BLACK LIVES MATTER Resources
Mesa cares about creating a safe place for students. In the event that any student feels their social justice, anti-racist, or other rights have been violated, please submit a complaint.
Student Services Call to Action
Student Services Call to Action was a direct response to the spark felt around the world by the murder of George Floyd, the resulting light being shined on structural racism and our responsibility to ensure that our students, with a focus on Black students, have access to equitable outcomes and opportunities to succeed and thrive. The links below capture individual Student Services departments response to the call. Click the links to learn more about new 2020/21 goals designed to remove barriers and create clearer paths for Black students to succeed.
Learn more about Mesa's Student Services
Chancellor's Cabinet Message
We, the members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, are sending a special message regarding recent and continuing events in our nation and local communities.
SDMesa Library Guide
This guide is intended to help students, faculty and community who are researching The Black Lives Matter Movement.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services led forums for grief and resilience building.
We welcome all who have been impacted by the devastating deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd and so many others.
- A time to share grief and related feelings
- A time to share how you will uplift your life & family
- A time to share ideas about ways to pursue justice
Professional Development @ The LOFT
Learning Opportunities for Transformation (LOFT) is the campus hub for professional learning activities. The LOFT provides a space specifically designated for employee training and development. Mesa College offers resources for its employees as well as sharing the knowledge of others.
SDMesa Equity Initiative
In 2017, Mesa College entered into a multi-year year partnership with the Center for Urban Education (CUE). Our focus was to expand the capacity of faculty, staff and administrators across the campus to support and carry out instruction using the Principles of Equity Mindedness. Our efforts focused on the following major equity efforts at Mesa College.
Black Studies Department
The Black Studies Department is a holistic and interdisciplinary field of study that includes and connects history, psychology, sociology, politics, literature, religion, oral communication, music, and art.
The Umoja-Mesa Academy Program (UMAP) at San Diego Mesa Community College is open to all students, but, its unique program design specifically aims to increase the graduation, retention, and transfer rates of African-American students.
World Cultures Art Gallery
The World Cultures Collection at Mesa College was initially assembled to introduce Mesa College students to art created for use in Africa. Over the past few years the collection has grown to include pieces from India, MesoAmerica and the Pacific. It is a valued resource for students studying the visula arts, anthropology, Black Studies, and other courses in the Humanities.