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College of Science and Mathematics

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Committee for Inclusion and Equity

The College of Science and Mathematics Committee for Inclusion and Equity was formed in spring quarter 2018. The information on this webpage provides an overview of the strategic direction the committee has identified to help us work collectively and collaboratively to ensure that we are creating an environment in which all members of the college community can be successful.


The College of Science and Mathematics strives to empower all students, faculty, and staff to succeed in a diverse and inclusive community that values respect, equity and social justice.


Our mission is to create an inclusive and equitable college culture by addressing policies and practices that are barriers to success


We embrace the following IDEAS as we establish pathways of success for all members of our Cal Poly community.

 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, Social Justice


The college of science and mathematics works toward inclusion by creating learning environments that are characterized by mutual respect, careful listening and learning from each other, and acknowledgment that everyone's participation is important.


The college of science and mathematics works toward creating learning environments that allow for meaningful development of self-awareness, knowledge, and skills, as well as attention to others who may have experiences, worldviews, and values that are different from their own.


The college of science and mathematics works toward equity by providing historically marginalized groups access, participation, resources, and the tools necessary to attain academic achievement and success as readily as their more privileged counterparts.


The college of science and mathematics committee for inclusion and equity works toward access by recognizing that there are historical and structural inequities that often result in gaps in opportunity. The committee’s vision, mission, and objectives are to increase awareness of such inequities and work collaboratively among faculty, students and staff to provide opportunities for success.

Social Justice

The college of science and mathematics acknowledges that inequities in higher education are reflective of broader ideological beliefs, institutional policies, and everyday practices. Our college works to advance justice-oriented theories, policy, and action that promote social change.

Inclusion and Equity Fund

During academic year 2019-20, the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) established an inclusion and equity fund to support the objectives of the CSM Committee for Inclusion and Equity.  

Funding is again available this year. COVID-19 can't stop the very important learning and work associated with equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice! 

 The fund provides support for events or activities that fulfill the mission, vision, and objectives of the CSM Inclusion and Equity Committee.  


  1. Ensure that all members of the college community are educated and informed of our IDEAS
  2. Ensure that CSM has policies and procedures that facilitate equity and inclusion 
  3. Provide guidance and resources to promote and develop culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy and curriculum
  4. Build a college community that is representative of the population of the state of California
  5. Connect and collaborate with university-wide groups, programs, initiatives or offices committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
  6. Identify, share and promote professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

Here you can download a copy of the CSM Inclusion and Equity Committee Information detailing our objectives and goals. (Last updated 2/11/2022)

Here you can download a copy of our COSAM and Campus Resource Guide with live links to the most current resources available on campus. (Last updated 04/29/2021)

Current Members of the Committee

Halley Carson

Biological Sciences

Beth Chance


Elena Dimitrova


Kathryn Edgington

Biological Sciences

Rosalynn Flaherty

Biological Sciences

Izzy Harrison


Brianna Jernberg

Liberal Studies

Leah Kaplan

School of Education

Sema Lew

Biological Sciences

Stefanee Maurice

Kinesiology and Public Health

Ashley McDonald

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Elsa Medina


Leah Merjan

Liberal Studies

David Mitchell


Alonzo Morales


Nisa Morey

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Maya Netto

Biological Sciences

Camille O'Bryant

Dean's Office

Tanya Patil

Kinesiology and Public Health

Michael Pilgrim


Emily Prince

Biological Sciences

Sonia Ramrakhiani

School of Education

Alyssa Shon

Biological Sciences

Clarissa Shurtliff

Biological Sciences

Eileen Odanaka Vavra

Dean's Office

Alejandra Yep

Biological Sciences


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