Fresno State is a minority serving institution and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the rich diversity of Central California.
More than 120 different languages are spoken by our residents. Some of the largest cultural events in the world are held here. And there's a richness of artistic expression in writing, poetry, the visual arts, music and dance that matches any of California's largest cities. Diversity at Fresno State is not only appreciated but promoted and celebrated through the First Generation Web site, a place where students and faculty who are the first in their family to go to college are encouraged to write and share their stories.