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Office of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency

What We Do

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Cultural Competency plays a central role in supporting students from underreprestned and historically marginalized backgrounds though a varitey of centers, programs, and initiatives.  We also strive to provide student access to basic needs resources so they can be successful in school and life.

We acknowledge that student equity is affected by the knowledge, actions, and assumptions of individuals and systems in every part of the institution. As a part of SBCC's commitment to fostering opportunity for all students, the OEDCC coordinates its work with other departments as well as institutional planning and evaluation processes.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The OEDCC supports four student equity centers:                       
The Center for Equity and Social Justice, the Basic Needs Center, the Umoja Center, and the Dream Center.

DEI Centers


Roxane Byrne, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Equity, Diversity, and Cultural Competency 
(805) 730-4199
Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Basic Needs Center
(805) 965-0581 ext. 3066
Leslie Marin, B.A.
Student Program Advisor - Dream Center                                                          
(805) 965-0581 ext. 4378
Student Program Advisor - Umoja Center                                                          
Student Program Advisor - Center for Equity & Social Justice