Our Mission

The Black, Faculty, Staff and Administrators (BFSA) of De Anza College is a network of faculty, staff and administrators who identify as Black, African-American, African, Afro-American or of African ancestry or descent, and those colleagues who support our causes and initiatives. Our mission is to:

  1. Promote cultural diversity and positive race relations throughout the College community
  2. Create a climate which is conducive to the well-being and professional aspirations of Black staff, faculty, students, and administrators
  3. Hold the College accountable through direct lines of communication with the College leadership to keep issues of inclusiveness, diversity, and equity at the forefront of policy making
  4. Provide a mediating structure for issues concerning Black faculty, staff, students, and administrators
  5. Provide beneficial information and engagement opportunities for issues and events that are important to Black faculty, staff, and administrators
  6. Support initiatives to recruit, provide formal and informal support, and create an environment for success that leads to long-term retention and growth of Black faculty, staff, and administrators
  7. Sensitize the De Anza College community to the academic and professional needs of Black faculty, students, staff, and administrators arising from historical factors and institutional practices

Our Vision

The Black Faculty Staff, and Administrators (BFSA) network aspires to create a campus climate that is equitable, inviting, nurturing, and hospitable for Black faculty, staff, students, and administrators.



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