Welcome to the President's Commission on Human Relations and Equity
The President's Commission on Human Relations and Equity supports acceptance and fairness at all levels of the University. Fresno State is an institution where exploring the diversity of thought and discouraging marginalization is valued as a means of enriching knowledge and critical-thinking. The Commission developed a comprehensive plan to make sure this commitment is understood across our campus. MORE
University's Definition of Diversity
Individual differences (e.g., personality, language, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation/sexual identity, country of origin, and ability status as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) that can be engaged in the service of learning.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
WE ALL BELONG AT FRESNO STATE VIDEO CONTEST
Calling all current Fresno State students!!! Share what it means to be a part of the Fresno State community.
Get more information on the Video Contest.
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
WHO CAN ENTER
- The video contest is open to all current Fresno State students.
WHAT YOU COULD WIN
- Winning submission may be awarded up to a grand prize gift card of $1,000.
- Additional gift card prizes may be awarded.
- Finalists will be contacted by March 22 and videos will be showcased and winners announced April 10th or 11th during Diversity Week.
- Note: Videos may be used for a variety of Fresno State-related events and activities.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
- If you meet eligibility requirements, you may submit up to three videos.
- Create a short video (up to 30 seconds) and share what it means to belong to the Fresno State community and makes us feel like we all belong to the campus community.
- Each video must be submitted online via this form by February 28.
- Videos will be reviewed using the following scoring criteria: reflects university's definition of diversity; inclusion; use of university brand values.
- For each person in the video the Visual/Audio Image Release Form must be completed
WHAT TO SUBMIT
In sharing what it means to belong to the Fresno State community your video(s) must:
- Reflect the university’s definition of diversity. http://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/pchre/index.html
- Include one or more Fresno State students, faculty, staff or alumni.
- Incorporate the Fresno State brand values: Discovery. Diversity. Distinction.
- Videos must be uploaded via YouTube using the “unlisted” setting. Provide the “share link” with your submission. Use the following format to name your video: "firstinitial.lastname-title"
- Videos must be appropriate and non-offensive (no alcohol, nudity or profanity).
- Copyrighted material must be cited.
- Completed Visual/Audio Image Release Form for each person in the video. Include your
first initial and last name in the title of each uploaded form.
- Captioning is highly encouraged.
Click HERE to submit your video for consideration.
Click HERE for the Visual/Audio Image Release Form in English
Click HERE for the Visual/Audio Image Release Form in Spanish
TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR VIDEO
- Have plenty of light — the sun is one of the best natural light sources
- Use a clean background (i.e. no distracting elements)
- Use a microphone if possible, or film in a quiet place (if filming outside, avoid sounds of traffic or the noise of wind)
- Avoid shaky footage (instead of holding your camera, set it on a sturdy surface or use a tripod)
- Using your phone? Use your back camera, which is usually better quality than your front camera (i.e. no selfies)
- Record in landscape mode (horizontally instead of vertically)
If you have questions, please contact the Cross Cultural and Gender Center at 559.278.4435.
PRESIDENT'S CULTURAL COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Click HERE for the Spring 2019 schedule and information on how to register.
FRESNO STATE WINS NATIONAL HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY
Fresno State received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, one of the oldest and largest diversity-focused publications in higher education.
As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — Fresno State will be featured, along with 95 other recipients, in the November issue of the magazine.
This is the fifth time Fresno State has received this honor. Fresno State is one of six California State University campuses to be recognized: others are East Bay, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Northridge and San Marcos.
The President’s Commission on Human Relations and Equity at Fresno State, established by former President John D. Welty, launched A Strategic Plan for Inclusion, Respect and Equity (ASPIRE) in 2013. Since then, the commission has hosted annual events and initiatives, including the upcoming Forum for Inclusion, Respect and Equity on Oct. 3 and 4.
Through the Cross Cultural and Gender Center, the University also offers programming each spring during Diversity Awareness Week in April, celebrating cultural diversity on campus and in the community.