Diversity and Inclusion
At SF State, we are committed to diversity and inclusivity by listening, respecting and valuing all identities, perspectives and experiences of our campus community members. We have created a list of services and identity-based resources that will help you achieve your academic, professional and personal goals. As we become aware of additional resources and services that advance the growth of all members of our community, we will continually update the list below.
Please note: our current plans include opening the Cesar Chavez Student Center and he Mashouf Wellness Center (MWC) on August 23. Use of MWC will be driven by San Francisco Department of Public Health requirements at that time. Associated Students also plan to host modified hours for their centers: Women’s Center, Legal Resource Center, Environmental Resource Center, Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Project Connect, Project Rebound, Queer Trans Resource Center and EROS.
For updated hours of operations and available services, please visit the department website by clicking on the links below.
List of Services and Identity-Based Resources
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE): ASPIRE is a collaboration between the Asian American Studies (AAS) department and Student Affairs and Enrollment Management (SAEM), which offers support services to high-need Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPI) and low-income degree-seeking undergraduate students to strengthen academic outcomes.
- Black Unity Center: The Black Unity Center provides Black students, through cross-campus community collaborations an intersectional, African-centered environment, with transformative, impactful and socially conscious programs that allow them to grow academically, interpersonally, culturally and professionally, to advance their recruitment, matriculation, retention and graduation.
- Bias Incident Education Team at SF State: This team works in collaboration with the Office of Title IX and Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation (DHR) to ensure that reports submitted are addressed by the appropriate area on campus. Everyone at SF State has a right to a safe learning, living, and working environment. SF State views bias-related incidents as antithetical to our university community values of inclusion, belonging, and mattering.
- Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL): The Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) is the heart of the University’s commitment to a culture that values and rewards teaching. Our faculty development programming is dedicated to providing a caring environment for the campus community to engage in conversations and activities that promote social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning.
- Dream Resource Center (DRC): DRC supports the undocumented student population and students living in mixed status homes. All undocumented students are welcome to take advantage of services regardless of DACA, ABA 540/SB 68 and/or CA Dream Act eligibility.
- Equity & Community Inclusion: Equity & Community Inclusion works collaboratively with campus partners (including student clubs and organizations) to close the educational equity gap in support of our Graduation Initiative 2025 goals.
- Guardian Scholars Program: Through advocacy, support, and empowerment, the SF State Guardian Scholars Program creates a vibrant community to engage current and former foster youth to attain college degrees, stable housing, and career path employment.
- Queer & Trans Resource Center: The Queer & Trans Resource Center offers LGBTQQIA-related events, services, and resources to students. The Queer & Trans Resource Center also serves as an umbrella organization linking various student organizations such as Queer Alliance, Pride Committee, and CEASE/SAFE Place that work to create events and resources for the LGBTQQIA community on campus.
- Office of Equity Programs & Compliance: Employees and students who believe they are being treated unfairly, discriminated against or harassed based on a protected category, including their disability, medical condition, race or national origin, should contact the Office of Equity Programs & Compliance.
- Project Connect: Project Connect exists to empower and involve the student body to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low-income and historically underrepresented communities.
- Project Rebound: Project Rebound supports formerly incarcerated on their journey through successful reintegration in a college setting.
- Richard Oakes Multicultural Center: The Richard Oakes Multicultural center is a space for cultural events and discussions and also provides a collaborative and supportive environment that promotes a multi-ethnic, culturally conscious university that affirms the human and intellectual heritage of all people.
- Safe Zone Program: The Safe Zone is a voluntary program of trained faculty, staff and administrators. A person displaying the program symbol has completed a training to develop a greater awareness of issues affecting students of all genders and sexual identities and anyone negatively impacted by heterosexism and homophobia.
- Student Resource & Empowerment Center: The Ethnic Studies Student Resource & Empowerment Center provides information, referral and assistance for all Ethnic Studies undergraduate and graduate students as well as the larger campus community.
- The SAFE Place: The SAFE Place is a survivor-focused, trauma-informed program that provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL support services to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual harassment (sexual violence) while working with campus partners to end sexual violence. The SAFE Place serves all members of the SFSU community including students, staff, and faculty.
- The Queer & Trans Resource Center: Rooted in the ancestral legacy of queer activists and visionaries and San Francisco State University’s commitment to social justice and community engagement, the Queer & Trans Resource Center endeavors to offer LGBTQQIA-related events, services, and resources to students.
- Veterans Services: Veterans Services helps current and former members of the United States Armed Forces attain their educational goals. Current members of the military, veterans, and dependents of service-related disabled or deceased veterans are encouraged to browse this website to learn more about the application process and educational benefits at SF State.
- Women’s Center: The Women’s Center serves to address issues that concern the lives of our female-identifying students and staff with resources on sexual assault, domestic violence, housing insecurity, etc.
Please note, the planning, guidance and information reflected on this website are subject to change in response to local public health conditions and local, state and federal guidelines concerning COVID-19. Last revised 06/01/21.