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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.
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...
Virtual Dialogue Series: Lunch and Learn
These Virtual Dialogue Series sessions that were held throughout the academic year were interactive and geared towards graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and staff.  https://...
Drop-In With the Chief Diversity Officer
Come and be heard on what matters to you!
Equity & Justice Awards Normination
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion announces our inaugural Equity & Justice Awards this Fall 2020 in an effort to recognize individuals and groups who have dedicated their time and...


The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is currently in the forming stages based on feedback from the campus community.  The inaugural Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, Dania Matos, conducted structured listening tour sessions and informal drop-in hours to inform the infrastructure.  Listening and feedback tours will continue during the spring semester (see events) for more information. 

Information on stigma and resilience from the Centers for Disease Control

Equity and Inclusion during COVID-19  This guidance document has been prepared by the Council of Chief Diversity Officers at the University of California to assist campus decision-makers, faculty, administrators, students, and staff in providing supportive positive, and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.

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