Diversity & Equity
At UC Davis we appreciate that diversity in all its dimensions ensures that our faculty will bring a full range of backgrounds and perspectives to its teaching, research, and service responsibilities. UC Davis believes that diversity can be exemplified through the variety of personal experiences, values and world views that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geographic region, and more. We welcome and encourage candidates who are committed not only to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, but to the development of a climate that supports equality and diversity. Browse this site and let us know your comments and suggestions.
Academic Affairs is committed to providing equitable opportunities to all future and current academic appointees at UC Davis, including those who have been historically underrepresented in higher education, such as women, ethnic minorities, differently-abled, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and others. We accomplish this through our programs, policies and practices that promote inclusive hiring practices, supportive academic environments, tools to monitor equity, resources for faculty on the merit and promotion system and proactive retention efforts to build our diverse academic community. We provide a number of development programs to help inform members of these opportunities and information.
- Guidelines for Addressing Race and Gender Equity in Academic Programs in Compliance with Prop 209
- Academic Recruitment Guidelines (UCD 500) (PDF)
- Instructions to Appointment and Promotion Committees (ARM120) (PDF)
- Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement for UC Publications Regarding Employment Practices (UCD 500, Exhibit D) (PDF)
- Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination in Employment (APM 035) (PDF)
Programs and Resources
- Affirmative Action Personnel Program Plan
- UC Davis ADVANCE is a National Science Foundation (NSF) program funded by UC Davis that aims to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers
- Campus Community Relations - Here you can find information regarding Diversity Associations, the Campus Book Project, Campus Resources, Diversity Education Programs, and Training Workshops on Diversity
- Center for Human Services - Civil Rights & Diversity is a center dedicated to providing services and trainings that cover topics concerning staff at all levels of organization and in all program areas
- Faculty Recruitment/Retention Guidelines and Best Practices (PDF)
- Protection for Transgender People under California State Law is the landmark School Success and Opportunity Act (SSOA)
- Tips on Faculty Recruitment - Find important tips on faculty recruitment and how to better understand the recruitment process
- UC Davis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Resource Center - Here you can learn more about the LBGTQIA community, the various resources provided, news alerts, and how to get more involved
- UC President's Task Force on Faculty Diversity: The Representation of Minorities Among Ladder Rank Faculty - PDF (2006)
- UCOP Diversity: Faculty and other academic personnel - Here you can find information on key diversity resources and initiatives, family friendly programs and policies, and current systemwide and campus diversity efforts.