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Educational Equity

The California State University defines "educational equity" to be "...justice, equal opportunity, fairness and impartiality in the educational processes affecting under represented minorities. It involves the implementation of programs designed to attract, admit and support students heretofore excluded from full participation in the university by conditions of educational and economic disadvantages" (Educational Equity: A Continuing Commitment, published by the California State University, 1989).

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leads university-wide efforts to ensure a welcoming, safe climate for every member of the San Jose State community.

San Jose State University defines diversity as the active appreciation, engagement, and support of ALL campus members in terms of their backgrounds, identities and experiences (as constituted by gender, socioeconomic class, political perspective, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, regional origin, nationality, occupation, language, among others, and the intersection of these aspects).

For more information, visit: http://www.sjsu.edu/diversity/