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Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Associated Students of Sonoma State University, Inc. strives to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in its efforts to enrich student lives. We recognize and support individuals from all groups, backgrounds, and identities. We recognize that the Associated Students is a diverse corporation that also represents a diverse student body and recognize the importance of those voices being fully represented. We recognize the invaluable participation of individuals from all backgrounds on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, caste status, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status. Our goal is to create and sustain an inclusive and ethical environment and to cultivate a community of people who have diverse ways of thinking, views, values, and perspectives and who represent the composition of our student body. The Associated Students strives to ensure that our student leaders, employees, staff, programs, activities, and services reflect these values and that we hold ourselves accountable to these every day. We condemn any acts of violence and discrimination against the communities we represent. We strive to foster an environment of respect for the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. As the official voice of the students at Sonoma State University, it is our responsibility to promote and demonstrate our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with our advocacy, programming, and community service efforts. The Associated Students dedicates itself to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion throu​ghout its corporate entities as well as on campus.