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.  Many servives and resources will still be available virtually and via the weekly FREE Food Distributions. 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 all and look forward to being in the centers with you again!  In the meantime, you can find out about our ongoing virtual events and food distributions on Instagram:

to get the latest updates follow @sbcc_cesj    @sbcc_umoja    @sbcc_foodpantry

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and please do not hesitate to reach out!

What We Do

Santa Barbara City College acknowledges that student equity is affected by the awareness, actions, and assumptions of individuals and systems in every part of the institution. The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency plays a central role in the college-wide planning to address student access and success.

The Office of Equity oversees the Student Equity Plan and assesses progress in meeting defined goals that relate to the achievements of underrepresented student groups. As a part of SBCC's commitment to fostering opportunity for all students, the Office of Equity coordinates its work with other planning and evaluation processes, including the Educational Master Plan, the Student Success and Support Program Plan; the Basic Skills Initiative Plan; and program reviews.

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.


Office of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency
Roxane Byrne
Interim Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency 

(805) 730-4199
The Umoja Program                                                                  
Casey Ysguirre
Umoja - Student Program Advisor                                                               
(805) 730-4375                                                                 
Center for Equity and Social Justice
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez
Equity - Student Program Advisor