A&F Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
More than ever before, the Division of Administration and Finance must affirm its commitment to cultivating an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus environment. Now is the time for us to come together as a division and take meaningful action against injustices within our communities and campus. As we embark on a journey to overcome great challenges, we are also presented with an opportunity for self-reflection on how our individual efforts can bring about a true culture change.
The first step in our journey was the creation of the Administration & Finance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan (A&F DEI plan), which provides a framework with a focus on educating ourselves, engaging in discussion, building relationships, and continually assessing our efforts to ensure progress is made. Given the variety of functions and the diverse workforce within our division, the plan allows each unit the flexibility to implement strategies and initiatives, some of which staff members will be asked to lead.
This is a huge endeavor that will take time and continue to evolve. Success will require the support and effort from all members of the Admin & Finance family. The A&F Senior Leadership team looks forward to engaging with all members of the division to openly recognize and address our areas for growth and overcome any challenges or resistance. We are committed to fulfilling the vision and goal of our DEI plan by creating an inclusive organization, designed to celebrate the unique value of each team member.
A&F Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Plan
The A&F DEI Working Group is in the final stage of drafting a revised DEI plan for the division with strategic actions identified for each administrative area. Information coming soon!
Division and Department Efforts
The A&F division is continuously working on DEI activities at both the division and unit levels. Listed below are a few of those DEI efforts.
2020 A&F DEI Efforts: Members of the A&F DEI Working Group finalized a 2020 A&F DEI Efforts summary document, which provides a high-level overview of the division's collective efforts and progress made in 2020.
One Book, One CSUF Program:
- 2022-23 - One of the Good Ones: 143 A&F employees are reading One of the Good Ones, by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite! Department reading groups are currently in the planning stages with activities planned for the spring 2023 semester.
- 2021-22 - They Called Us Enemy: 183 A&F employees are reading the They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei book! A total of 13 department reading groups were formed throughout the division.
- 2020-21 - The Book of Unknown Americans: More than 140 managers, staff, and student assistants participated in the One Book, One CSUF Program by reading The Book of Unknown Americans. Department reading group discussions and activities are continuing in spring 2021.
Inclusion Champion Certificate Program (ICCP): As of May 10, 2023, 44 A&F employees (8 Managers, 35 Staff, and 1 Student Assistant) are currently participating in the Inclusion Champion Certificate Program (ICCP). Since the launch of ICCP in 2020, 76 A&F employees (31 Managers, 43 Staff, and 2 Student Assistant) have completed the program and received their Inclusion Champion certificate! Here is a list of A&F's Champions of Inclusion .
Conducting Equitable and Inclusive Searches (CEIS)
As of August 2022, 193 A&F employees completed the Conducting Equitable and Inclusive Searches (CEIS) training to learn strategies and techniques to create a more equitable and inclusive search process.
Diversity Education for Leadership: In March 2021, more than 50 A&F managers participated in a DEI engagement session with Project Rebound . Managers were provided an overview of Project Rebound and the population the program serves, and discussed how the division can further support their scholars.
A&F Employee Demographics
Faculty and Staff Associations
Asian American and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association
Black Faculty and Staff Association
Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association
Pride Alliance - The LGBTQ Faculty & Staff Association
Veterans Staff and Faculty Association
Diversity Initiatives & Resource Centers