Sexual Orientation Description

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Sexual Orientation Description indicates the sexual orientation of a student as indicated on the admission application or through self-reporting on their student portal.

Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Filter / Group Breakdown Location:
Data Custodian
Enrollment Management
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Census Process:Yes
Logical Transformation / Calculation
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU Gender"
Column Heading:"Sexual Orientation Description"


Examples of Sexual Orientation Description include:

  • Another Orientation
  • Asexual
  • Bisexual
  • Decline to State
  • Gay
  • Heterosexual or Straight
  • Lesbian
  • Not Applicable
  • Not Sure
  • Pansexual
  • Queer
  • Unspecified

Definition Source

"A code that indicates the Sexual Orientation of a student."[1]


  1. CSU. ERS Data Dictionary. ERSS. Sexual Orientation Code. Retrieved from: