Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

  • About

    In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, students are expected to fulfill the educational objectives of Pitzer College. These include intercultural understanding (global and local), social justice theory, and social responsibility praxis.

    To foster these educational objectives, we integrate the concepts of “equity” and “inclusiveness” into our work in academic affairs. We frame our diversity work with an assets-based, intersectional, and social ecological approach.  This means collaborating with all facets of the college; it means cultivating the conditions for all to thrive while at the same time mediating social determinants of educational outcomes; and it means accountability and action while practicing mindfulness, compassion, and interconnectedness.

    As part of our efforts at Pitzer and across the Consortium, we support inclusive practices in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse and talented faculty; we collaborate with many campus and consortial partners on events, programs, workshops, and trainings; and we work on policy and practices as they relate to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in academic affairs.

    Stop by Academic Affairs in Scott Hall, call us or send us an email to get to know us and let us know how we may be of assistance to you as we collectively work towards academic excellence. We look forward to collaborating with you.

  • People


    Kathleen S. Yep, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean of Faculty for Academic Affairs
    Professor of Asian American Studies
    Scott Hall 111

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers







    Carlos Alvarez 
    Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs
    Scott Hall 114


  • Lending Library

    DEI in AA Lending Library

    About the Library:

    Our library holds texts that explore diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in relation to academic affairs. The texts in our catalog are available to search here. We welcome suggestions about books and other publications that could be added to the collection.

    A photo ID allows you to check out up to three items for a period of one month.

    Library Location:

    Our lending library is located at the Office of the Dean of Faculty on the first floor of Scott Hall (Scott Hall 114),

    Library Hours:

    Monday through Friday

    8:00am – 12:00pm (noon) and 1:00pm – 5:00pm