Commitment to Diversity
San Jose State is unique in its storied and long history of student civil rights activism, service to first-generation student populations, racial and ethnic diversity, and location in the vibrant cultural communities and robust economy of the Silicon Valley of California. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion [ODEI] is dedicated to the standards of inclusive excellence, which view San Jose State's mission of academic excellence as inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The ODEI works to create a campus community that is free from discrimination and free from systemic and cultural barriers to academic and professional success for all of its students, faculty, staff and administrators. The ODEI envisions a campus where its members engage in robust intergroup dialogue, and collaboration across groups, divisions and silos.
During November of 2020, initial findings of the belong@SJSU survey were presented to the campus community. Video recordings as well as presentation materials from these virtual Town Halls can be found in the Findings section of the belong@SJSU website.
Engaged Inclusive Campus
Through its leadership and work, the ODEI encourages civic and communal responsibility for diversity, equity and inclusion amongst its students, faculty, staff and administrators. The ODEI seeks to build organizational capacity to support and grow meaningful and collaborative working relations to provide opportunities for all members of our campus community to further their education and development as lifelong learners within their arena of work or schooling.
Open Nominations for Students, Faculty, and Staff
We are currently recruiting members to serve on this committee! Please nominate yourself or others to serve on this committee. This committee is a new standing committee at SJSU.
If you have experienced sex/gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence, sexual misconduct, stalking, or you have witnessed such behavior, please contact the Title IX Office
San José State University is currently engaged in a campus climate assessment for inclusion. For more information about the history of these assessment processes, our current campus-wide committee, and actions being taken, visit the belong@SJSU home page.
ODEI provides a variety of techinical assistance, consultation, resources and training, along with other offices on campus. Learn more about our social justice educational work and partnerships by visiting ODEI's Education page.