Design and Merchandising Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
As a land grant university, we are committed to a foundational principle of inclusive excellence recognizing that our institutional success depends on how well we welcome, value, and affirm all members of the CSU community. Only through the inclusion of the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and alumni can we truly be excellent in our pursuits.
As a department we work with multiple groups on campus and within the community to enhance our understanding and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee meets monthly to learn from DEI leaders and initiatives across the university and implement activities and action items for the Department of Design and Merchandising.
This is a sampling of Design and Merchandising courses with DEIJ content.
Our outreach programs promote the diversity of backgrounds represented in the apparel and interior architecture and design industries. Service learning is an important aspect of our community engagement.
Our faculty are examining a wide array of social justice issues in their research and scholarship.
Our students and student-led organizations prioritize social justice in their projects and events.
We value and encourage participation by students of diverse backgrounds in our school activities. Check out these opportunities for ways you can get involved.
27% First-Generation Students
28% Racially Minoritized Students
20% Pell Grant Eligible Students