California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the fourth straight year. The national award honors only 80 recipients this year, recognizing their commitment to diversity and inclusion among both students and employees.

“As a microcosm of society, it’s important that we continue to model the values of civility and diversity that this campus was founded on,” said CSUSM President Karen Hayes. “It is our collective responsibility to tend to our campus climate every day, ensuring that our values match the everyday experiences of our students. Receiving this award for a fourth straight year is validation for the hard work we have committed to inclusive excellence.”

Nearly 17,000 students currently attend CSUSM, which marks a record enrollment in the university’s 27th year.