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Diversity at UCSB

The University of California at Santa Barbara is committed to promoting excellence through diversity and inclusiveness. The campus community, in keeping with the academic mission of the University of California to educate its residents, strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all sectors of our state’s diverse population and that is conducive to the development of each individual’s highest potential. In addition, our campus upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all since equal opportunity fosters the best conditions possible for the enhancement of research, creativity, innovation, and excellence.

UCSB adheres to the University of California Diversity statement which underscores the importance of educating our diverse population. Please see (place link here).


  • Designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (2015)
  • Eight Minority Access Inc. Citation Awards for UCSB’s "Commitment to Diversity" (2007 – 2014)
  • Three INSIGHT into Diversity "Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Awards" (2012-2014)

Associate Vice Chancellor

Maria Herrera-Sobek

Maria Herrera-Sobek
Associate Vice Chancellor
Diversity, Equity, and Academic Policy

Professor and Luis Leal Endowed Chair, 1997-2009
Chicana and Chicano Studies

(805) 893-2785
5105 Cheadle Hall

Diversity Forum Newsletters

Spring 2015. Vol. 9 No. 2
Fall 2014. Vol. 9 No. 1
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