October 26, 2021.
Augments Cal Poly’s Statement on Diversity, as described in AS 807-15, to include caste identity, as shown in the document attached to the resolution. It also resolves that the Academic Senate recognizes caste identity as falling within the purview of Cal Poly’s current policy and procedure for addressing discrimination and harassment based on race, color, ancestry, religious creed, and national or ethnic origin. It it further urges the CSU to include caste in its non-discrimination policy by updating the language within Executive Orders 1096 and 1097; as well as urges the CSU to affirm its commitment to recognizing and taking adequate action to address the inequities faced by caste oppressed students, staff, and faculty. Finally, it resolves that the resolution be delivered to Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong; CSU Chancellor Joseph Castro; the California State Student Association; the Chairs of the twenty-three CSU Academic Senates; Chair of the Academic Senate CSU Robert Keith Collins; and the CSU Board of Trustees.