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Events Co-sponsored

UC Merced campus affiliated groups can request funding for diversity, inclusion and climate activities, events and initiatives. Contact De Acker for more information on how to apply for these funds.

Events/ Programs sponsored thus far include:

Spring 2019

  • 2-day Diversity Awareness Workshop
  • Mental Health First Aid trainers Workshop
  • Chancellor's Dialogue on Interdisciplinarity (Dr. Mitchneck)
  • UC Stress-Free Research Project
  • Leadership Career Enhancement Program for Staff of Color
  • Bobcat Connects
  • Crucial Conversations Workshop
  • Creating a Respectful Workplace

Fall 2018

  • Chancellor's Dialogue on Interdisciplinarity (Dr. Riley)
  • Dr. Anne-Maria Nunez "Realizing the Contributions of HSIs"
  • Staff Climate Survey forum
  • "No Joke" - interactive discussions

Spring 2018

  • 2-day Diversity Awareness Workshop
  • Staff Climate Survey
  • Mental Health Information and Resources
  • "Humanizing Deportation" Digital Storytelling presentation
  • Vagina Monologues
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion grants
  • Community Forum on Recent Campus Events

Fall 2017

  • Faculty Equity Advisors Systemwide Retreat
  • Faculty Climate Survey
  • Intercultural Dialogue training
  • Critical Politics of Diversity in the Multiversity - Academic Conference
  • The Art of Inclusive Communication pilot trainings
  • Grand Re-Opening of the Graduate Cultural Resource Center
  • Addressing Race Relations in Our Community
  • Hate Crimes and the Limit of Free Speech by Professor Van Dyke
  • 30th Anniversary of Beloved
  • Jerry Kang, Chancellor's Diversity and Interdisciplinarity Dialogue


  • W-STEM activities
  • Vagina Monologues
  • Effective Strategies for Addressing Incivility In The Classroom: A Workshop for Graduate Student Instructors and TAs
  • Riding in Cars With Black People Performance
  • Dr. Meg Urry - Understanding and Addressing STEM Inequalities 
  • Kat Blaque - Women's Programs & Women's Empowerment Conference
  • Staff and Faculty of Color Affinity Group Meetings
  • Social Justice Dialogues
  • Talking Circles
  • Rainbow Lunch Series

FALL 2016

  • Staff and Faculty of Color Affinity Group Organizational meetings 
  • Students to participate in the Students of Color Conference (November)
  • Trigger Warnings Webinar


  • Graduate Student focus groups
  • May, 2016: Lavender Graduation

FALL 2015

  • December, 2015: African American student focus groups
  • November, 2015: Unit 18 Lecturers focus group
  • October, 2015: LGBTQ+ social