Welcome to the President's Commission on Human Relations and Equity
The President's Commission on Human Relations and Equity supports acceptance and fairness at all levels of the University. Fresno State is an institution where exploring the diversity of thought and discouraging marginalization is valued as a means of enriching knowledge and critical-thinking. The Commission developed a comprehensive plan to make sure this commitment is understood across our campus.
University's Definition of Diversity
Individual differences (e.g., personality, language, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation/sexual identity, country of origin, and ability status as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) that can be engaged in the service of learning.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRESIDENT'S CULTURAL COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FALL 2019 SEMINARS
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Go to bit.ly/certprogram2019 to register through Fresno State Organizational Excellence.
Gender Inclusive Restrooms
Fresno State strives to create and sustain a campus environment that supports and values all members of our community.
Under California state law, students, staff, faculty, and campus guests may use the restroom facilities that correspond to their gender identity. If students, staff, faculty, and/or campus guests have any concerns about this law, you may contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRESNO STATE WINS NATIONAL HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY
Fresno State received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, one of the oldest and largest diversity-focused publications in higher education.
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Fresno State will be featured, along with 95 other recipients, in the November issue of the magazine.
This is the fifth time Fresno State has received this honor. Fresno State is one of six California State University campuses to be recognized: others are East Bay, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Northridge and San Marcos.
The President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity at Fresno State, established by former President John D. Welty, launched A Strategic Plan for Inclusion, Respect and Equity (ASPIRE) in 2013. Since then, the commission has hosted annual events and initiatives, including the upcoming Forum for Inclusion, Respect and Equity on Oct. 3 and 4.
Through the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the University also offers programming each spring during Diversity Awareness Week in April, celebrating cultural diversity on campus and in the community.