Inclusivity & Wellness Center

Basic Needs, Dreamer, Health, LGBTQ+, and SparkPoint Center

The Inclusivity and Wellness Center serves as a vital resource for DVC students, providing support for basic needs, including health and financial literacy services, and catering to the needs of LGBTQIA+ and undocumented students. 

WE'RE OPEN! The Inclusivity and Wellness Center is in its soft opening phase and we are open by appointment only. Please contact Kristina Gomez to make an appointment.

Spring 2021 student leaders within Associated Students of Diablo Valley College repurposed the Inclusivity and Wellness Center as a collaborative effort with the college to create the Basic Needs, Dreamer, Health, LGBTQ+ and SparkPoint Center. Previously, student leadership within the Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC) and Diversity Affairs Committee (DAC), identified a need in 2014 for more inclusive campus space for students. With a committed, steady effort in partnership with the College, the Center was developed and implemented.


Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement:

The Inclusivity and Wellness Center, a collaborative effort with Diablo Valley College and the Associated Students, is dedicated to fostering a supportive, inclusive, and thriving community for all students. Our mission is to address the diverse needs of our student body by supplying comprehensive resources, support services, and programming centered around Basic Needs, undocumented, immigrant communities/mixed status students, Health Services, LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies, and financial wellness through our SparkPoint services. By advocating for equity, promoting social justice, and fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment that promotes academic success, personal growth and community engagement, we strive to create an environment where every student feels
valued, supported, and empowered to thrive.

Vision Statement

The Inclusivity and Wellness Center envisions a future where every student at DVC, faculty, staff, and allies feel fully supported, celebrated, have equal access to higher education, and empowered to succeed in a supportive and inclusive environment. We aspire to be a beacon of hope and empowerment, supplying comprehensive support,resources, and advocacy to ensure the success and well-being needed for all students to thrive academically,personally, and emotionally. We strive to create a campus culture that embraces diversity, fosters understanding, and promotes equity for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, socioeconomic status, or expression. Through collaborative partnerships, innovative programming, advocacy, and community building initiatives, we strive to break down barriers, challenge systemic inequities, and cultivate a sense of diversity, equity, inclusivity, access, and belonging, while also fostering allyship and solidarity across our campus.

With this vision and mission, the Inclusivity and Wellness Center has two major goals:

Address the diverse needs of our student body by providing comprehensive resources, support services, and programming centered around basic needs, undocumented, health, LGBTQIA+, and financial wellness
student advocacy.

Enhance student retention, support and success The Inclusivity and Wellness Center programs and services align with this vision, mission, and shall promote all the following core values, with an emphasis on social justice and cross-cultural empathy and solidarity.


The Inclusivity and Wellness Center shall promote all of the following core values, with an emphasis on social justice and cross cultural empathy and solidarity.

Social Justice
shall promote equality and make effort to end oppression especially in areas of gender, ethnicity, class, disability, age, sexual orientation and spiritual faith.

Cross Cultural Empathy and Solidarity
shall promote understanding and appreciation of all cultures and embrace communication between different cultures and unification through mutual respect.

Student Leadership
shall promote opportunities for students to practice leadership and promote collaboration between students, clubs, organizations, staff and faculty.

Freedom of Expression
shall embrace expression of diverse cultures, backgrounds and opinions.

activities shall be environmental friendly and executed with long-term goals and implications in mind.

Community Building
shall promote relationship-building to form an inclusive, connected and inviting community.

Academic Outreach
The Center shall support academic discussions and learning around but not limited to social justice.

Have questions? Need more information? Want to get involved?
Location: Student Union 111 (first floor of Student Union)

Kristina Gomez (she/her/ella)
Interim Senior Program Coordinator
Phone: 925-969-4288

Stay connected with us! Instagram: @dvc.IWC