Affirmative Action

The CSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity and inclusion in its recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotion policies and practices. It is CSU policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their age, disability, gender, genetic information, gender identity or expression, nationality, marital status, race or ethnicity (including color, caste or ancestry), religion, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status. The CSU promptly investigates claims of discrimination, retaliation or improper activity in its recruitment, hiring or promotional policies and practices.

Affirmative Action Program

Each of the 23 CSU campuses and the Chancellor’s Office are required to establish and maintain an affirmative action program that is updated annually and communicated to campus administrators and other members of the campus community.

Related Links: 
Systemwide Guidelines for Affirmative Action Programs in Employment

Complaints Regarding Discrimination in Hiring

Claims of discrimination or retaliation in recruitment, hiring or promotional policies or practices which are based on the complainant’s protected status may be made by filing a discrimination complaint.

Related Links: 
CSU Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Retaliation (Nondiscrimination Policy)
*To access the complaint form, please open Attachment F of the Nondiscrimination Policy linked above.

In addition, applicants or employees may also file complaints of discrimination based on a protected status in hiring and promotion with these external agencies:

California Civil Rights Department (CRD)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


For more information, please visit the campus and Chancellor's Office's websites.