Opportunities and commitments
A Commitment to Excellence through Diversity
UCI is committed to excellence through diversity and to the goal of reflecting diversity in our faculty, student and staff populations, as well as our teaching, research and public service endeavors.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence oversees institutional accountability, mounts education and training programs, conducts responsive research, and builds partnerships with universities and colleges dedicated to inclusive excellence. This office fosters and fortifies a campus culture in which faculty and students alike expect equity, support diversity and practice inclusion.
OEOD is responsible for the university’s compliance with federal and state laws and university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and retaliation, as well as the university’s affirmative action obligations as a federal contractor. In addition, OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination and inclusive excellence through sexual harassment/discrimination prevention trainings, diversity programs, complaint resolution, consultation on EEO/AA and diversity-related issues, as well as collaborations with other departments and organizations across the university and broader community on initiatives that curtail sex offenses, sexual harassment and discrimination, and advance inclusive excellence.
As part of a UC-wide initiative, this multiconstituency advisory committee monitors and considers the interpersonal and intergroup atmosphere on campus, and advises the chancellor on ways to further the spirit of inclusion and community.
These groups foster cross-departmental social interaction, professional networking, cultural competencies, recruiting and mentoring. Diversity affinity groups also offer the UCI community at large an opportunity to consult with group members as an information resource.
CFEP creates collaborations that support preparation for and success in higher education. Its focus is on equity and access for all students in order to achieve UC's goal of academic excellence.
DECADE aims to increase the number of minorities and women underrepresented in their disciplines receiving doctoral degrees at UCI.
UCI's Small Business Program helps departments establish and maintain access to equal opportunity for the purchase of goods and services in accordance with university policy. The Small Business Coordinator participates in outreach activities that strengthen the university's relationship with the small business community.
UC is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom, research lab and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.