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Our Commitment to Diversity


We believe in the inherent value of diversity and the value of all people.

We believe that the many perspectives that diversity brings are what so often elevate good ideas to become great ones and provide pathways for progress that might otherwise remain unseen.

We believe that diversity is indispensable in the College of Engineering, where richly varied perspectives and lived experiences enhance creativity and innovation. The result is solutions that are more meaningful and have a greater positive impact, because they arise from a broader understanding of what constitutes the greater good and from an expanded awareness of who benefits from technological advances.

As such, we believe in the need to be diligent and dedicated in our efforts to build on the College’s existing diversity efforts, initiatives, and programs. Our goal is to become a more-diverse and more-inclusive institution, one that supports, validates, and honors all individuals from every community, as well as the tremendous variety of their lived experiences and the contributions arising from them.

We strive to be an institution that demonstrably respects any and all differences, including those of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status. We pledge to work to ensure that all people receive equitable treatment, have equal access to opportunities, and are supported to achieve their potential, both at UCSB and beyond.

To that end, we are committed to engaging with diverse audiences in the College and beyond, and listening to the voices that arise from them as part of a permanent, ongoing conversation with our constituents on matters of inclusion and equity. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all College constituents, and to engaging in ongoing internal reflection to ensure that our words of commitment lead to actions appropriate to reaching our goals.

We are committed to these goals and actions, because we believe that diversity strengthens not only the College of Engineering and the university as a whole, but the world far beyond our campus.

INSPIRE Program for First Year CoE Students

News and Announcements

UCSB Chancellor Yang Appoints Hispanic Serving Institute Director (May 24, 2024)
A Message from Chancellor Yang: Student Engagement and Activism (May 2, 2024)
COE Celebrates Women's History Month (March 1, 2024)
A Message from Chancellor Yang: Antisemitism Has No Place on Campus/New Anti-Discrimination Policy/New Systemwide Office of Civil Rights (February 28, 2024)
A Message from Chancellor Yang: A Message to Our Campus Community (February 26, 2024)

UCSB Computer Science Department Launches New Initiative to Aid Underrepresented PhD Applicants (October 18, 2023)

COE Dean Umesh Mishra Issues a Statement on Violence in the Middle East (October 12, 2023)
A Message from Chancellor Yang and Executive Vice Chancellor David Marshall (October 10, 2023)

COE Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 21, 2023)

UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang Issues Statement on SCOTUS decision regarding the use of race in college admission (June 29, 2023)
UC statement on SCOTUS decision regarding the use of race in college admission (June 29, 2023)
COE Celebrates the LGBTQIA+ Community and Pride Month (June 1, 2023)
COE Celebrates Asian Pacific American Month (May 3, 2023)

COE Celebrates Women's History Month (March 7, 2023)
UCSB Honors Black History Month (February 9, 2023)

UCSB Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month (November 3, 2022)
UCSB Receives Two Major Awards to Bolster STEM Programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions (October 6, 2022)
UC President Michael V. Drake Issues Joint Statement on DACA Ruling (October 6, 2022)

COE Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 14, 2022)

Strength in Numbers (August 23, 2022)
Proud Innovators: COE Celebrates Pride Month (June 2022)

UC Joins Nationwide STEMM Diversity Initiative (May 25, 2022)
Everyone Wins: STEM student-to-student mentorship program is a proven success and gains steam (April 4, 2022)
Message from Interim Dean Tresa Pollock to COE Community (March 2022)
Celebrating Women's History Month (March 2022)
Message from Interim Dean Tresa Pollock to COE Community (February 2022)

Impactful Engineers: Black History Month (February 2022) 

Kim Yasuda Named New AVC of diversity, equity, and inclusion (November 2021)

FOCUS ON: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Convergence magazine (June 2021)

UCSB Graduate Division Announces Inaugural Class of Racial Justice Fellows (June 8, 2021)

Archive of previous news and announcements

Click here to see the speaker series offered by UCSB's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity-Related Resources at UCSB 

Bias Incident Info and Reporting 
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office
Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Dream Scholars Resource Team
MultiCultural Center (MCC) 
Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) 

College of Engineering Undergraduate Student Groups and Resources

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
Engineering Student Council (ESC)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Enhancing Success in Transfer Education for Engineering Majors (ESTEEM)
SHPE/MAES - Los Ingenieros 
Maximizing Access to Research Careers 
Mathematics, Engineering. Science Achievement (MESA) 
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
Phi Sigma Rho
Powerful Engagement and Learning in Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES)
Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Women in Computer Science
Women in Science and Engineering
Women in Software and Hardware

College of Engineering Graduate Student Groups and Resources

UCSB’s Graduate Division’s Diversity Resources Page
American Indian Graduate Student Alliance
Asian Pacific Islanders Graduate Student Alliance
Black Graduate Student Association  
Bridge to the Doctorate Program 

Graduate Students for Diversity in STEM
Mathematics, Engineering. Science Achievement (MESA) 
Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union
Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Graduate Student Chapter
Women in Computer Science
Women in Science and Engineering 

Note: If you would like to add a resource or student group to the list, please email us the information

Diversity Highlights and Activities (click to view)