Division of Equity & Community Inclusion
Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Services
Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Services is a collaboration between the Asian American Studies (AAS) Department and Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM). The goal of AAPI Student Services is to improve the learning environment, strengthen academic outcomes through targeted support services, and improve and expand SF State’s capacity to serve high-need Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPI) and low-income degree-seeking undergraduate students.
AAPI Student Services involves three comprehensive and complementary activities:
- Broad dissemination of information, targeted academic resources, and holistic support for student success;
- Student learning communities with culturally-relevant and community-responsive practices, linked courses, and peer mentors;
- Faculty development and faculty learning communities.
Black Unity Center
The Black Unity Center advances educational equity and promotes student success by providing the campus with culturally responsive programs and resources from an Afrocentric paradigm. The Center empowers students of African descent and students who seek to learn and engage within an Afrocentric framework by serving as a unifying force to ensure the highest potential for self-determination and academic success.
The Center implements cross-campus community collaborations and a multidimensional, African-centered environment with transformative, impactful, and socially conscious programs. These programs allow students to grow academically, interpersonally, culturally, and professionally in order to advance recruitment, matriculation, retention, and graduation. The Black Unity Center's programmatic structure offers supportive initiatives and workshops in the areas of culture and intellectual stimulation, preparation for the future, affirmation of achievement, skill building, art and performance, and community service through an Afrocentric lens.
Dream Resource Center
The Dream Resource Center supports the undocumented student population including those who may or may not qualify for AB 540. We are located in the Student Services Building, Room 206. In our Center, we offer resources and support to current and incoming undocumented students including students in mixed-status families. On our website, you will find information about how we support the academic and personal success of our undocumented students. SF State welcomes all students to apply regardless of immigration status. As a University, we encourage personal growth through participation in interactive programming and workshops that support the intersectionalities, multicultural/multi-ethnic identities, and holistic wellness of our students. SF State has a strong network of campus and community members that are committed to helping AB 540 and/or undocumented students achieve academic excellence. Throughout the year, we provide a series of leadership and professional opportunities, financial aid resources, connections to legal support, and informational workshops to give you the information you need to continue succeeding on campus.
Office of Diversity & Student Equity
The Office of Diversity & Student Equity serves as the principal office that advocates for, provides resources about, and fosters professional development opportunities about diversity and equity for all students. The goal of this office is to promote a campus climate that is inclusive and welcoming for all students through strategic partnerships across the campus and in alignment with key initiatives of the University such as the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Strategic Plan, SF State’s Strategic Plan, etc.
Office initiatives and activities are designed to support intercultural learning, capacity building and training, and student learning and development through best practices in social justice pedagogy, inclusive models of excellence, and an intersectional framework. All current and new efforts to provide educational programming promote diversity, equity, and social justice for students who are exploring the political, cultural, historical, and social impact on self and the community on their pathway through the University. We welcome participation in campus conversations, programs, and initiatives, to share and network with others on a range of topics and themes. The Office of Diversity & Student Equity is grounded in social justice pedagogy and seeks to build a sense of belonging and community on campus.