The Office of Inclusive Excellence drives UCI’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This mission is supported by campus leadership.

Below is an archive of recent community messages and national commentary about inclusive excellence from campus leadership.

Community Messages

In Observation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
October 11, 2021

Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 30, 2021

UCI is Part of a New National Consortium on Latino Humanities Studies
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
September 23, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
September 15, 2021

DACA Ruling in Texas – We Are Inextricably Bound Together as Members of the UCI Community
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
July 20, 2021

Juneteenth 2021
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 18, 2021

Resurgence of Anti-Semitism
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 3, 2021

Pride Month 2021
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 1, 2021

After the Fierce Urgency of Now Passes – Message on George Floyd Commemoration
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
May 25, 2021

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at UCI
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
April 26, 2021

Statement on the April 15 FedEx Facility Shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
April 22, 2021

Community Statement on Chauvin Verdict
Associate Dean Sameer Ashar and Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law L. Song Richardson
April 20, 2021

UC commends Chauvin murder trial verdict
UC President Michael V. Drake
April 20, 2021

Chauvin Guilty Verdict & Campus Resources
Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Rameen Talesh
April 20, 2021

Today’s Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial
Chancellor Howard Gillman
April 20, 2021

Daunte Wright – A Death in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
April 16, 2021

UC statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright
UC President Michael V. Drake
April 13, 2021

UCI’s Commitment to Inclusion and Equity
Chancellor Howard Gillman
March 17, 2021

Inclusive Excellence Term Chair Call for Nominations
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
March 17, 2021

A Message on Anti-Asian Discrimination
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
March 15, 2021

UCI Receives SEA Change Bronze Award from AAAS
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
January 12, 2021

Take the Pledge!
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
October 14, 2020

Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 7,  2020

Fall 2020 Inclusive Excellence Opportunities
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
September 28, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month: UCI as a Latinx Thriving University
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
September 22, 2020

Introducing the UCI Black Thriving Initiative 
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
August 24, 2020

An Act of Solidarity
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
August 23, 2020

Building a Culture Where Black People Thrive: Resources for Confronting Anti-Blackness 
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
August 6, 2020

Public Safety at UCI
Chancellor Howard Gillman
August 6, 2020

Pride: Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe 
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 30, 2020

Why Juneteenth Matters in 2020 
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 19, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Chancellor Howard Gillman
June 18, 2020

Inclusive Excellence and the UCI Police Department
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
CFO and Vice Chancellor Ronald Cortez
Chief of Police Elizabeth “Liz” Griffin
June 9, 2020

Message on Anti-Black Racism
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
May 28, 2020

Recognizing Mentorship and Achievement at UCI
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
May 20, 2020

Zoombombing Incident Update
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
April 21, 2020

Funding Call for Senate Faculty to Advance Equity During COVID-19 | Due May 15, 2020
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
April 14, 2020

Office of Inclusive Excellence Spring Newsletter
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
April 2, 2020

UCI Community Members Encouraged to Participate in the U.S. Census
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
March 30, 2020

Formal Review of Proposed Presidential Policy on Gender Recognition and Lived Name
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
March 26, 2020

Reaffirmation of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
Chancellor Howard Gillman
February 24, 2020

Inclusivity during difficult times
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
February 14, 2020

Statement from UC President Janet Napolitano on filing Supreme Court brief on DACA
UC President Janet Napolitano
September 27, 2019

Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 26, 2019

Hate Crime in San Diego
Chancellor Howard Gillman
April 29, 2019

Strengthening UCI’s Community: Observance of LGBTQ+ Month in June
Vice Provost Douglas M. Haynes
May 20, 2019

Fortifying Our Campus Community by Confronting Extremism and Hate
Vice Provost Douglas M. Haynes
March 18, 2019

Gender Recognition Act Update and Next Steps
Chancellor Howard Gillman
March 12, 2019

Additional Information on UCI Minority Serving Institution Fellowship
Vice Provost Frances Leslie and Vice Provost  Douglas M. Haynes
February 14, 2019

Update on our efforts to enhance the African American Experience at UCI
Vice Provost  Douglas M. Haynes and Interim Vice Chancellor Edgar J. Dormitorio
February 7, 2019

Reaffirmation of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
Chancellor Howard Gillman
January 24, 2019

Campus Commitment to Supporting Undocumented Students
Vice Provost  Douglas M. Haynes
January 17, 2019

Gender Recognition Act (California Senate Bill 179)
Chancellor Howard Gillman
November 15, 2018

Reaffirmation of Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Offenses
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 29, 2018

Hope Through Strengthening Community
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
October 28, 2018

A Message from the Chancellor: Today’s Events in Pittsburgh
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 27, 2018

Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 28, 2018

UC Irvine Piloting Program to Hire Diverse STEM Faculty
Diverse Issues in Higher Education by Sarah Wood
August 3, 2018

Important Message Regarding Francisco J. Ayala
Chancellor Howard Gillman
June 28, 2018

Reminder of Reporting Responsibility
Chancellor Howard Gillman
February 12, 2018

Reaffirmation of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
Chancellor Howard Gillman
January 25, 2018

Introducing UCI Confronting Extremism
Chancellor Howard Gillman and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia
October 24, 2017

Reaffirmation of Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Offenses
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 23, 2017

Unauthorized Poster Distribution
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
October 18, 2017

Tragic Mass Shooting in Las Vegas
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 3, 2017

In Support of Undocumented Members of Our Campus Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 5, 2017

Yesterday’s Events in Charlottesville
Chancellor Howard Gillman
August 13, 2017

UCI Named Hispanic-Serving Institution for 2017-18
Chancellor Howard Gillman
May 22, 2017

Standing Together Against Hate and Anti-Semitism
Chancellor Howard Gillman
February 28, 2017

Impact of Presidential Executive Order on Graduate Recruitment
Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Frances Leslie
February 7, 2017

Guidance on the Executive Order Affecting Visa Processes and Entry into the United States
Chancellor Howard Gillman
January 28, 2017

UCI Among Top Universities for Upward Mobility
Chancellor Howard Gillman
January 18, 2017

Reaffirmation of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
Chancellor Howard Gillman
January 11, 2017

University of California Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community
University of California President Janet Napolitano
November 30, 2016

Fostering a safe and welcoming environment for all members of the community
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Thomas Parham
November 22, 2016

Reaffirming Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence at UCI
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
November 21, 2016

Honoring and Respecting Free Speech
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Thomas Parham
October 28, 2016

Campus Posting
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
October 25, 2016

Higher Ground: The Alignment of UCI’s Policies, Principles, and Programs with the UC Regents’ Principles Against Intolerance
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
October 21, 2016

Anteater Insights: Douglas M. Haynes
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
October 21, 2016

Inclusive excellence and faculty recruitments
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia
October 18, 2016

Annual Message on Free Speech in Our Scholarly Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 23, 2016

Principles Against Intolerance
Chancellor Howard Gillman
August 5, 2016

Remarks: UCI Orlando Strong Vigil
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
June 15, 2016

Anteater Insights: Douglas M. Haynes – Asian American and Pacific Heritage
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
May 3, 2016

Free Speech and Mutual Respect
Chancellor Howard Gillman
April 29, 2016

Anteater Insights – Douglas M. Hayes – Commemorating Caesar Chavez’s Birthday
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
March 22, 2016

New Guidelines for Addressing Race and Gender Equity in Academic Programs
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
February 17, 2016

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy Update
Chancellor Howard Gillman
February 16, 2016

Anteater Insights: Douglas M. Haynes – Black History Month
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Douglas Haynes
February 2, 2016

Formation of the Office of Inclusive Excellence
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia
January 20, 2016

Formation of the Department of African American Studies
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Enrique Lavernia
January 22, 2016

We Stand Together
Chancellor Howard Gillman
December 8, 2015

Sex Offence Policy
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 8, 2015

Free Speech in our Scholarly Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 24, 2015

Formation of a Task Force on Ensuring a Positive Climate for the Campus’ African American Community
Chancellor Howard Gillman
January 30, 2015

 

New Sex Offense Policy
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 8, 2014

Free Speech and Civility
Chancellor Howard Gillman
October 1, 2014

Inclusive Excellence
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Howard Gillman
September 25, 2014

Diversity Statement
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Howard Gillman
June 19, 2014

National Commentary

Forbes |America – The Unsafe
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
September 8, 2021

The Sacramento Bee | Can Black people thrive in California? Education, prison disparities show legacy of racism
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 13, 2021

The Hill | California comes to terms with the costs and consequences of slavery
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 9, 2021

Forbes | From Royal Fairytale To Banishment: Policing The Racial Boundaries Of The Royal Family
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
March 31, 2021

Forbes | The First Is Always Last: The Scarcity Of Black CEOs In Corporate America
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
February 27, 2021

Forbes | Reparations Matter: Accountability Begins With Understanding
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
February 27, 2021

Forbes | MLK Day: Putting Our Conscience To Work To Promote Human Dignity
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
January 8, 2021

Cal Matters | A call for a California higher education compact for Black people
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
December 21, 2020

Forbes | This Time Was Supposed To Be Different
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
December 21, 2020

Forbes | Kobe Bryant And George Floyd: America’s Tragedy And Horror In Two Lives
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
December 9, 2020

Diverse Issues in Higher Education | Say Their Names, But Not the N-Word
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
September 30, 2020

The Hill | The arc of the Black protest tradition: John Lewis and BLM
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
August 28, 2020

OC Register | Policing the air out of us: Douglas Haynes
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
June 13, 2020

Insight into Diversity | Why Our Nation’s Colleges and Universities Must Confront Extremism
Vice Chancellor Douglas M. Haynes
October 16, 2019

Visit Inclusive Milestones to view a timeline of campus actions that support inclusive excellence.