Who We Are

The Office of Inclusive Excellence drives UCI’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. This commitment is fundamental to advancing the campus’s mission as a public research university. To this end, the office provides campus accountability, mounts training and education, conducts responsive research, and builds and sustains partnerships with universities and colleges that share this commitment.

Our mission is to establish UCI as national leader and global model of inclusive excellence, where all faculty, graduate and undergraduate students expect equity, support diversity, and practice inclusion.

Welcome from Interim Vice Chancellor Rodrigo Lazo, Ph.D.

Thank you for visiting the Office of Inclusive Excellence website.

Our office centrally organizes and offers programs, funding, tools and resources to extend campus accountability, education, responsive research and strategic partnerships to enhance understanding about diversity, equity, inclusion and free speech.

As you know, UCI's aims to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence relies on the engagement of all of our students, faculty, staff, and community partners. I hope that you will find among the information shared on our webpages ways that you can engage fully to advance equity and inclusion in meaningful ways for your thriving and the continued vibrancy of our campus community.

Here are the ways you can engage and collaborate with us:

Expect Equity, Support Diversity, Practice Inclusion and Honor Free Speech,

Rodrigo Lazo, Ph.D.
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion