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Office of Equity & Diversity
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About The Office of Equity & Diversity

"Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population."
—Albert Einstein

Core Functions

  • Provide leadership and direction to achieve a positive, continuing, and vigorous campus nondiscrimination and equal opportunity program that goes well beyond the fulfillment of basic regulatory and procedural requirements to one with emphasis on providing positive attention to serving the needs of the campus.
  • Promote full consideration of all members of all protected classes in recruitment, selection, advancement, promotion, retention.
  • Define, publish, and disseminate CSULB nondiscrimination policies and procedures.
  • Sponsor or participate in educational / informational seminars and workshops for the campus community.
  • Interact with campus and community members, organizations, and groups that are interested in related issues.
  • Facilitate, monitor, evaluate, and ensure compliance of the University with federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to equal educational and employment opportunity.
  • Compile and provide statistical reports and other analytical data on applicant pools, hiring, promotion, retention, and termination, for internal evaluation and enforcement agencies.
  • Coordinate and present training programs on equity, diversity, and federally-mandated affirmative action policies.
  • Ensure architectural and program access for all members of the University community with disabilities.
  • Investigate complaints of alleged discrimination.
  • Encourage the use of alternate formats for all electronic and digital information to ensure equally effective access.
  • The Office of Equity & Diversity respects the confidentiality of information and protects and maintains its security.


Suite 120
Phone: (562) 985-8256
Fax: (562) 985-5982
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Larisa E. Hamada, MA, MDiv
Director, Equity and Diversity

JoAnn Harris
Administrative Support Coordinator