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SEID Staff Photo of Lester Lario and Meleca Consultado
  • Phone
    (562) 903-4788
  • Email
  • Location
    Mosaic Cultural Center (Rose Hall)

Office Hours

  • Regular Hours
    8 a.m.–5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

    Offices are closed on observed holidays.


To enhance the academic success and personal development of students from diverse backgrounds through holistic support.


  • Lending Library: Students are invited to borrow textbooks from the Lending Library housed in the Mosaic Cultural Center. This service is mainly to be used by students for whom buying or renting textbooks are a financial hardship. All students are invited to donate their textbooks at the end of each semester to the library.
  • BiolaShares: We desire to ensure that all students have their basic needs met so they can thrive while receiving a college education. In the Mosaic Cultural Center and the Collegium there are marked food items for any student who needs a snack or a meal. Additionally, we are able to add a limited number of Cafeteria meals to students’ ID cards if we are emailed at All students are encourage to donate a meal from their meal plan during our meal drive at the beginning of each semester.
  • SEID Send Off Ceremony: Students involved in SEID’s programs are invited to attend this multicultural culminating event to mark the significance of their achievements while at Biola. During this stoling ceremony, a student selects a mentor to affirm them publicly and are able to invite an unlimited number of guests to celebrate with them.
  • Mosaic Cultural Center: The Mosaic Cultural Center is open during work hours for students to study and hang out together. We often have free snacks and treats available! Located in Rose Hall across from Talbot East.

Department Members

Director of Student Enrichment and Intercultural Development
Lester Larios
Assistant Director, SEID