Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Department Diversity Statement

The Department of Psychology is dedicated to creating and fostering an inclusive environment that is accepting and supportive of the range of differences between people, including but not limited to differences in values, identities, life experiences, cultures, and abilities. We understand diversity is multifactored and intersectional with complex interplays between age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability status, political affiliation, religion, region, etc. We value these differences as strengths and fundamental to the success of our classes, major, and field.



Other Initiatives and Club Centers

Hispanic-Serving Institution 

Contact: hsi@humboldt.edu with further questions.

Cal Poly Humboldt is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), Hispanic-serving initiatives empower students to live into their HSI identity and develop the programs and practices that are fundamental to global leadership. This designation demonstrates the University's commitment to living out its mission within the changing context of student demographics. It is also a transformation that focuses on student success for all historically marginalized students*, including Latinx and/or low income students. For more information, visit their website: https://hsi.humboldt.edu/content/hispanic-serving-initiatives

Scholars Without Borders

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Location: Balabanis House 55, Room 203

Hours: see website: https://scholarswithoutborders.humboldt.edu/contact-and-office-hours-0

Contact: scholarswithoutborders@humboldt.edu with further questions.

Scholars Without Borders (SWB)  was founded by a partnership between the Finding Resources and Empowerment through Education (F.R.E.E.) student organization and faculty members in April 2017. It was a direct result of many years of students’ organizing and activism that led to the creation of the center. The motivation was to create a space where students who come from marginalized communities find a space who recognize them as who they are. For more information, visit their website: https://scholarswithoutborders.humboldt.edu/swb-welcome

Diverse Male Scholars Initiative (DMSI) 


Location: Balabanis House 55, Room 105

Hours: TBA

Contact: DMSI@humboldt.edu with further questions.

The Diverse Male Scholar Initiative (DMSI) at Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods is designed to cultivate a safe community for students who self-identify as men of color by providing culturally centered programs strengthened with academic achievement, holistic development, community building, and leadership opportunities. DMSI aims to build institutional capacity to increase persistence rates, graduate rates, and support for self-identified men of color. For more information, visit their website: https://dmsi.humboldt.edu/

 Women's Resource Center (WRC)

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Location: Nelson Hall West, room 204

Hours: Visit website and scroll down to bottom; https://hsuwomen.humboldt.edu/about-us-0

Contact: hsuwomen@humboldt.edu with further questions.

The WRC is no longer located in Balabanis House! The Women’s Resource Center aim to provide the tools, support and safe spaces for empowerment and for people to dismantle systems of power, privilege and oppression. Simultaneously they are transforming our communities; as well as acknowledging and embracing diverse perspectives and strategies that promote collective visions of liberation. The WRC has resources for students to take advantage of, as well as puts on fun programs and workshops. For more information, visit their website: https://hsuwomen.humboldt.edu/

Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center (ERC)

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Location: Nelson Hall West, Room 202

Hours: Visit Website; https://erc.humboldt.edu/resources-services

Contact: (707) 826-3795 or erc@humboldt.edu with further questions.

The ERC’s mission is to shift public opinion of the queer community on campus and in the local area from tolerance to acceptance. They aim to create a safe space for students to learn about 2S/LGBTQIA+ resources, events, and organizations on and off campus. For more information, visit their website: https://erc.humboldt.edu/

 Visit this website to learn more about all the organizations we have here at Cal Poly Humboldt.  https://humboldt.presence.io/organizations

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Umoja Center Logo
Link to El Centro
Link to Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion Center
Native American Center for Academic Excellence