UCI is more diverse, but is it more equitable and more inclusive? This fall, the Office of Inclusive Excellence launched a certificate program to explore this question. The certificate program is open to UCI students, staff, and faculty. Participants who complete the program core course, UCI as a Minority Thriving University, plus one of the elective courses, either Wellness or Community, will receive an Inclusive Excellence certificate.
The call for applications was released campus-wide in early September. Almost three hundred applications were received for thirty spaces. To accommodate interest in the program, additional sections are planned for winter and spring.
The certificate program promises substantive debate and discussion about inclusive excellence at UCI. Each meeting is an invitation to explore how best to actualize diversity, equity, inclusion, and free speech on campus and beyond.
Details about the certificate program and specific course offerings are available here: https://inclusion.uci.edu/inclusive-excellence-certificate-program/
Related story: Office of Inclusive Excellence Certificate Program, Fall 2019