- Ranked #14 among public universities for "Best Ethnic Diversity" by US News & World
- College Access Index published by NYT ranked the campus #2 for its commitment to economic diversity
- Chronicle of Higher Education recognized UCSB for having hired faculty with the greatest diversity among tenure-track on the instructional staff for fall 2015 (reported on April 2017)
As part of our longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we have incorporated these values into our efforts across campus which include:
- Academic Affairs and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
- Faculty Equity Advisors
- Graduate Division
- The Office of Educational Partnerships
- Student Affairs
- Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office
- Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office
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 undergraduate enrollment. It is also an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), indicating an enrollment of undergraduate students that is at least 10 percent Asian American or Native American Pacific Islander. With these designations, UCSB faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) grants, internships, and partnerships.
What does it mean to be a Minority Serving Institution?
In 2015, UCSB was designated both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), by the US Department of Education, reflecting our undergraduate enrollment of Latinx/Chicanx, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) to become an HSI.
These designations make UCSB faculty, staff and students eligible to apply for Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) grants, internships and partnerships:
- Department of Education HSI Program
- Department of Education AANAPISI Program
- National Science Foundation
- National Institute for Food and Agriculture
- Department of Defense
- HSI Scholarships and Internships for Students
Minority Serving Institution Resources
As part of UCSB’s longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, many administrative offices incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts into their strategic planning, as well as their day-to-day work. UCSB is deeply committed to diversity, and the lasting contributions of champions, advocates, and allies across the institution have been invaluable.
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 26 year tenure as Chancellor of this campus.