Vital to the excellence, creativity, and innovation at UC Santa Barbara is our commitment to diversity equity, and inclusion. The campus community strives to create an environment that is welcoming for all sectors of our state's diverse population. In addition, our campus upholds the principle of equal opportunity for all.

  • Ranked #14 among public universities for "Best Ethnic Diversity" by US News & World
  • College Access Index published by NYT ranked the campus #2 for its commitment to economic diversity
  • Chronicle of Higher Education recognized UCSB for having hired faculty with the greatest diversity among tenure-track on the instructional staff for fall 2015 (reported on April 2017)
  • In 2015, UCSB was designated both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), by the US Department of Education, reflecting our undergraduate enrollment of Latinx/Chicanx, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) to become an HSI.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

When applying for staff vacancies at UCSB, applicants are asked to provide information during the online application process to assist the University in the administration of its equal opportunity/affirmative action program and in its compliance with Federal recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

For information regarding UC Santa Barbara’s campus-wide and staff initiatives and resources please visit

For information on UC/ UC Santa Barbara policies:
Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Questions? Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment/Title IX Compliance