Student Equity

Student Equity

The California State University (CSU) is committed to creating an atmosphere in which all students have the right to participate fully in CSU programs and activities free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Executive Order No. 1097 states that no student shall, on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, be unlawfully excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of any CSU program or activity.

In addition, the California Equity in Higher Education Act, California Education Code Sections 66250 et seq., and the following federal laws prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of students:

Executive Order No. 1097 provides students (as defined in the policy) a complaint procedure to address unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation by the CSU, an employee, another student, or a third party.

Complaints made by students alleging violations of the Standards for Student Conduct against other students may be filed at each campus per Executive Order 1098, Student Conduct Procedures, and will be referred to the campus designated Student Conduct Administrator for the appropriate governance.

External Resources


United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
United States Department of Justice
White House Task Force
Other Resources

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