• Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) hosts various internal and external committees to ensure the University Student Union’s continued commitment to supporting students’ educational goals through inclusive and anti-racist programs, services and activities. Through collaboration with students, faculty and staff from various campus entities, DEI is dedicated to providing spaces where all Matadors can come together to learn and engage in conversations regarding race, anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusivity.


Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant (DEIG) Highlights

  • Essential Talks: A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West
    Hear from Political Activist and Philosopher Dr. Cornel West during this collaboration with the USU and University Counseling Services (UCS) in this installment of the Multicultural Speaker Series, part of the Essential Talks program. 
  • Essential Talks: Black Chat
    Connect with Students from Other Colleges and Celebrate Black Culture at Essential Talks: Black Chat with the USU, UCS, the Rose Black Resource Center of CSU Dominguez Hills and the Pan African Resource Center at Cal State L.A. 


  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
    The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee consists of USU Board of Directors members, student employees and staff and is responsible for internal USU DEI initiatives. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the committee is working to review and revise the USU’s mission statement to ensure that it aligns with the organization’s values and current culture.
  • RISE (Race, Intersectionality, Social and Environmental Justice) Committee
    The RISE (Race, Intersectionality, Social and Environmental Justice) Committee consists of students, staff and faculty and currently serves as an advisory committee to Diversity and Inclusion programs.

HEAL Project

The HEAL Project connects CSUN at-promise students with resources they need to thrive in college and promote student success.  


WISDOM is a dynamic program for Black female students at CSUN. It is geared toward helping them achieve academic success and enhance their social capital by developing positive mentoring relationships with CSUN professional faculty, staff and administrators.

Anti-Racism Resource List 

Visit our Anti-Racism Resource List to find helpful allyship articles, training workshops, law enforcement alternatives, history and social justice books, anti-racism videos and other resources.