Inclusive SDSU

Serving SDSU Students, Staff and Faculty

What is Inclusive SDSU?

Inclusive SDSU is an online communication resource designed to assist campus and community efforts to promote an inclusive educational environment for all. It is a venue to share both positive and negative experiences related to diversity and inclusion.

All Inclusive SDSU submissions are housed in Maxient, a password-protected database system used to document and catalogue Inclusive SDSU Incidents. Data from reports are retrieved and analyzed to shed light on emerging themes and make recommendations for future programming and support.

Submit SDSU inclusion-related information:

San Diego State University established the Inclusive SDSU Communication System to be based in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity. The purpose of the system is to document instances that promote our Principles of Community as well as those that fall short. The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity, in collaboration with campus partners reviews submissions to identify needed support for community members, look for patterns related to issues or concerns, to recognize and celebrate extraordinary acts of inclusion, and to develop strategies for community improvement where needed. 

This communication system is open to all students, faculty, and staff. If you, or someone you know has experienced a bias-related incident, or want to share a positive and inclusive experience, please use this opportunity to let us know. SDSU is committed to promoting an inclusive campus environment for us all.

Want to Know More or Have Questions?

Visit our Resources & Information Page.

Student Affairs and Campus Diversity Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity acknowledges and honors the inherent value and dignity of all individuals by creating and nurturing a learning and working environment that affirms and leverages our community’s diversity of traditions, heritages, perspectives, and experiences. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence designed to facilitate the personal and professional success, growth, development, and well-being of all members of our community. We manifest this commitment through our innovative, strategic and collaborative efforts to develop leaders who believe in and lead others toward practicing civility, mutual respect, and inclusion in our workplaces and society.

The Inclusive SDSU Communication System does not replace existing policies or normal avenues of reporting.

  • Graffiti in campus bathrooms or facilities that contains messages that put-down or degrade groups based on their identities.
  • Fliers posted on campus that contain messages of bias [unapproved fliers will be removed]
  • Someone proselytizing on campus property and making derogatory comments about groups based on their identities
  • A person receiving an award or honor for their work in advocating for underserved communities
  • A department or unit that experiences success in improving outcomes for students from underserved communities
  • A professor of staff member who has dedicated a significant portion of their time to mentoring, advising, and supporting students from diverse communities
  • A department bringing together different groups to build a cohesive community of support and affirmation
  • Racial slurs (verbal and/or written) directed at an individual that  unreasonably interfere with the individual’s work or education
  • Denial of access to certain educational programs or activities based on the individual’s membership in a protected class
  • Retaliation by a faculty, staff or student due to the individual’s participation in a university investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation
  • Unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors
  • Physical sexual acts against a person’s will or where they were incapable of providing consent
  • Intimidation, aggression, or hostility based on sex
  • Stereotypying based on sex

Consistent with CSU Executive Orders 1096, 1097 and 1098, if you have experienced an incident of discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual misconduct (including dating and domestic violence, or stalking), please contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinators for Students, Faculty, Staff, and visitors or the Deputy Coordinator for Athletics.

Hate Crimes should be formally reported to the University Police by calling 619-594-1991 or emailing [email protected]

How are Submissions Handled?

Submissions to the system are reviewed by the Inclusive SDSU Communication Team, documented, and monitored over time.

The Inclusive SDSU Communication Team is comprised of trained and caring representatives from:

  • Associated Students
  • Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Division of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity
  • Office of Employee Relations and Compliance
  • Title IX Coordinator
  • Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
  • Student Ombudsman
  • University Police

Always dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency or to report a crime. For Inclusive SDSU submissions, the team will review communication submissions primarily to assess campus climate issues and patterns of activity.  If the team believes that further action may be needed, it may take additional actions. For example, reports regarding extraordinary acts of diversity and inclusion may be forwarded to Strategic Communications and Public Affairs to be highlighted as appropriate, via university channels.  If a submission appears to suggest a violation of one of the CSU Executive Orders, or a violation of the law, then the team will provide the person(s) filing the submission with information on appropriate offices and existing reporting channels if they would like to submit their concerns for further review and action. To the extent permitted by law and/or policy, the team will keep submissions to Inclusive SDSU confidential if the reporter so requests.  The team will always ask permission before using your submission in connection with celebrating acts of diversity and inclusion on campus. 

If you are interested in submitting a communication to Inclusive SDSU, please do so through our Inclusive SDSU Form

Dr. Mary Taylor


Dr. Mary Taylor serves as the Associate Chief Diversity Officer for Outreach and Success. In her role, Mary oversees Educational Opportunity Programs, Outreach and Success; Inclusive SDSU; and Military and Veteran's Programs. Prior to this role she served as the Executive Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships Outreach and Success. Mary has over 18 years of student services experience and a passion for student access and success.

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