Equitable Access

CSUDH will deliver affordable, holistic, culturally responsive and equity-centered educational experiences that support student learning, development, and engagement; are accessible and accommodate all learners’ needs; and offer students a value-added return on their investment throughout their educational journeys.

Goal 1: We will raise more money and equitably and efficiently distribute it in order to provide students with strategic financial support at the campus, department, and community levels to reduce the cost of attendance and facilitate student engagement with the broader campus, and local and global communities.

Key Activities:

All departments and units will submit plans to their division heads identifying the specific financial support they would like to offer students and the specific academic and/or co-curricular engagement experiences that will be expected of students who receive the financial support. The division heads will then be responsible for working with their VPs, the Development office, and other campus entities to reallocate funds and/or pursue new funding opportunities to support these plans.

  • By Spring 2023, CSUDH will develop a plan to offer students affordable housing on campus.
  • By Spring 2023, the campus will establish baseline data regarding the types and amount of financial support offered to students (scholarships, grants, work study, student assistants).
  • By September 2023, the campus will develop a plan to strategically increase the number of student assistant positions on campus.
  • By Fall 2023, the campus will have an effective and efficient process for distributing scholarships to students
  • By August 2024 the campus will implement a strategy to ensure clear and effective communication and education about scholarships available to students.
  • By Spring 2024 CSUDH will hire Development Directors to be assigned to each college and a Development Director assigned to the Division of Student Affairs.
  • By Fall 2025, departments will submit financial support plans to their division heads.
  • By Summer 2026, advancement will identify strategies and resources needed to meet the multi-year financial support goals.
  • By Fall 2027, the campus will develop a financial support dashboard to track progress
  • By August 2028, CSUDH will provide affordable housing on campus for low-income students.

Goal 2: CSUDH will provide flexible pathways into, through, and out of CSUDH based on the needs of our broadly diverse student body to ensure that all students have clear and equitable access to all campus services, facilities, and programs for educational and career success.

Key Activities:

  • By Summer 2022, the campus will form and charge a committee with conducting an assessment of student needs and preferences regarding the accessibility of the campus’ services and programs using a stratified random sample of students, alumni, and community partners.
  • By December 2023, the campus will conduct an equity-focused analysis of feedback from stakeholders to identify key lessons learned from the pandemic in order to identify and implement strategies to enhance the support and development of our faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • By Spring 2024, the campus will collect and store data on student engagement in co-curricular experiences with the purpose of establishing baseline data for student involvement and documenting equity gaps.
  • By December 2024, the committee will offer recommendations for the campus based on findings from these assessments.
  • By Fall 2025, all units and departments will submit plans to their VPs that outline how they will offer programs and services that meet the diverse needs of our student body. Plans will include resources needed.
  • By Spring 2026 Student Affairs will have a student engagement dashboard that will track the impact of student engagement with CSUDH programs, services and activities.
  • By August 2026, all departments will begin to implement their plans and assess their efforts.
  • By Fall 2027 CSUDH will eliminate equity gaps in student engagement on campus and increase student engagement by 10%.