SBCC's Equity Office hosts monthly food shares on West Campus for students.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency


A COVID-19 message from the Office of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Compentency

Dear Students,

Due to the ongoing safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 virus, the CESJ, Umoja, Food Pantry, and Love's Closet will be closed until further notice.  We know that so many students come to the CESJ,  Umoja and The Food Pantry for a sense of community, connection, and to access resources.  We miss you and look forward to being in the centers with you again!  In the meantime, you can get connected and find out about our ongoing virtual events and weekly FREE Food Distributions on the CESJ, Umoja, Food Pantry Programs, and CalFresh pages listed belorw or on Instagram: @sbcc_cesj                 @sbcc_umoja                  @sbcc_foodpantry                                   

What We Do

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency plays a central role in the college-wide planning to address student access and success at Santa Barbara City College. 

The Office of Equity supports the Student Equity Committee and oversees the development and assesssment of the Student Equity Plan, evaluating our progress in supporting the achievements of underrepresented student groups. We acknowledge that student equity is affected by the knowledge, actions, and assumptions of individuals and systems in every part of the institutionAs a part of SBCC's commitment to fostering opportunity for all students, the Office of Equity coordinates its work with other institutional planning and evaluation processes.

Additionally, the Office of Equity directly oversees three student equity programs:                        The Center for Equity and Social Justice, the Food Pantry, and the Umoja Program.

Office of Equity Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Center for Equity and Social Justice & Food Pantry Programs
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez
Equity - Student Program Advisor
The Umoja Program                                                                  
Casey Ysguirre
Umoja - Student Program Advisor                                                               
(805) 730-4375                                                                         
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Roxane Byrne
Interim Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency 

(805) 730-4199
Anselmo Villanueva
Executive Director of Diveristy, Equity, and Inclusion
(805) 730-4220