For more than a decade, UCI has taken a university-wide approach to equity, diversity and inclusion. Led by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, this charge is about dismantling the systemic barriers of racism and discrimination that have too long been the norm in higher learning and our broader communities.


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UCI Black Thriving Initiative

UCI Black Thriving Initiative recognizes and responds to anti-Blackness as an existential threat to our mission as public research university. 

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Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE) is a joint program overseen by the Office of Inclusive Excellence and Graduate Division. Faculty Mentors and graduate student Representatives collaborate to improve Ph.D. and terminal M.A. program climate, equity, and diversity.

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Equity Advisors

An Equity Advisor is a senior faculty member, appointed as Faculty Assistant to the Dean in their respective schools. Equity Advisors participate in faculty recruiting by approving search strategies and raising awareness of Best Practices.

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SEA Change

UCI SEA Change

This program aims to realize systemic transformation and continual institutional improvements in all academic units at UCI, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) fields.

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Carol Connor

Carol Connor Equity Advisor Impact Award

Frances Leslie

Frances M. Leslie DECADE Mentor Excellence Award

LEAD Committee

Latino Excellence and Achievement Award (LEAD)

Tom Angell award recipient

Tom Angell Fellowship Award