We understand and value the importance of diversity and inclusion both on and off campus. We aim to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to explore and embrace differences both within their own culture and cultures with which they may not be familiar.

Image of green during Diversity Fusion Fair

Diversity Fusion Fair

Each year, Student Activities hosts a Diversity Fusion Fair. Members of the community join us on campus to celebrate differences and explore that which makes us unique. The Diversity Fusion Fair boasts a wide variety of international cuisine, activities to help develop personal identity, and a performance stage. 

Image of students creating art during Diwali

Heritage Celebrations

We have hosted a number of heritage celebrations including events for Holi and Diwali, candlelight vigils, and the California Native Harvest Gathering where indigenous people of the area showcased traditional aspects of their cultures such as dance, weaving, and cuisine.

Students from Hope in Action looking at artwork.

Hope in Action

Student Activities creates space to hold meaningful discussion and value exploration. A few times a year, Hope in Action provides an intimate space to engage with external and internal organizations on the topics of feminism, Black and Latinx identities, LGTBQ identities, and more. 

Soka University student looking up at wall of graffiti

Art Walks

Student Activities encourages students to seek culture in the vibrant communities surrounding campus. One of the ways in which this is achieved is through “Art Walks” where students are taken on a tour of the street art in areas such as downtown Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Venice Beach.

Christelle Inema

Christelle Inema

[Angela] Davis urged her audience to ‘imagine a different world,’ a world where everyone would be equal. She said ‘if change doesn’t happen, there is no future for this planet.’

Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series with Black Student Union
by Christelle Inema, Class of 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Student affinity groups include:

  • African Student Association
  • Asian Pacific Diaspora
  • Black Student Union
  • First Gen
  • Jew Crew
  • Latines Unides
  • LGBTeam
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Students with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions (SWDCC)
  • Southeast Asian Student Association

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

On-Campus Resources 

Off-Campus Resources 

If you are dealing with a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. 

On-Campus Resources 

Off-Campus Resources