Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

Breaking Down Barriers

The University of San Diego welcomes students, faculty and staff from myriad backgrounds and cultures. As a Catholic university, we believe in the dignity of the individual and seek to foster a community of equity and inclusion. We believe in cultivating a community in which all feel not only welcome but also celebrated, regardless of differences in gender, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin or physical ability. We are proud of the diverse and inclusive community that we share, and we are proud that so many consider our community a home.  

We've built this page as a resource to you, so that you may explore the many avenues of support that would be available to you should you become a part of the Torero family. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Building Bridges

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Building Community

students marching with sign reading "USD Students do not Tolerate Hate" Center for Inclusion and Diversity The Center for Inclusion and Diversity serves campus by coordinating, advocating and assessing diversity and inclusion efforts across the institution.
student ambassadors at booth table Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) Members of SOAR participate in, coordinate and assist with multicultural recruitment, outreach and retention efforts events in the effort of making USD a more diverse and inclusive campus community.
SSS students at orientation Student Support Services Student Support Services is a program designed to provide additional support to students who: are first-generation, are low income, are underrepresented at USD, and/or have a documented disability.
students walking in group down sidewalk Black Student Resource Commons The Black Student Resource Commons seeks to enhance and increase student success and retention while building community engagement, facilitating identity development and supporting students’ college experience at the University of San Diego
students holding sign and smiling United Front Multicultural Commons The United Front Multicultural Commons invites all students to experience different cultures and traditions, explore identities, engage in dialogue, challenge barriers, build leadership skills and empower each other to create an intellectually vibrant, socially just and inclusive community.
girl at club booth 33+ Cultural Clubs on Campus Learn more about the many ways to get involved with a cultural student organization at USD!