Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Materials Department is deeply committed to supporting a diverse graduate student cohort, and encourages and mentors students from all backgrounds to develop as scholars and professionals. The Department adheres to the University of California Diversity statement that underscores the importance of educating a diverse population. We strive individualy and collectively to follow the UC Santa Barbara Principles of Community. We believe that diversity is indespensable in the College of Engineering, where richly varied perspectives and lived experiences enhance creativity and innovation.
The UC Santa Barbara campus has many resources related to the promotion of diversity and the responsibilities of faculty, staff and students.
Graduate Division Diversity Resources for Graduate Students
Reporting and Consultation
Director of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention (EODP)
-Complaints of harassment or discrimination based on bias on a protected category
Bias Incident Reporting
-A bias incident is an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation that is motivated in whole or in part by bias based on an individual's or group's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or military affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE)
-Professionally designed services for the prevention and intervention of sexual assult, relationship violence, stalking and harassment.
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CECO) and Locally Designated Official (LDO)
-Whistleblower reports and improper governmental activities reports
Director of Academic Personnel
-Consulatation about complaints of bullying involving faculty or other academic employees
Office of the Ombuds
-Confidential consultation and informal dispute resolution
Counseling & Psychological Services
-Confidential counseling and mental health services
Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP)
-Consultation and confidential short-term counseling
-UC Faculty Code of Conduct
-Discrimination, Harassment and Affirmative Action in the Workplace Policy
-UC President's Guidance on Abusive Conduct and Bullying in the Workplace
-Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy
-UCOP Human Resources Procedures on Sexual Harassment/Violence