Welcome to the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education! 

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We would like to express our support for our campus community members during Ramadan. Please refer to this page for ways to learn, understand and support during this time.

For more information and special accomodations at in-person activities, please reach out to Disability Support Services at dss@deanza.edu. You can also review De Anza's Web Accessibility info page.

E & E LogoThe Equity Office is part of De Anza's Equity and Engagement Division. We are committed to the college's vision to implement the Student Equity and Achievement Plan for 2022-2025. 

The next Equity Action Council meeting is May 1, 2024.

For campuswide actvities, please refer to the college events calendar.

Black Student Success Week

at De Anza College
This year's theme Building A Better Future Together!
California Community College is hosting daily online webinars for Black Student Success Week at 12-1pm with related activities during the week of April 22-26, 2-24. Please register here. The Office of Equity will host watch parties on days shown below.
De Anza College is hosting 2 local events to create visibility on the Black Student experience at De Anza College and is part of a series of events in celebration of Black Student Success Week.   We are collaborating and discussing ways to set up Black students for success. Here are the details of our Lunch and Learn Series: Black Student Success Week
Monday, April 22
In Person: MLC 250, 2nd Floor
Online via Zoom:  
Watch Party: CCC - Bachelor’s Degree Programs: Are They Delivering on the Dream for Black Students? California Community College began granting bachelor’s degrees with a CTE focus in 2015. Approximately 5 students (current and recent graduates) will serve on the panel to discuss their participation in a CTE Bachelor’s Degree program across the CCC system. The session will help viewers gain insight into student awareness, access, program experience, and benefits upon completion. The session will explore any obstacles/roadblocks the student may experience that may have impacted outcomes.
Tuesday, April 23
12 - 1:30 p.m.
In Person: DASG Student Council Chambers 
Online via Zoom
“Data and Dialog” Highlighting data that reflects the achievement of black students at De Anza, their academic experience and engaging in dialogue on how to creatively move forward 
Wednesday, April 24
In Person: MLC 250, 2nd Floor
Online via Zoom:
Watch Party: Empowering Black Excellence: Policies, Workforce Development, and Apprenticeships for College-to-Career Success "Empowering Black Excellence" is a dynamic and insightful workshop that will inspire, inform, and equip participants with the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the lives of Black students through innovative practices. This session delves into the intersection of policy, workforce development, and apprenticeship programs as they pertain to Black students' educational and professional journey.
Thursday, April 25 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom 
Student Voices Panel: “Meaningful Experiences in Marginalized Spaces” Students tell their stories of what experiences both in and out of the classroom help or hinder their educational journey. 
Tuesday April 23 and Wednesday April 24
In Person 
Location: Foothill College 
Staying in community and in partnership with our sister college, Foothill College, please see the varied in person events on their campus Black Student Success Week 2024 (foothill.edu)  
Sponsored by:
A2MEND, the CA Chancellor's Office, the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education, the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Professional Development, and Umoja.
For More Info and Special Accommodations: Adriana Garcia GarciaAdriana@deanza.edu 408-864-5636

Office of Equity Mission Statement  

The Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education promotes — through programs and services — an academic, cultural and social environment that provides equity, social justice and academic success for all members of the De Anza College campus community. It supports the district and college missions, which consider diversity an essential component of student education in the 21st century.

The Equity Office takes this charge seriously. We have expanded our mission of fostering a climate of healthy diversity that values individual and group differences and respects the perspectives of others by working to eliminate institutional oppression or barriers that perpetuate inequity, injustice, and mono-cultural education.

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