and practices.
The Human Resources Department works with clients to attract, develop, and retain a qualified and diverse work force in an environment where discrimination and harassment is not tolerated. The Department takes all claims of discrimination and harassment seriously and attempts to remedy such claims in accordance with university policy and federal and state law.
The Department develops, maintains and distributes an Affirmative Action Plan that identifies areas in need of diversity outreach and that includes methods to achieve desired goals.