Guidance for Graduate Programs


Office of Inclusive Excellence

Guidance for Graduate Programs

The Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA) is a standing committee of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Their guidance requires that all graduate degree proposals include the following related to contributions to diversity:

  1. A vision for how the program will advance UC’s goals for diversity and
  2. A plan that details what steps the program will take in its first five years to move it toward the identification, recruitment, and retention of under-represented minority students and faculty.

The resources on this page provide templates and tools for use in proposal development.  Please review these materials before scheduling a consultation appointment with the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

For Academic Programs Submitting Diversity Plans

The Office of Inclusive Excellence would love to work with you on your diversity plan for new graduate degree program proposals!



  1. Review the Diversity Plan Template package JAN 2020 v.4 FILLABLE
  2. Email, SUBJECT LINE: DIVERSITY PLAN REVIEW to schedule a consultation and to provide your completed template (from the template package)
  3. After diversity plans are finalized with OIE, please forward the email endorsement that you receive along with your packet to Academic Planning.

Additional resources, please view the Resources box on this page.


See more on the Resources & Tools page