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2020 & Beyond: Building & Thinking Forward
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion this Fall for "2020 & Beyond: Building and Thinking Forward," a series of structured listening sessions. Each session will explore three key themes and we will use this exploration to renew and reaffirm what we most value at UC Merced.
Principles of Community
These principles reflect our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures lifelong learning and growth for all of its members. We encourage every member of the UC Merced community to join us in our collective pursuit of these principles.
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Drop-In With the Chief Diversity Officer
Come and be heard on what matters to you!
UC Merced students celebrate their start at UC Merced.
University of California, Merced Diversity Statement
Diversity fosters our ability to thrive in a complex world and affirms that a diverse campus furthers our mission to create, interpret, and disseminate knowledge and values.
Campus Climate, Student Affairs
If you experience or observe behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community, please report it.  see conflict website for ways to report 

 

The Office of Campus Climate was created in 2015 to coordinate and support strategic initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion at UC Merced for all campus constituents. The new Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, Dania Matos, conducted listening tours and drop in hours in the fall 2019 semester.  The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is currently in the forming stages based on feedback from the campus community.  Listening and feedback tours will continue during spring semester (see events) for more information.

January Listening Tour

January - Building Belonging

Wednesday, January 22  - 12 noon - 2pm

Downtown Center Campus  rooms 105 & 106

RSVP here

 

 

 

UC Merced's Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

Local indigenous people, including the Yokuts and Miwuk who understand the earth as a place for everyone, first inhabited the land where UC Merced is located. When we address diversity on this campus, we do so boldly, daring to look forward and backward, imagining diversity’s demand for the 21st century and the importance of diversity in addressing past wrongs, reaffirming humanity, and ensuring a reconciliatory path of redress for the future. The most prominent path on our campus is called Scholars Lane. By day, you can see, hear and witness the embodiment of our diversity through campus community members making their way across campus framed by the slopes and peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

 

Principles of Community

UC Merced's Principles of Community reflect our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures lifelong learning and growth for all of its members. We encourage every member of the campus community to join us in our collective pursuit of these principles:

We uphold the right to freedom of expression and encourage a culture of dialogue, understanding and civility in all interactions.  We seek to create a campus where a rich tapestry of ideas is shared, collaboration is embraced, and innovation is promoted.

Follow this link for the full list of Principles

Related: UC Regents Principles Against Intolerance

 

Click here to report a bias incident to the Bias Incident ReSponSe Team (BIRST)

Click here for current workshops  and the Diversity Awareness Program Certificate

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