Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at UCSB is committed to fostering equity and inclusion and promoting diversity across our policies, practices, and initiatives. Our lives and our field are enriched when everyone has access to a seat at the table without regard to race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, gender-identity, physical abilities, or socioeconomic status. Diversity enhances scientific progress, fosters innovation, and is critical for a full understanding of human behavior.

Our efforts to promote justice and diversity are led by our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee comprised of graduate students, staff, and faculty. Departmental efforts are guided by a dynamic strategic action plan and supported by broader efforts led by our division (Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences) and the UCSB campus at large.

You can use this form to anonymously submit question or concerns to the DEIC Committee:

Observations and Concerns

Here is a list of resources that are available.


General Catalog


Description: Provides a list of majors/minors and their requirements, as well as course descriptions and prerequisites.

College of Letters & Science


Description: Offers advising/policy information pertaining to the various majors/disciplines that are in the L&S academic unit. For common L&S inquiries.


Transfer Student Center


Description: The Transfer Student Center provides campus resources, activities to promote student connections, and guidance via academic advising and peer mentorships.

Office of Registrar


Description: Handles registration and enrollment, academic fees and residency, student records, and degree candidacy.

UCSB Summer Session


Description: Continuing UCSB, incoming freshman and transfer, international, and pre-college high school students are able to make degree progress or get a head start with access to a wide distribution of summer course offerings.

For information on other campus summer sessions, search “UCI Summer Session” or “UCR Summer Session” to register with them for their sessions.



Description: Academic resource for online articles and databases, digital research library, archives and manuscripts, library hours, interlibrary loans/course reserves, and group study room reservations.

Student Systems



Description: Learning management system for students to access instructor course materials and projects.



Description: Site where students can look up and register for courses each quarter.



Description: Student email affiliated with Gmail.

Academic Opportunities & Program

Undergraduate Research


Description: Details regarding research opportunities, workshop events, and network prospects with peer mentors.

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities:https://urca.ucsb.edu/

EAP: Education Abroad Program ***2 offices: Systemwide and Campus

UC EAP system link:https://uceap.universityofcalifornia.edu/

UCSB EAP System Link:https://eap.ucsb.edu/

Description: Resources provided for various study abroad programs/countries of interest, major and course offerings concurrent with academic planning, scholarship opportunities, budget/financial aid planning, and other experiential prospects.

UCDC University of California, Washington D.C.

Link: https://www.ucdc.edu/uc-washington-center-home

Description: Summer course offerings in Washington D.C. that can be applied towards degree requirements.

Campus Experience

Arts & Lectures


Description: Includes dates/venues and ticket sales for world-renowned artist and speaker performances in the Santa Barbara area

Department of Recreation


Description: Selection of intramural sports, REC and group classes, fitness and wellness offerings, sport clubs, and adventure and youth programs.

Housing, Dining, and Auxiliary Enterprises


Description: Housing and residential life services, information regarding residential dining commons, and quick links to parking services.

OSL: Office of Student Life


Description: Opportunities for campus involvement (organizations, fraternity and sorority chapters, leadership development and workshops, etc).

Student Support

CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education


Description: Provides confidential advocacy and support for survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking.

CLAS: Campus Learning Assistance Services


Description: Offers academic skills workshops, tutorial groups, and drop-in tutoring.

Student Affairs


Description: Focus is geared towards student enrollment, retention, and graduation, and services are put in place to heighten student success.

Office of the Ombuds


Description: Confidential reporting of systematic issues including interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, policy inquires, workplace harassment/discrimination practices.

Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS)

Link: https://www.ondas.ucsb.edu/about

Description: The ONDAS Student Center at UCSB promotes the success and retention of first-generation college students with an emphasis on the first year transition and underrepresented student experience. We provide mentoring and academic support in a learning-centered space for students to connect with faculty, staff, and peers in order to grow personally and excel academically.

Title IX (Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office)


Description: UCSB compliance is dedicated to ensuring a campus environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, and assult/violence, and provides resources to those whose rights may have been violated.

UCSB Police Department


Description: Provides police and public safety services, including but not limited to, emergency notifications, lost and found, personal safety escorts (CSOs), bicycle registration or theft, and campus housing patrol.

Student Health

CAPS: Counseling & Psychological Services


Description: CAPS provides mental health services/counseling, which is available to students and the larger campus community.

Student Health (Medical)


Description: Offers medical services, pharmacy services, behavioral health, and health insurances for students.

Alcohol & Drug Program


Description: The program focuses on the prevention of high-risk drinking and drug use by offering educational and counseling services.

Health and Wellness (Support)


Description: Promotes mental, physical, and social health by helping students cultivate better coping/life skills.

Financial Services

BARC: Billing Accounts Receivable Collections


Description: This site provides information pertaining to financial aid, refunds, and additional charges to student accounts.

Financial Aid


Description: Assists with grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, and financial aid appeals.

Student Resources

AS: Associated Students


Description: Non-profit organization with elected student personnel whose mission is to voice student concerns to UCSB administrative and state/local governments, as well as create expenditures for student programs



Description: Access to UCSB Merchandise, textbook purchases and rentals, and graduation regalia.

Career Services


Description: Hub for work-study, internships, employment opportunities, and career resources.

Disabled Students Program (DSP)


Description: Provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)


Description: Offers mentorship, academic programs (STEP, FSSP, STTP), counseling/advising, campus service referrals, and student cultural centers.

Office of International Students and Scholars


Description: Campus resources and advising is provided for UCSB’s international community and departments who work with these students.

Office of Student Conduct (formerly Judicial Affairs)


Description: Adjudicates academic integrity policies and behavioral violations.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Cultural & Resource Centers

Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity


Description: Center for advocacy, inclusion, and justice for LGBTQIA+ communities

MultiCultural Center (MCC)


Description: Educational programming used to facilitate discussions of awareness and inclusivity

African Diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC)

Link: https://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/cultural-centers/african-diasporic-cultural-resource-center-adcrc

Description: The AdCRC educates, promotes, and encourages the interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the African diasporic communities of UCSB and to promote cross cultural learning and interaction amongst all ethnic groups.

American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC)

Link: https://www.sa.ucsb.edu/communities/american-indian

Description: The AICRC promotes cultural identity development and strives to empower American Indian students through their college careers.

Black Student Union (BSU)

Link: https://www.blackatsb.com/

The Black Student Union exists to serve and unify the students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Santa Barbara, by addressing their needs. BSU seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments believed to be adverse to students and their continued well being and matriculation.

Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC)

Link: https://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/cultural-centers/chicanxlatinx-cultural-resource-center-clcrc-el-centro

Description: At the Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center (located in the Student Resource Building) and El Centro Arnulfo Casillas (Building #406), the UCSB community can develop an understanding and appreciation of Chicanx/Latinx cultural heritage and history.

Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC)

Link: https://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/cultural-centers/middle-eastern-resource-center-merc

Description: The MERC promotes the cultural awareness and academic success of students of Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian (MENASA) heritage by fostering dialogue, cross-cultural learning, and interaction among the diverse ethnic groups on campus. 

Office of Black Student Development

Link: https://academics.sa.ucsb.edu/programs/black-resource-committee

Description: The Office of Black Student Development seeks to create a space where Black students can be empowered, inspired, and provided with the resources they need to succeed.

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Link: https://bgsaucsb.wordpress.com/

Description: The BGSA provides academic support and social resources to meet the needs of Black graduate students. BGSA is committed to mentorship, research, and service while also striving to create an inclusive environment where all students at UCSB can thrive. BGSA has partnered with organizations including the MCC, RCSGD, and GSA and welcomes collaboration with other like-minded individuals and organizations.

Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union (QTGSU)

Link: https://qtgsuucsb.wordpress.com/

Description: The QTGSU at the UC Santa Barbara provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ identified UCSB students to socialize, organize, and seek support. The QTGSU advocates for the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA+ identified students on campus and works to foster ties with the greater Santa Barbara community.

The Gradpost

Link: https://www.gradpost.ucsb.edu/

Description: The GradPost is a go-to website for news, funding, professional development, events, advice, and more related to graduate student life at UCSB.

Lunch & Learn

Link: https://www.gradpost.ucsb.edu/lunch-and-learn

Description: Lunch & Learn is a monthly informal seminar series that provides grad students with two important things: free lunch and a chance to socialize with and learn from their peers from across the campus. Each event features 15-minute talks by two graduate students – one from a STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and one from a SHEF discipline (Social Science, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts).

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Link: http://www.ucsbsacnas.org/

Description: SACNAS was established 10 years ago to serve as a support group for students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The society strives to promote both minority students and diversity in the STEM fields through professional development events, guest speakers, community service events, and high school outreach programs. SACNAS proudly represents the National SACNAS Organization, which encourages Chicano, Hispanic, and Native American students, along with students of other ethnic backgrounds, to pursue higher education and assists them in obtaining the advanced degrees necessary for scientific research, industry, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels. For 40 years, SACNAS has provided strong national leadership towards improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce, also mentoring college students in science, mathematics and engineering.

Undocumented Students Services (USS)

Link: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/dreamscholars/home

Description: USS practices a solution-focused, intercultural, intersectional, and social justice approach that provides personalized support, programs, services, and resources. USS strives to develop a strong sense of awareness and understanding of the experiences of undocumented students and immigrant communities by providing resources and tools for UCSB campus community to support undocumented students and their communities.

Veterans’ Resource Center

Link: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/veterans/home

Description: Veterans and Military Services (VMS) at UCSB exists to support you in your transition to and through our academic community. No matter what you need assistance with-navigating and receiving your educational benefits, finding housing, or just support during your journey-VMS is your first stop as well as your strongest advocate on campus. We provide service and resources to all military-related students at UCSB, including active/reserve and National Guard members, as well as spouses and dependents.

Women’s Center

Link: https://wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/WomensCenter/home

Description: The Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity Department exists at UC Santa Barbara to support students, faculty, and staff who might face some challenges due to their identity. We celebrate all identities and encourage people from all identities to get involved. Our department is made up of four distinct program areas: Women’s Center Programs, Rape Prevention Education Program, Non-Traditional Student Resource Center, and LGBT Resources/Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity. Collectively we strive to make UCSB a more welcoming and just place. We encourage you to check out our events each quarter and to join or request a workshop. If you are part of one of the specific communities we are here to serve you. If you want to become an ally to one of the communities we serve, you are also very welcome to get involved and learn more. Feel free to stop by and visit any of our centers.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

Link: https://www.wise.ucsb.edu/

Description: WiSE is a nonprofit campus organization that promotes equal opportunity for women and girls in science and engineering in order to improve their scientific and career advancement. WiSE encourages the participation of all science/engineering undergraduates, graduates, researchers, faculty, and professionals in the Santa Barbara area.

Non-traditional Student Resource Center

Link: https://wgse.sa.ucsb.edu/nontrad/

Description: UCSB is committed to serving all students coming from diverse backgrounds and life situations, including those who took time off before going to school, are transferring at an age older than most students, have families, or are re-entering.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

2020-2021 Members of PBS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Dan Conroy-Beam, Assistant Professor, Co-Chair
Shelly Gable, Professor, Co-Chair
Tamsin German, Professor
Kallie Hill, Financial Coordinator
Payton Small, Graduate Student
Shuying Yu, Graduate Student

Contact the committee: deic@psych.ucsb.edu