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College of Science and Mathematics

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Website Update

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 website 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.



  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, mitigate and remove implicit and explicit barriers to success

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 08/01/2019)

Current Members of the Committee

Camille O'Bryant Dean's Office
Tammy Campbell Chemistry & Biochemistry
Javin Oza Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ashley McDonald Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sandi Clement Biological Sciences
Steve Rein Statistics
Meghan Farrier Nolan COSAM Advising Center
Mark Stankus Mathematics
David Mitchell Liberal Studies and Physics
Colleen Marlow Physics
Oscar Navarro School of Education
Alice Tomasini School of Education
Christine Hackman Kinesiology and Public Health
Rosemary Wrenn School of Education
Dean Wendt CSM Dean's Office
Immanuel Williams Statistics

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