Students at Commencement

The University of San Diego prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive community. By bringing together students from different cultural, religious and economic backgrounds, USD helps foster a respectful and trusting environment.

True to our founders’ vision, the university strongly advocates the promotion of a civil society that values cultural awareness and respect. Additionally, the University of San Diego believes academic excellence requires a learning community that is characterized by inclusive engagement with diverse peoples and perspectives.

Through the efforts of the Center for Inclusion and Diversity and the United Front Multicultural Center, USD resolves to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons regardless of age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.

Perhaps most importantly, USD is committed to providing an environment for all individuals in our community to become competent and ethical citizen leaders who strive to affect positive and sustainable change in an increasingly multicultural society.

"Thirty percent of Fall 2010 undergraduates were persons of color." - USD Institutional Research and Planning

Our Campus Culture

Two Students at USD


The faculty, administration and staff of the University of San Diego is committed to making all members of our community feel welcome and included in the campus culture. These efforts focus on:

  • Engaging differences
  • Overcoming ignorance
  • Supporting the voice and visibility of all members