Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of California at Santa Barbara is committed to promoting excellence through diversity and inclusiveness. The campus community, in keeping with the academic mission of the University of California to educate its residents, strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all sectors of our state's diverse population and that is conducive to the development of each individual's highest potential. In addition, our campus upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all since equal opportunity fosters the best conditions possible for the enhancement of research, creativity, innovation, and excellence.
UCSB adheres to the University of California Diversity statement which underscores the importance of educating our diverse population.
Please visit UC Santa Barbara's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website to learn more.
Department DEI Contacts
The Music Department Diversity Officer is Dr. Stefanie Tcharos.
If you're not sure who to contact, please reach out to the Graduate Advisor.
Fill out the Department of Music's DEI Survey
If you have witnessed or experienced issues related to discrimination and/or harassment, please know you are not alone in the process. The Campus has various confidential and reporting resources available.
Submit a bias incident report
Graduate Scholars Program: Thriving in the Academy Series
The UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division's Graduate Scholars Program (GSP): Thriving in the Academy Series provides first-year and second-year doctoral students from diverse backgrounds with an advanced doctoral student mentor, a targeted orientation to campus resources, professional development opportunities, and networking events across campus and with visiting scholars. The Graduate Division appreciates the collaboration and financial support of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Diversity Resources for Graduate Students
Find the resources, advocacy, and family resources you need, whether on campus or in the local Santa Barbara community.
Antiracist Pedagogical Resources
Pedagogical sources on Cultural Rhetorics (Hammer, 2020)
"Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence" Resmaa Menakem (2020)
UCSB Library Guide on Race, Racial Relations, and the Black Experience
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