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Office of Equity, Social Justice and Muliticultural Education

Our programs

Get Involved!

Equity Core Teams (ECT)

Student Equity Advocacy Leadership Training

State Equity Initiatives

High Impact Practices Seminars and Speakers Series

Trainings and Certificates

Cultural Humility


Equity Professional Development


Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Genders, and Sexuality

Equity Officer Representatives

Room Reservation Request

Conference and Summits

Equity Partners In Learning (formally Partners In Learning)

Intersectionality & Student Success Conference (Formally Queer & Now)

Equity Leadership Summit (AKA: Linkages Institute)

Allies Retreat

Training programsEquity Core Teams

Diversity Dialogue Groups

Cultural Humility Certificate

Equity In Education Student Leadership Certificate

WAIT! For Equity (White And Invested Teachers)

Equity visionConceptual Framework

Ways We Serve

Guiding Assumptions and Core Values

Visual Tools

campus Equity PlanningResources for Equity Planning

Resources for Deans

Resources for Chairs



The Art of Change Exhibit

Past Newsletters

Event Galleries


LGBTQ Resources

Lending Library 


Faculty (Full and Part-time)

Classified and Certified Professionals

Department Chairs

Manages and Deans

Multicultural EducationWhat is Multicultural Education?

Overview and History of Heritage Months

Heritage Month Events

Equity Pedagogy

Culturally Responsive Teaching




Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

What We Do

We believe that all who work and study at De Anza College are committed to the shared goal of creating a quality experience for every student.
In part, determining if a student has had, or is having, a quality learning experience is measured by student access and achievement. Thus, using the philosophy and approach of social justice and multicultural education we determine student equity through rigorous ongoing accountable processes that will work toward ensuring equity in all measurements of student access and achievement across lines of gender, racial identity, ethnicity and disability. Specifically, the college must increase transfer rates and degree and certificate awards, improve access, course completion, course retention and persistence, and, importantly, equalize student success rates by gender, race, ethnicity and disability.
In addition, securing an equitable learning experience, as well as measurable student access and achievement outcomes is met by the goal of creating a fully inclusive community. Thus, to this end, the Equity Office works to enhance the ability of faculty, classified professionals and administrators to support and guide in culturally responsive ways each other and the students we serve.
More information about student equity is available in β€œDe Anza 2005: Pathways to Student Equity: Achieving the Goals of the Educational Master Plan,” available in the De Anza College Equity Office.

De Anza 2005 Pathways Report

Our Campus Partners

Individuality of expression is the beginning and end of all art.

Nothing is worse than active ignorance.

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do better.

                         – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet and playwright, 1749-1832

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 

Building: MLC 250

MLC Floor Layout

Adriana Garcia


Last Updated: 9/9/16