Group of CadetsPrinciples of Community

California State University Maritime Academy is committed to promoting an environment that supports every member of our community in an atmosphere of mutual respect, fairness, cooperation, professionalism and leadership. Cal Maritime expects that every campus member will practice the following Principles of Community.

  1. We affirm each individual's right to dignity and strive to maintain a climate of respect and justice as cornerstones of our campus community.
  2. We are a community comprised of individuals with multiple cultures, lifestyles and beliefs. We celebrate this diversity for the breadth of ideas and perspectives it brings.
  3. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.
  4. We affirm the right to freedom of expression. We promote open expression of our individuality and our diversity within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, confidentiality and respect.
  5. We believe that active participation and leadership in addressing the most pressing issues facing our local and global communities are central to our educational mission.
  6. We acknowledge that our society carries historical and divisive biases, and we promote awareness of these biases through education and constructive strategies for resolving conflict.
  7. We are committed to the highest standards of civility and decency toward all. We are committed to promoting and supporting a community where all people can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of bias and discrimination.


2006: President Eisenhardt forms a Diversity Task Force to assess diversity on campus and make recommendations to improve diversity-related outcomes


  • June: The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities, issues a letter to President Eisenhardt that is in response to an accreditation review and site visit. The letter recommends improving recruitment of diverse students and faculty as well as making the campus climate more welcoming for all stakeholders.
  • Start of the Fall semester: The Committee on Unity and Diversity is formed
  • December: Report of the Committee on Unity and Diversity is issued. Many recommendations are made including for assessment, curriculum changes, leadership programs, training, publicity, and more.

2010: Principles of community are created; name changed to Unity Council

2012: President Cropper establishes a new Unity Council charter 

2021: Unity Council charter is revised

Members 2021

 Council Chair: King Xiong

Members:  Josie Alexander, Veronica Boe, Rhonda Pate, Lena Neta, John R Hickam, Olivia Munoz, Liam Garcia, Natalie Brown, Siobhan CAse, Danielle Pelczarski, Mira Elwell, Andres Schneider, Angel Warren, Kelly Flynn, Sheikh NayeemAmy Parsons, Aparna Sinha

Ex Officio Members: Michael Martin, Barbara Reese, Vineeta Dhillon