The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is housed in the Office of the President, reflecting Sonoma State's commitment to educational, ethical, and administrative leadership on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The unit is a novel campus initiative to synergistically build on individual programs and initiatives through a central coordinating office, that includes the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), the HUB Cultural Center, the Affinity Faculty Staff Association (AFSA), and the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD). View our organizational chart.
Our inaugural vision is comprehensive: As a learning community, Sonoma State is dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders beyond the campus. We seek to inspire everyone in our community to reach for the ideals of integrity, accountability, and compassion, so that we can all serve as mentors and ambassadors for social justice and constructive civic engagement.
Leadership is both local and global, and we approach this work in the spirit of collaboration, mutual respect, and community wellness, working with divisions, departments, and offices across the campus. Through efforts that include policy and legislative work; strategic planning; critical dialogues across difference; anti-racism and anti-bias education; and maintaining spaces of welcome, learning, and support, we continue to work toward a narrowing of equity gaps, a broadening of opportunity and success, and a deepening of our shared commitment to the values articulated in our mission and Strategic Plan.