The Department of Geography is committed to enhancing diversity as part of our pursuit of academic excellence, and we support the campus efforts in this regard (see the UCSB Diversity Web Site at http://diversity.ap.ucsb.edu/). To quote Chancellor Henry T. Yang,

“Our campus is committed to creating a community of students, scholars, and staff that encompasses the rich cultural, racial, geographic, economic, and social diversity of our great state. At UCSB, we are continually striving to maintain a diverse academic community through the recruitment and academic preparation of academically qualified students, and through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.”