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CSULB College of the Arts Vision and Diversity


The College of the Arts strives to embrace and engage a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and community participants in the production and discourse of the arts – empowering the artists, scholars, educators, audiences, and advocates who will shape the culture of the twenty-first century.


The CSULB community of students, faculty, and staff is highly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, belief, affiliation, and identity. In the College of the Arts, we embrace additional diversities of talents and skills, prior training and exposure, approaches to teaching and learning, professional aspirations, scholarly inquiry, and creative endeavor.

The COTA community draws upon this great diversity as a source of strength, wealth, depth and breadth. We recognize that respect, openness, and inclusiveness are essential to creating a productive and constructive place for our students, faculty, and staff to teach, learn, study, create, and expand their fields.

COTACommunity, Opportunity, Talent, Achievement