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Diversity

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Our Commitment to Diversity

GOALS, ENGAGEMENT, AND ACTION

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.

In Solidarity: Black Lives Matter 

The college has pledged to work to dismantle the structures of systemic racism in our community and in the broader society. Read the statement signed by Dean Rod Alferness and the college's four associate deans.

Statement of support for international students from Chancellor Henry Yang (July 8, 2020)
 

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 Indians in Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Engineering Student Council (ESC)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
Enhancing Success in Transfer Education for Engineering Majors (ESTEEM)
SHPE/Los Ingenieros (LI) 
Mathematics, Engineering. Science Achievement (MESA) 
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)
Phi Sigma Rho
Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
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  
Graduate Students for Diversity in STEM
Graduate Students for Implicit Bias Education
Mathematics, Engineering. Science Achievement (MESA) 
Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union
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