Diversity and Innovation
San Diego State University is following the guidelines of county, state and federal public health officials and other authorities as it continues its academic and research mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the university’s COVID-19 site and SDSU Flex site for more information.
The Division of Diversity and Innovation (DDI) is focused on building the inclusive excellence of SDSU’s students and faculty, fostering a welcoming campus climate, the quality of the SDSU student experience, and enhancing diversity within the pathways through higher education. The Office maintains a close working relationship with and serves as a resource for campus leaders on matters of inclusion and diversity, and works with the University Senate. DDI works proactively to facilitate an integrated vision and shared responsibility for advancing institutional goals and for fostering and affirming a campus culture based on the core values of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Kumeyaay Land Acknowledgment
For millennia, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. This land has nourished,
healed, protected and embraced them for many generations in a relationship of balance
and harmony. As members of the San Diego State community we acknowledge this legacy.
We promote this balance and harmony. We find inspiration from this land; the land
of the Kumeyaay.
"A proud Hispanic Serving Institution residing on the historical lands of the Kumeyaay"
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Facilities Shares Relationship-Building Approach for Student Success
The relationships that students have with their instructors and the staff they encounter around campus can be critical in determining whether they perceive SDSU to be a place where they can thrive, or one where they just try to survive. Students from historically underrepresented backgrounds can find it particularly challenging to develop good relationships with faculty who do not "look like them".
All-Gender Restrooms at SDSU
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All-gender restrooms are facilities that anyone can use regardless of gender and gender expression. It is especially important for trans and nonbinary folks, since many may face the threat of violence when entering a public restroom.
All-gender restrooms also benefit people who require the assistance of a caregiver of a different gender and parents with children of a different gender. Our goal is for our students, staff and faculty to use a restroom in peace and to know where they can find one easily!