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Office of Equity, Social Justice and Muliticultural Education

Our programs

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Equity Core Teams (ECT)

Student Equity Advocacy Leadership Training

State Equity Initiatives

High Impact Practices Seminars and Speakers Series

Trainings and Certificates

Cultural Humility


Equity Professional Development


Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Genders, and Sexuality

Equity Officer Representatives

Room Reservation Request

Conference and Summits

Equity Partners In Learning (formally Partners In Learning)

Intersectionality & Student Success Conference (Formally Queer & Now)

Equity Leadership Summit (AKA: Linkages Institute)

Allies Retreat

Training programsEquity Core Teams

Diversity Dialogue Groups

Cultural Humility Certificate

Equity In Education Student Leadership Certificate

WAIT! For Equity (White And Invested Teachers)

Equity visionConceptual Framework

Ways We Serve

Guiding Assumptions and Core Values

Visual Tools

campus Equity PlanningResources for Equity Planning

Resources for Deans

Resources for Chairs



The Art of Change Exhibit

Past Newsletters

Event Galleries


LGBTQ Resources

Lending Library 


Faculty (Full and Part-time)

Classified and Certified Professionals

Department Chairs

Manages and Deans

Multicultural EducationWhat is Multicultural Education?

Overview and History of Heritage Months

Heritage Month Events

Equity Pedagogy

Culturally Responsive Teaching




Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

Higher Education for AB540 Students (HEFAS)

Higher Education for AB540 Students(HEFAS) at De Anza College is an institutional and educational program that will provide resources, reduce financial stress, and create a safe learning environment for all students with an emphasis on undocumented/AB540.

It will implement a book loan program, peer advisors, and free access to resources; which will secure their educational success. We are dedicated to empower students, build leadership skills, promote social justice, and advocate for higher education.

Provide Resources
  • Scholarships        
  • Internships
  • Transfer Information and Aid (especially for schools who are AB540 friendly)                     
  • Book loan program
  • Peer advisors and free access to resources
  • Computer and free printing       
  • Safe place for support of a community
  • How to figure out college schedule and start strong(placement testing, educational planning)   
  • Connecting existing campus food programs to HEFAS
  • Providing materials (i.e. staplers, scissors, cantons/blue books etc.)
Reduce Financial Stress
  • Refer to payment plane
  • Stipends to student tutors
  • Establish  money and book loan program
  • Provide info on college services like ECO pass
  • Create a job list (career center)
Create a Safe Learning Environment
  • Keeping things confidential
  • Friendly environment
  • “Know your rights” workshops, constitutional rights red cards, police brutality awareness
  • Identifying community resources such as SIREN and DEBUG!
Empower Students
  • Build leadership skills
  • Build social and communication skills
  • Connect them into similar programs or clubs like IMASS
  • Encourage participation and “Undocumented and Unafraid” Mentality
  • ALWAYS! give opportunities to become and develop as leaders.
  • Provide with tools to develop their leadership skills
  • Create and show videos!
  • Leader of the Month
  • Volunteer of the Month
  • Tutor of the Month
Advocate for Justice
  • Bulletin and flyers from clubs, projects, or programs to make aware of their social justice events.
  • Encouraging the students to attend the events
  • Motivate people to be active in social work/justice that have to do with bettering our lives
  • Connecting students to existing on and off campus community partners
  • Workshops for students to engage and expand their knowledge (know your rights, E.N.D education not deportation, dead mob)
  • Materials that people can wear or display to raise awareness ( i.e.buttons to promote HEFAS)
  • HEFAS members will always be educating people on current issues related to undocumented students and immigration law/acts.
  • HEFAS social networks to connect with outer community (face-book, twitter)
If you would like to get involved with or need more information on HEFAS, please contact

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 

Building: MLC 250

MLC Floor Layout

Adriana Garcia


Last Updated: 6/10/15