You bring a unique perspective. We provide the common ground. Diversity is defined in the broadest sense possible at San Diego State.
Each student’s distinctive life path, shaped by the experiences they
have and the elements that define them as a person, are valued and
celebrated. SDSU strives to provide not only varying perspectives and
learning opportunities surrounding diversity, but also the skills
students need to compete in an increasingly diverse workforce.
Aishwaryaa Dev: A Wonderful Journey
Despite initial worries of what life would be like in the U.S., Aishwaryaa 'Ash' Dev has found a safe haven here at San Diego State. Originally from India, Ash is now fully immersed in a diverse Aztec Experience with no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
Andrea Byrd: A Pillar of Empowerment
Advertising major Andrea Byrd found her niche on campus by getting involved with the Harambee Scholars Mentoring Program, KCR College Radio, the Afrikan Student Union in addition to Associated Students. The future looks bright for Andrea, thanks to her diverse experiences at SDSU.
Ryan Vanshur: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
For many students at San Diego State University, the experiences, people
and lessons learned while working toward a degree prove to be life
changing. For Ryan Vanshur, becoming an Aztec not
only changed his life, but played a key role in saving it too.
Know Yourself, Connect with Others, Embrace Diversity
Ranking after ranking demonstrates that when it comes to campus diversity, SDSU is one of the most diverse campuses in the United States. The recent U.S. News and World Report rankings released for the 2013-14 academic year showed San Diego State tied for the sixth most diverse campus amongst national universities.
The One SDSU Community initiative takes diversity to the next level. One SDSU Community invites students of varying ethnicities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds and life experiences to come together for a variety of programs and activities designed to get students to learn more about who they are as people. Once students learn about themselves, they are encouraged to connect with those who are “like them,” as well as those who have different experiences, and embrace the increasingly diverse community in which they live.