CSU Bakersfield is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that values diversity and fosters tolerance and mutual respect.  It is CSU policy to provide equal opportunity for all persons regardless of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin/Ancestry
  • Marital Status
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity/Expression
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Disability
  • Veteran Status
  • Medical Condition
  • Genetic Information
  • Age (40 or over)

As employees are concerned, CSU Bakersfield strives to be free from all forms of unlawful discrimination in all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, transfer, separation, and other terms and conditions, or privileges of employment.

Filing a Complaint

If you believe you have been discrimination, harassed or retaliated against during the course of employment or application process, you may file a complaint with CSU Bakersfield.  Current employees may file a complaint in accordance with your collective bargaining agreement. 

If your collective bargaining agreement incorporates CSU Executive Order 1096, CSU Bakersfield will follow the procedures outlined here: http://calstate.edu/eo/EO-1096-rev-10-5-16.html

If you are a non-represented employee or an applicant for employment, CSU Bakersfield will also follow the procedures outlined in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Filing a Complaint with a Federal/State Agency

Employees and applicants for employment also have the right to file a complaint with state and federal agencies:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)


Office of Civil Rights (OCR), U.S. Department of Education