California State University San Marcos recently received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year in a row that CSUSM has won the award, which this year recognizes a total of 92 U.S. colleges and universities demonstrating outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The honorees will be recognized in the magazine’s November issue.

“We are a university that champions diversity, inclusion, and social justice – and this award reflects those efforts,” said CSUSM President Karen Hayes. She shared that the school also recently celebrated the opening of the new Latin@ Center. “It’s the newest member in a family of centers – including The LGBTQ Pride Center, the Cross-Cultural Center, The Gender Equity Center, The Veterans Center, and The ACE Scholars Services Center – which fosters a campus environment of inclusion and academic success for our over-14,000 students.”

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