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Belonging Education & Support System Division of Inclusive Excellence

About Belonging Education & Support System

About The Belonging Education & Support System (BESS)

The Belonging Education & Support System (BESS) is here to serve create an inclusive space of belonging and support by serving as both the reporting and response mechanism for addressing incidents of bias on the Sac State campus. BESS also provides belonging education to help us understand how to address our own bias. BESS seeks to empower the entire Hornet community (faculty, students & staff) to actively work toward a more inclusive campus by reporting any acts of bias incidents that we may witness or experience.


The purpose of BESS is to ensure that all members of the Sac State community can thrive in an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and bias. This is fundamental to promoting a civil, respectful, and inclusive community that opposes any act of racism, religious intolerance, sexism, ageism, ableism, trans- and homophobia, or other forms of intolerance.