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San Bernardino Valley College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
701 S Mt Vernon Ave
San Bernardino, California 92410
(909) 384-4400
School Information
"Founded in 1926, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) is a comprehensive community college offering a full range of degrees, transfer programs to four-year institutions, and certificates in a wide range of careers. As the original and largest of two colleges in the San Bernardino Community College District, SBVC is a regional leader in career and technical education with programs in nursing, human services, computer information technology, welding, electrical and dozens more. Weekend, online, evening, short-term and distance learning classes are available along with classes in Big Bear." (Source:
General Information
San Bernardino Valley College adopted what it called an "Anti-Racism/No Hate" education. This may include adding "diversity and multiculturalism to degree requirements" and a series of virtual events. SBVC does not currently require Critical Race Training sessions of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states that in order to enroll a more diverse student body, "[t]argeted outreach efforts by Black/African American academic and counseling faculty, staff, and student ambassadors should be envisioned."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states that it would "continue to expand the Community of Practice training opportunities for full and part-time faculty to include training that will provide direct support for faculty to address the needs of Black/African American student population."
  • SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states that it would "[e]mbed equity professional development training within areas of the college where they are currently lacking (adjunct orientation, in-service days, etc.)."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • With the adoption of the "Anti-Racism/No Hate" education resolution, SBVC may add "diversity and multiculturalism to degree requirements."
  • Beginning in Fall of 2022, SBVC will require a minimum of 3 semester units to fulfill the Area F: Ethnic Studies requirements for the general education breadth requirement for all students.
  • Regarding changes to the English Department's curriculum, SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states the following: "With the implementation of AB 705, the English Department was put in the unique position of revising its curriculum and providing supplemental support to meet student needs through an equity lens, ensuring that inclusivity creates a pathway for student success." Additionally, the department "formed a Community of Practice, inclusive of full- and part-time faculty to provide continued professional development training for teaching the new curriculum."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states that it would "[require] Anti-Black racism training for all staff and faculty (employees)."
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The SBVC Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism has a number of projects, initiatives, and resources in order to focus on anti-racism and inclusive efforts and to eradicate unconscious bias and systemic racism.
Program and Research Funding
  • The mission of the Puente Project at San Bernardino Valley College is to "increase the number of educationally underrepresented students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities to obtain their bachelor's degrees and return to the community as leaders and mentors of future generations."
  • The college will continue to host virtual events and professional development activities.
  • As part of the Anti-Racism efforts, SBVC participated in a number of Equity Workshops in March and April 2021 with webinar topics including Implicit Bias, Equity, and Anti-Racism.
  • SBVC hosted a webinar discussion of “How to Be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi.
  • The college's District Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee is "charged with aligning Districtwide DEI efforts and conduct[s] research and make[s] DEI recommendations to the Chancellor’s Council."
  • The July 2023 "President's Board of Trustees Report" states that one of its goals is to "be a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist institution."
  • SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states that it would "[e]valuate course objectives and SLOs, viewing the necessary course requirements through an equity lens and the way they respond to Black/African American student needs and avoiding bias."
Symbolic Actions
  • SBVC's 2022-2025 Student Equity Plan states that it would "[e]stablish additional or enhanced Orientation and Day of Welcome designed for Black/African American Students."
Last updated January 8th, 2024
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