Our mission is to advance excellence at CSUMB through inclusion and equity. We promote diversity in all its identities and ideas as an asset that enhances student learning and employee effectiveness. Our work is focused on promoting a campus environment where all students, faculty, and staff:
- Feel a sense of belonging at CSUMB
- Are able to fully engage in campus life
- Are able to achieve their academic or professional goals
Inclusive Excellence Statement to our Otter Community
The disturbing video of the death of George Floyd and the resulting demonstrations across this country is sadly another stark reminder of our continuing national failure to address issues of racial injustice. Racism remains a dominant force in the United States. The jarring images of George Floyd’s last moments coupled with the senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, are a reminder of racism’s continuing grip on this country. The horrifying video images from Minneapolis have been seared into our collective memory and remind us that we have work to do to end this scourge of systemic racism. Continue Reading
CSUMB Land Acknowledgment
California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) resides on the indigenous homeland of the Esselen people (also known as Carmeleno, Monterey Band, and Rumsen). It is on the rich homeland of the Esselen, where CSUMB not only thrives as an institution of higher education, but also provides an education abundant with service and experience to a diverse community of learners. As our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members explore the university’s campus, remember to respect the land and take note of the natural beauty. Remember that ancestors rest below pathways and in other less traveled areas on campus. We Are Here - Let Ka Lai
President Ochoa's message regarding George Floyd
Deepening our commitment to our values of respect, inclusion, and empathy.
I write to you today, dismayed and heartbroken, struggling to put into words a message that will be an adequate response to the series of events that have recently occurred in our country. The callous disregard for George Floyd’s life by Minneapolis police is only the most recent one.