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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) leads the campus efforts to reduce experiences of bias and promote 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.

BESS is here to serve create an inclusive space of belonging and support by serving as an educational, reporting, and response mechanism for addressing incidents of bias on the Sac State campus.

BESS empowers the entire Hornet community (faculty, students & staff) to work toward becoming a more inclusive campus by reporting any acts of bias incidents that witness or experienced.

Belonging + Belonging Communities

A Belonging + Bridging community is a unique opportunity to grow, learn, and work collaboratively across identity-based community groups to end oppression.

Members of the Hornet community who identify as Black/African American, White/European American/Jewish, and Hispanic/Latinx are invited to join the inaugural Belonging + Bridging communities program.

Participants in this 6-week innovative pilot program work to understand the complexities of identity, and come together with other communities in a bridging space to explore working together across difference.

Learn more about the Belonging + Bridging Pilot Program