The Graduate Division strives to improve diversity in graduate education though our outreach, recruitment and retention efforts. As a department, develop a shared vision for addressing the diversity values and beliefs of the program. This mission should be consistent with the campus overall mission as it applies to diversity of graduate education:
“Our academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society.”
-- UC Santa Barbara Mission Statement
“We are continually striving to maintain a diverse academic community through the recruitment and academic preparation of academically qualified students, and through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.”
– Chancellor Henry T. Yang
The Graduate Dean’s Advisory Board on Diversity was formed in 2016. The board is comprised of campus administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate diversity peers who are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse graduate student population. The committee, in concert with the established Faculty Diversity Officers in each department, assist in the development of ongoing action plans for diversifying the graduate student population.