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.
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: