Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our Commitment 

In the UCSB Computer Science community, we value the knowledge and contributions that each person brings in their own unique way. We understand the important roles that culture and diversity play in the lives of our students, staff, and faculty. Our differences are what make UCSB excel as an academic institution. It is our mission to celebrate, invest in, and include all backgrounds in our practices as a department. We acknowledge that some populations are underrepresented in Computer Science, and commit to taking the necessary steps to make our discipline accessible to everyone. 

  • We commit to unlearning our biases each day.

  • We commit to promoting and actively practicing respect, acceptance, and inclusivity.

  • We commit to enforcing zero-tolerance towards any act of racism, sexism, bigotry, or disrespect of others because of their background or identity.

  • We commit to speaking up in the presence of harmful language or actions to create a safe environment for every member of our community.

  • We commit to unbiased practices in our admissions, hiring, and recruitment of students, faculty, and staff.

  • We commit to ensuring fair and inclusive access to our facilities, programs, resources, and services.


Diversity-Related Resources at UCSB

Bias Incident Info and Reporting 
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office
Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Dream Scholars Resource Team
MultiCultural Center (MCC) 
Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) 

2020 - 2021 Committee Members 

Faculty: Linda Petzold (Co-Chair), Chandra Krintz (Co-Chair), Elizabeth Belding, Kate Kharitonova, Richert Wang, Diba Mirza, Yufei Ding, Subhash Suri, Timothy Sherwood, Yu-Xiang Wang, Zoë Wood, Tevfik Bultan

Staff: Greta Carl-Halle, Samantha Oglesby, Laura Langan

Students: Sierra Wang, Atefeh Mohseni

Contact Us: dei-chairs@cs.ucsb.edu