Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grants
Recipients of the 2016-2017 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Grants Announced.
Chancellor’s Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity
Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez provided the inaugural lecture in the Chancellor's Dialogue on Diversity and Interdisciplinarity series, which debuted in March 2016. 
Safe Zone
Promotes education, acceptance and confidential support of gender and sexual diversity.
Campus Climate, Student Affairs
If you experience or observe behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community, please report it. You may report in a variety of ways.
This Office of Campus Climate was created to coordinate and support strategic initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion at UC Merced for all campus constituents. Director De Acker works with others throughout the campus on accountability, infrastructure and resources that support inclusive excellence, where equal opportunity, mutual respect and cross-cultural collaboration are fostered. The office also develops an integrated conflict-management system for faculty, staff and students to voice their concerns, work to resolve issues and contribute to a conflict-competent organization. Icon for providing climate feedback


Chancellor Leland withstudent bodyThe Chancellor's Message — A Focus on Campus Climate and Diversity

We enjoy a wonderfully diverse campus, particularly with respect to our student populations. As a result, UC Merced is designated as both a Hispanic-serving and Asian-American/Native American Pacific Islander-serving campus.

Not surprisingly, one of our first national rankings is directly related to this diversity. I am very pleased to report UC Merced has earned a No. 12 ranking in BestColleges.com's 2015 list of the country’s 50 most diverse colleges, universities and other institutions that offer undergraduate credentials. (The rankings are based on four data points including rates of acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment.)

While we can take pride in the diversity of our student body, that diversity alone does not create a campus climate where diverse populations of faculty, staff and students feel equally respected and with equal opportunities to learn and succeed. And so, even as we celebrate our diversity, we must also be mindful of ensuring that we create a campus climate of inclusion and respect for all who work and learn here. — Read more