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DEIJ SOM Community CollageIn our vibrant university community, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) are not just words; they are the foundation on which our School of Management stands. Our faculty, staff, and students strive to create a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, promotes inclusion, and upholds justice. Our aim is to create leaders in business and management who also advocate for a more equitable and inclusive world.

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School of Management HSI and CHESS

California Lutheran University is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), showcasing its dedication to fulfilling its mission amidst the evolving landscape of student demographics. This transformation prioritizes the achievement of success for all historically marginalized students, particularly those who identify as Latinx and/or come from low-income backgrounds.

Project CHESS serves historically marginalized and low-income students at California Lutheran University as well as those who want an opportunity to build leadership skills and connections. School of Management faculty trained in this initiative are John Garcia, Dan Hamilton, and Renee Rock.

School of Management Faculty Affinity Group(s)

Female Faculty Aligned with Business (FFAB): Members of FFAB will act as a learning organization to build on our best practices as educators and professionals. By sharing knowledge, members will be more effective in advancing their role within the university and enhancing their ability to develop bold, inquisitive, and responsible future leaders.

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SOM Faculty Publications & Conferences

The School of Management (SOM) faculty's publications and conferences are not only at the forefront of business and management research but also deeply committed to advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). Our research explores DEIJ issues, contributing to a more equitable society, while our conferences actively promote collaboration and strategies for fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice within the business world.

DEIJ Initiatives, Publications & Conferences



Recognized nationwide as a premier forecasting house and a member of the Wall Street Journal’s Economic Forecasting Survey, the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) provides accurate economic forecasts at the national, state, and regional level. CERF researchers have won the Zillow Crystal Ball Award for the most accurate Home Price Expectations in several years, and they publish the acclaimed Latino GDP Report.


The Center for Economics of Social Issues (CESI) is dedicated to the exploration of economic aspects of social progress, health, human rights, environment, and other important issues within our communities. It provides extensive resources such as data and articles, and organizes community events at the intersection of social issues and economics