California State University, Long Beach affirms that students, employees, volunteers, members of the public, and recipients of services, and/or benefits provided by CSULB have the right to a University free from discrimination and harassment, including hostile environment, on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, pregnancy, veteran status (Vietnam-Era, special disabled and other protected—http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vgmedal2.htm.) These protected categories are identified in the state statute, the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and, to a large extent, in a number of federal statutes.
Retaliation for exercising one's right to protection from discrimination and/or harassment or for participating in the investigation of a complaint is prohibited by law, and will not be tolerated.
The policy applies to all CSULB programs and activities, including, but not limited to, Educational, cultural, recreational, and social and/or athletics programs and activities provided, sponsored, administered, or assisted by CSULB; CSULB academic programs and/or activities; CSULB-sponsored off-campus programs; housing supplied or regulated by CSULB; the administration of educational policies, admission policies, and employment policies and actions, including but limited to, recruitment, hiring, education, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeships; choice of contractors and suppliers of goods and services; provision of services and benefits to CSULB students, employment, volunteers, or the public; receipt of CSULB services and benefits provided by CSULB contractors or vendors.
Federally-required affirmative action plans are available for inspection in the University Library, Reserve Book Room during normal business hours.