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As a Hispanic-Serving Institution[1] located on the traditional lands of the indigenous Kumeyaay people,[2] San Diego State University Library is deeply committed to supporting our diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to honor the broadest range of intersectional identities and diverse social and historical experiences expressed across our campus, and pay particular attention to the myriad forms of structural, systemic, and historic oppression that impact our campus community.

Advancing the library’s DEI goals and priorities is the responsibility of all library employees, including managers, faculty, staff, and student assistants. Our Statement on Diversity Equity and Inclusion offers more detail on our efforts.

The Library Diversity Council (LDC) is charged with coordinating the Library’s overall progress toward meeting the goals of its 2021 diversity plan and coordinating with other college diversity councils.

The LDC’s role primarily is to coordinate that work, including making progress in meeting the library’s strategic diversity goals. The LDC will guide and hold the Library accountable in the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the work at the San Diego State University Library. This includes implementation and adherence to the Library Diversity Plan.

The LDC will also use this space for resources on Diversity Equity and Inclusion.


[1] "Hispanic-Serving Institution" is a federal designation based on a 25% threshold population of Hispanic students: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/idues/hsidivision.html. SDSU received HSI designation in 2012: https://universe.sdsu.edu/sdsu_newscenter/news_story.aspx?sid=73530.