EEO & Diversity

President’s Statement

It is the policy of CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO and my personal commitment that equal employment opportunity be provided in the employment and advancement of women, minorities, disabled veterans, other veterans, and persons with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO does not and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because he or she is a disabled veteran, other veterans, or because of a physical or mental disability in regard to any position for which the applicant or employee is qualified. In addition, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO is committed to a policy of taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, disabled veterans, other veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Such affirmative action shall apply to all university personnel actions including, but not limited to recruitment, appointment, evaluation, retention, promotion, demotion, classification, training, leaves with and without pay, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoff and return from layoff (unless otherwise determined by collective bargaining agreements), university-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs, complaint procedures and disciplinary action. Decisions related to personnel policies and practices shall be made on the basis of an individual's capacity to perform a particular job and the feasibility of any necessary job accommodation. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to any physical and mental limitations of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and to disabled veterans. It is my expectation that all members of the campus community will demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for each other, thereby fostering the continued growth and maintenance of a place to work and study that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. I also expect managers to provide leadership and direction in implementing the University’s Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Policy and Procedures.

Auxiliary organizations, which are required to comply with the policies of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, are obliged to adopt similar employment procedures consistent with this policy and with system wide operational guidelines established by the Chancellor of the California State University. Our obligations in this area stem from not only adherence to various state and federal regulations, but also from our commitment as an employer in this community to provide job opportunities to disabled veterans, other veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Dr. Joseph I. Castro,
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.