Our Mission

EAC logo crop by alumni Megan Jerbic

The Equity Action Council is a shared governance body that helps facilitate campus wide development and support, engagement, implementation of programs, evaluations, policies and procedures that are in line with De Anza College's vision of equity, social justice, and multicultural education. The council helps meet the goals and objectives of equity at De Anza and in particular, the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education.

(The EAC logo was created by student alumni Megan Jerbic)


Meetings

The Equity Action Council meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 2:30-4p.m. Meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

agendas and minutes

eac jan 2019

Equity Champion Awards 2023

Learn more about the awards winners in 2023 Equity Champion Awards website. 


2023-2024 Membership

Students

  • DASG Rep: Arianna Aguilar
  • ICC Rep: Sulmi Sultaan

Classified

  • Patricia del Rio (Tri Chair)
  • Maritza Arreola
  • Shaila Ramos

Faculty 

  • Maurice Canyon
  • John Jimenez
  • Casey Regehr

Administrators

  • Elvin Ramos (Tri Chair)
  • Yvette Alva Campbell
  • Lisa Mandy

At Large 

  • Danny Acosta

Office of Equity

  • Michelle Hernandez
  • Adriana Garcia

Our Charge

  • Promote a climate of humility, equity, and appreciation for diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of the college
  • Support the work of the Equity Office
  • Advise on equity and inclusion issues to the college shared governance groups
  • Assist with the development of a campus climate survey every 3 to 5 years to assess the equity environment and explore opportunities for growth and development
  • Advocate for the development and implementation of policies and procedures that facilitate the success of our diverse student body, faculty and staff. Specifically, the committee works to identify existing or emerging equal opportunity and equity issues, advising college leadership in the development of responsive policies, and analyzing and recommending action based on relevant research and practices.
  • Advise and actively promote the development and implementation of policies, procedures and employee development that facilitates the transformation of our workforce and environment into a community that is more inclusive, socially just, knowledgeable about the diverse array of cultures which comprise our community, and skilled in facilitating the growth of the entire campus.

The Equity Action Council (EAC) helps facilitate campus wide development, engagement, support and implementation of programs, evaluations, policies and procedures that are in line with De Anza College's vision of equity, social justice, and multicultural education.  The Council helps meets the equity program goals at De Anza College and in particular, the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education.

With the supportive input and commitment of the Equity Action Council, the Equity Office strives to meet the demands of the campus and the critical charge of the office. The Equity Action Council helps facilitate campus wide development and support, engagement, implementation of programs, evaluations, policies and procedures that are in line with De Anza College's mission and vision of equity, social justice, and multicultural education. The Council helps meet the goals and objectives of equity, social justice, and multicultural education at De Anza and in particular, the Equity Office. Thus, the Equity Office works closely, and is aligned with, the larger goals and objectives of the EAC.

Recommended Reading

Our Next Meeting

Winter 2024 Quarter

Wednesday, March 6th, 2023

2:30-4pm

Online via Zoom

Zoom Meeting ID- 8700-2197-531


Resources

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