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Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

What We Do

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plays a central role in the college-wide planning to address student access and success at Santa Barbara City College. 

The Office of DEI supports the Student Equity Committee and oversees the development and assessment of the Student Equity Plan, evaluating our progress in supporting the achievements of underrepresented student groups. We acknowledge that student equity is affected by the knowledge, actions, and assumptions of individuals and systems in every part of the institution. As a part of SBCC's commitment to fostering opportunity for all students, the Office of DEI coordinates its work with other institutional planning and evaluation processes.

DEI Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, the Office supports four student equity centers:                       
The Center for Equity and Social Justice, the Basic Needs Center, the Umoja Center, and the Dream Center.

DEI Centers


Roxane Byrne
Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency 
(805) 730-4199
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez
Substitute Student Program Advisor - Basic Needs Center
(805) 730-3066
Alicia  Meyer
Substitute Student Program Advisor - Umoja                                                             
(805) 730-4375