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Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

Help us welcome the Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Genders, and Sexuality to the Office of Equity!  Check out Jean's Room every Monday & Wednesday from 12-2pm in the Equity Office.

Get involved! With the guidance and commitment of the Equity Action Council, the Equity Office strives to meet the demands of the campus and the critical charge of the office.


The Equity Action Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. 


For more information visit Equity Action Council!

Learn more about the EAC Mini-Grant!





“Equity is not about equal treatment of all students. Rather, it is about equal outcomes achieved by individualizing the instruction and support for each and every student. Equity is about all students succeeding, especially when measured according to differences such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, language, family background—the list of diversities within our students goes on and on. This effort has been traditionally referenced as “closing the achievement gaps” between students from the dominant White middle-class norm and students from traditionally underserved or oppressed populations. Building equity in education shifts the focus of responsibility for academic achievement from the students to the professional administrators and teachers who are the educators in the school. Students have to do their part, but the adults in the building need to teach in a way so that all students can succeed."


De Anza College Office of Equity, Social Justice & Multicultural Education

The Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education aims to provide expertise and leadership through the following work...

  • Social justice and multicultural education through workshops, coaching and small-group facilitation
  • Student equity training, support and counseling
  • Faculty/staff Equal Employment Opportunity training
  • Culturally responsive community development, engagement and collaboration

 2015-16 Student Equity Plan
(Submitted Dec. 11, 2015)

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms on Campus!

Click here for locations



It is not who you attend school with, but who controls the school you attend. 


I'm glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility.

                         – Nikki Giovanni, poet and writer



Equity Office
Building:  MLC 250
Contact: Veronica Neal
Phone: 408.864.5338


Last Updated: 1/19/16