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The diversity of the SCU community is its greatest strength.

We seek out students, staff, and faculty with a wide range of backgrounds, beliefs, and viewpoints, so that we might continue to learn and grow as an institution.

Student organizations

From MEChA-El Frente (supporting our Chicano/Latino community) and Igwebuike (our Black Student Union) to the Chinese Student Association and Ka Mana’o O Hawai’i, we have a number of organizations on campus where students can connect with one another and celebrate diverse cultures and communities. Of course, LEAD Scholars are inclusive and maintain our school-wide commitment to mutual respect and open dialogue.

First-generation students

Are you the first in your family to attend college? We are proud to support first- generation college students in many ways, most importantly through our LEAD Scholars program. The LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Academic Development) program provides academic and advising support, peer mentoring, and community building to first-generation students, primarily during their freshman year.

Diversity in the curriculum

Undergraduates who want to explore multicultural issues and the ideas underlying diversity as part of their education can major in programs such as Ethnic Studies or Women’s & Gender Studies.

The offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Multicultural Learning lead a number of diversity initiatives on campus, but we also believe we are all responsible for ensuring that Santa Clara remains a safe and open space, where all voices are heard and feel welcome.

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