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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the Alumni Association, diversity, equity, and inclusion stands at the very core of what we do, who we represent, and who we are. We affirm the value of all members of the Santa Clara University Alumni Familyinclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, social or economic status, political orientation, and physical abilitiesamong other qualities that make us diverse.

Below you will find more on our work in this space, as well as tools, University initiatives, and more. Please be sure to visit this site often, as we will continue to update ways to get involved, resources, and most importantly, our continued progress. We are committed to learning, growing and providing opportunities for alumni involvement as we continue on this journey.  

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New Division of Inclusive Excellence Announcement

We are now pleased to announce the creation of Santa Clara’s new Division of Inclusive Excellence, bringing strong units together to centralize and scale efforts to serve the entire institution. 

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T. Shá Duncan Smith


T. Shá Duncan Smith Named First V.P. of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University has selected the highly experienced diversity educator and leader to guide and shape the University’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, including its campus culture, programming initiatives, and recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff.

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Alumni Involvement

Identity-Based Communities

Identity-based communities connect Broncos based on their shared cultural, racial, or personal identities. These communities provide alumni of diverse backgrounds a comfortable environment for networking and socializing, as well as opportunities to honor shared heritage and experiences. All who identify or support these communities are welcome to join!

Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Community
Black Alumni Community
Chicanx Latinx Alumni Community
LGBTQ+ Alumni Community
Middle Eastern & North African (MENA) Alumni Community
Native American Alumni Community
Veterans Alumni Community

Community Conversations

Join the campus community and fellow alumni in discussion

Give Towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

Help support scholarships, programming, and more

 Go (virtual) Broncos!

Identity-Based Event Recordings

Missed a virtual event or want to rewatch one? View the recordings here and stay informed and in touch with the SCU alumni community. Learn from our campus community around various topics, hear from our students, faculty and staff, and flex your lifelong learning muscle—all at a time that fits your schedule!

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Do you own a minority or women-owned business? Or know a Bronco that does?

We are compiling a list of businesses owned by alumni, including those offering delivery and pick up services, so we can spread the word and all support fellow Broncos. Please share this request with alumni you know that could use our support. Thank you!

Current Happenings



Santa Clara University Alumni Board of Directors
Navigate here to Alumni Association Board of Directors’ Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Bannan Alumni house
Navigate here to Messages from the Alumni Association
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Navigate here to President’s Office Communications

Share your thoughts with us! If you have questions or suggestions for our Alumni Relations team, please reach out to our Associate Director of Community Engagement, Jenny Sullivan ’07.