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Message from the Chancellor

Henry T. Yang was appointed Chancellor of the UC Santa Barbara campus in 1994. He has served in this position with distinction and dedication since he arrived and has been a committed and strong “champion of diversity” during his 23 year tenure as Chancellor of this campus.

Principles of Community

The Principles of Community were established throughout the 10 UC campuses in order to affirm each campus’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The UC Santa Barbara "Principles of Community" were developed in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students serving on the Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture, and Inclusion and issued by the Chancellor in February 2011. For UCSB, these Principles articulate a resolve to provide the best campus climate possible, by establishing and promoting an open and welcoming space for everybody and ensuring the freedom to learn and interact in a positive environment.

Minority Serving Institution

In 2015, UCSB was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and it was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities to become an HSI. HSIs are defined as colleges or universities in which Hispanic enrollment comprises a minimum of 25 percent of the total enrollment of undergraduate and graduate students, both full- and part-time.


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