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California State University, Long Beach

Identity Information

The CSU collects voluntary demographic information regarding the sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression of students. (California Educational Code section 66027).

  • Providing this information is optional.
  • Your responses are kept private and secure. Limited campus staff will have access to this information.
  • The data will not be used for discriminatory purposes.
  • This information is used to provide services to all of our student population.
  • This information is used for summary demographic reporting where no individual applicant’s identity will be revealed. In compliance with the CA Education Code, this summary information will be made available on CSU and campus websites and to the California Legislature.
  1. Step 1 In the Personal Information section, select “Identity” from the other personal drop down menu.

  2. Screen shot of Personal Information section of MyCSULB with User Preferences link selected

  3. Step 2 Click the >> button to navigate to the Identity tab.

  4. Screen shot of arrow button to click to navigate to Identity tab

  5. Step 3 Make your selections or update your previous selections by selecting one response from the drop down menu for each question.

  6. Screen shot of Identity tab

  7. Step 3A Question 1 reads, “Do you consider yourself to be:” Select an option from the drop down menu. If “Another Orientation” is selected from the drop down menu, the box beneath the drop down menu will allow you to input your response.

  8. Screen shot of Identity tab

  9. Step 3B Question 2 reads, “How do you describe yourself?” Select a response from the drop down menu. If “Another Identity” is selected from the drop down menu, the box beneath the drop down menu will allow you to input your response.

  10. Screen shot of question two on Identity tab

  11. Step 3C Question 3 reads, “How do you describe the way you express your gender identity in terms of behavior, appearance, speech, and movement?” Select a response from the drop down menu. If “Not Listed” is selected from the drop down menu, the box beneath the drop down menu will allow you to input your response.

  12. Screen shot of question three on Identity tab

  13. Step 4 Once your selections have been made, click the Save button.

  14. Screen shot highliting the Save  button on Identity tab to save responses