Diversity Collaborative

CCSF students

What is the diversity collaborative?

The civil rights gains of the 1960s and 70s gave rise to the diversity departments at City College of San Francisco. These departments strengthen each other by working together in the Diversity Collaborative. Our programs grew out of various social struggles, such as the United Farmworker's Movement, the Disability Rights Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Liberation Movement, and the Stonewall Riots.

  • Historical Legacy: 

The Third World Strikes at San Francisco State University (1968) and U.C. Berkeley (1969) led to the establishment of Ethnic Studies departments at universities and colleges across the nation.

Departments devoted to gender, sexuality, class, and disability studies benefited from the victories of the Ethnic Studies movement.

  • Intersecting Identities:

We are proud of the intersectional analysis at the foundation of the City College of San Francisco Diversity Collaborative where students learn how their multiple identities contribute to the richness of their lives and provide strength to our continuing struggles for social justice.

Outreach Updates

Slideshow of current outreach plans and activities for Fall 2016.


  • Library Programs
    The CCSF Library Programs Committee collaborates with other City College departments and centers, as well as student organizations, to create events that reflect and enrich the creative, intellectual and cultural diversity of the City College community. We bring writers, poets, artists, musicians, filmmakers and others to the City College Centers to give students the opportunity to meet and interact first-hand, to recognize African-American HistoryChildren’s LiteratureLatino/a American Heritage, and Lunar New Year, to name a few.
Join us for Latina/o Heritage Month!
  • Project Survive
    Project SURVIVE is a peer education program of the Women's Studies department, which trains students to make classrooms presentations on promoting healthy relationships. Peer educators, both women and men, suggest resources and information to help students build intimate relationships based on respect and trust. They also offer students strategies for identifying, avoiding, and leaving abusive relationships.
Say No to Rape 2012