Diversity Center

Mission Statement

The Diversity Center strives to develop our students intellectually, personally and spiritually, with regard to social justice and inclusion.  We have firmly established a place on campus for students to find support, have courageous conversations about the things that matter to them in a supportive environment, and discuss what is happening on an individual, community, and national level.   Social justice work is about both the intellect and the heart - perspective taking and intersectionality are foundational themes that run through the Diversity Center.  We work to empower underserved communities while challenging systems, hegemonic thinking and policies, and traditions that maintain inequities in our society.  The Diversity Center empowers our community by educating students, campus stakeholders, and community partners with the goal of creating a socially just living and learning environment on campus that is inclusive, affirming, and just.  This kind of work is foundational to the practice of Student Affairs, helping students to succeed in becoming global citizens.

Diversity Center Hours

8 a.m.-9 p.m.

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday


Vasché Library Building, Second Floor
Rooms 201 & 201A - see floor plan

Contact Us

Phone: (209) 667-3509


Stop by to study, hang out or schedule a late night meeting by contacting Matthew Lopez-Philips.