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UC Santa Barbara

Undergraduate School

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UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106
(805) 893-8000
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School Information
"The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara. Our students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. Our academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. All of this takes place within a living and learning environment like no other, as we draw inspiration from the beauty and resources of our extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean." The university enrolls over 26,300 students and has 200 majors, degree, and credentials programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
UC Santa Barbara has provided financial support to scholars studying racial justice. The university has announced its Racial justice fellowships, which will provide recipients $8,000 in summer funding for three years on top of a five-year package of full funding, as well as its $8,000 Racial Justice Fellowship for graduate school students. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The university had an exhibition titled "A Call to Action: Documenting Santa Barbara’s Art & Activism." The description partially reads, "Since March of 2020, we have been challenged and reshaped -- as a community and individuals -- by our experiences living through the COVID-19 pandemic and renewal of abolitionist and anti-racist activist movements. Amidst the shift to remote learning and working, UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections initiated two ongoing projects: the Santa Barbara Black Lives Matter Community Archives and the COVID-19 Community Archives."
Program and Research Funding
  • Racial justice fellowships will provide recipients $8,000 in summer funding for three years on top of a five-year package of full funding.
  • The graduate program announced a new, $8,000 Racial Justice Fellowship
  • UCSB is hosting a reading of "When They Call You a Terrorist", a book which "provides an intersectional analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement..."
  • As part of its "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources," the university also has "ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES, To support you on your journey to becoming anti-racist."
  • The Division of the Humanities and Fine Arts recommended "developing cotaught cross-departmental graduate seminars on pedagogy and curricular change that address trans-departmental challenges to redeveloping department curricula. To implement this, one or two per academic year could be offered with funding support. These seminars would include curated bibliography and other resources (housed on the HFA website) and would devote time to assignments tailored to individual department needs. Faculty co-instructors would receive teaching credit; programming and supplies funds, web site support funds, and graduate participants’ stipends would be provided." Topics could include "‘Triggers,’ ‘Civility,’ and other pedagogical flashpoints: how to maintain academic freedom in the classroom and sensitivity to traumatic histories, racist texts and commentary" and "The US is not the World: devising strategies, terminology, and methodologies for highlighting this point in discussions of race and intersectional identities in courses focused on the US, in courses focused on ‘globalization,’ migration, decolonialization, and in courses focused on specific regions of the world."
Symbolic Actions
  • On January 27, 2023, the school shared a message from President Joe Biden on the death of Tyre Nichols which stated, "It is yet another painful reminder of the profound fear and trauma, the pain, and the exhaustion that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day."
Last updated February 4th, 2023
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