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Virtual Dialogue Series
Virtual Dialogue Series
In honoring our commitment to serve as a resource and create a space for commUNITY and professional development during this time, we are going to start with a Virtual Dialogue Series to support you and your work, now and always. Feel free to grab your food and join us to “lunch and learn.”
People First Workgroup
The People First workgroup will inform our campus-wide strategies on COVID-19 scenario planning and how they impact our people (faculty, staff, and students), through the development of general principles guidelines, surveying, and virtual focus groups.
Aerial shot of UC Merced students in the shape of a heart.
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.
Flyer for drop in hours with Chief Diversity Officer Dania Matos. Click for more information.
Drop-In With the Chief Diversity Officer
Come and be heard on what matters to you!


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 spring semester (see events) for more information. 

Information on stigma and resilence 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 on providing supportive positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.


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Dania Matos, JD

Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer

Please contact Deserie Cravalho-Crews to schedule an appointment.