The following resources were compiled by the department’s DEI committee (who last updated these resources in March 2023). They aim to provide students, faculty, and staff with easier access to offices, events, and protocols on campus related to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We have assembled three main types of resources:

  • Those that affirm and support our department members in expressing their identities

  • Those that can help you expand your knowledge of DEI issues, on campus and within the various fields of music

  • Those that provide outlines of best practices for DEI work, including support for navigating the challenges that you might face relating to climate or any lack of attention to DEI-related issues. 

This latter category includes avenues to discuss DEI concerns with the department’s diversity officers, department officers, and the various offices that can be used to report infractions to our campus’s various codes of conduct. The department is drawing up a grievance process. Until then, please direct any significant complaints or difficulties to the department Chair.


The Department of Music DEI Committee


Department DEI Officers

Schedule a meeting or submit feedback to the department DEI officers

DEI Statement

Written and voted on by Department Faculty in June 2021.

The Department of Music at UCSB is committed to creating an environment where all are welcomed regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or national origin. We strive to engage with all students, colleagues, patrons, musical cultures, and repertories with respect and humility, and with an awareness of the privilege and power that are associated with working in a university and belonging to certain identity groups. We recognize that the study of music at U.S. universities is embedded within a history of colonialism, imperialism, and discrimination and commit ourselves to work to understand this history, to mitigate its effects, and to cultivate a climate and pedagogy of inclusivity and care. 

We aspire for the Music Department to be a place that recognizes music’s multiple forms and meanings, and connects music to a broader understanding of the world. Our faculty, staff, and students commit to listening and growing in our perspectives and working for change that fosters diversity of people and experience. In keeping with the mission of the University of California, we hope to encourage the free and open exchange of ideas, equity in access and resources, and we strive to foster an environment that includes traditionally underrepresented cultures in our teaching, research, performance, and other professional endeavors.

Campus DEI Resources

Centers on campus that affirm diverse student identities, avenues for incident reporting, services for well-being, and pedagogical resources