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LEED Platinum; the Baldwin Winery and the Visual & Performing Arts Center (VPAC) – rated LEED Silver; and the East Cottage, Multicultural Center (MCC), Registration & Student Services (RSS) building, Science Center and Seminar (SEM) building – LEED certified.
Among the comprehensive athletic facilities are a 5,000-seat stadium, aquatics complex, gymnasiums, fields and courts. Specialized facilities include the De Anza Planetarium, which houses the only Infinium S Star projector outside Japan, and the VPAC, which includes a 400- seat performance and lecture hall and the Euphrat Museum of Art. These facilities, along with the California History Center and other buildings across campus, are spaces for the college's extensive program of cultural and educational activities that contribute to the enrichment of the students and community.
De Anza’s state-of-the-art facilities have been made possible by community support of two bond measures: Measure E for $248 million was approved by Foothill- De Anza Community College District voters in 1999, and Measure C for $490.8 million was approved in 2006. In addition to construction, bond proceeds have funded extensive building renovations; upgrades of critical electrical and mechanical systems; installation of energy-producing solar arrays; and restoration of two historic campus landmarks: the old stone Baldwin Winery building, which now houses Financial Aid, and the estate’s once-crumbling Trianon building, home to the college’s California History Center. Facilities are available for community rental.
Voters again showed their support in 2020 by approving the Measure G bond issue to provide up to $898 million to up- grade and repair facilities, classrooms and labs, and to acquire, construct and repair facilities, equipment and sites.
Community and civic engagement is a focus of the college. The Institute for Community and Civic Engagement (ICCE) was launched in 2006 to work with students on civic and leadership skills and provide them with opportunities to be agents of social, economic and political change in their communities. In 2015, the ICCE
was renamed the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) in honor of the late state Sen. John Vasconcellos.
VIDA offers a range of opportunities for students, including a certificate in Leadership and Social Change. VIDA facilitates service learning for more than 2,000 students annually and maintains active relationships with more than 25 community partners that work with students in their community engagement placements. Classes that include at least 12 hours of mandatory service are designated with an "E" and totaled on student transcripts. VIDA sponsors several initiatives and co- sponsors conferences where hundreds of historically underrepresented high school students learn about attending college and becoming active in the community. VIDA also houses the HEFAS (Higher Education for AB540 Students) Undocumented Center, a resource for undocumented students and their families. HEFAS provides supportive services, scholarship information, community resources, leadership and advocacy opportunities, and a space where everyone can feel comfortable in participating.
De Anza students also have extensive opportunities to become engaged through the leadership of the De Anza Student Government (DASG), which is active on campus, in the community and in statewide advocacy for public higher education.
De Anza College defines student equity not as providing each student with the same support, but rather connecting with students in their unique range of circumstances and supporting them in their individual journeys to academic success.
To achieve this goal, the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education partners with college leadership, faculty members, classified professionals and the Equity Action Council to provide ongoing resources, measurements and focused attention on enhancing student success. De Anza College is committed to increasing transfer rates and the awarding of degrees and certificates; improving access, course completion, course retention and persistence; and equalizing student success rates by gender, race, ethnicity and disability. The college works to address achievement and opportunity gaps by providing developmental opportunities and educational forums across the campus, and through the Equity Office, enhancing the ability of faculty members, classified professionals and administrators to provide culturally responsive support and guidance for students and each other, with the goal of creating a fully inclusive community. Using the philosophy and approach of social justice and multicultural education, student equity is achieved through rigorous ongoing accountable processes that will work toward ensuring equality of outcomes in all measurements of student access and achievement.
More information on the Equity Office is available on page 11.

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