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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 the UC Merced community to join us in our collective pursuit of these principles.
Dania Matos
Dania Matos to Lead Campus Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts
Dania Matos has been named Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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 
Rainbow Lunch Series
Please join us as we build a more inclusive and welcoming environment for the LGBTQ+ community at UC Merced. Click to download the flier.

 

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.

 

 

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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Contact Info

Dania Matos 

Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Please contact Donna Birch Trahan to schedule an appointment.

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