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The Division of Equity and Engagement will institutionalize the Inclusive Excellence theoretical lens as the foundation to motivate and galvanize the campus community toward a shared vision of an institution that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination, intolerance, and harassment, where all can thrive.

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First-Year Accomplishments

In January 2023, Fresno State's inaugural University Diversity Officer (UDO), Dr. Rashanda Booker, joined the university as a cabinet member and expert in the field. Shortly after, Fresno State officially launched the Division of Equity and Engagement (DEE) under her visionary leadership.

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For picture and article link please visit The Fresno State Collegian Article "Inaugural university diversity officer takes the helm"

UDO, Dr. Rashanda Booker

On January 3, 2023, I began my tenure as the inaugural University Diversity Officer (UDO). It is a privilege and honor to serve this prestigious university as we move towards creating a more inclusive and equitable environment while continuing to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse institutional and regional community.

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HEED Award

For 10 consecutive years Fresno State has been awarded INSIGHT into Diversity Higher Education in Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award is recognition for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across campus.

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Black Student Success Workgroup

Co-chaired by Fresno State President, convened to explore and address the growing groundswell that urges the system to acknowledge and address the ways we may be failing our Black students and not fully realizing our highest priority of student success for all.

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Bulldogs Belong

Bulldogs Belong is a digital campaign that invites Fresno State students, faculty and staff to share their experiences with equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in an effort to spark critical conversations that ignite a collective commitment toward full inclusivity and belongingness.

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Land Acknowledgement 


Land Acknowledgement

The Fresno State campus is in a region with a rich history and vibrant representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We acknowledge and express our gratitude for being in the homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose tribal communities share stewardship over this land.



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