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Diversity & Inclusion

September 24, 2019

Dania Matos talks with staff on campus
Equity, diversity and inclusion are trending words in higher education and board rooms across the nation, but for Dania Matos, they are words that carry great weight and responsibility. As UC Merced’s first chief diversity officer, Matos is driven by an authentic commitment to embody the...
UC Merced’s School of Engineering has been recognized with a bronze award for its excellence in inclusiveness by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). To accelerate the achievement of the Diversity Pledge goals, the ASEE...
UC Merced's new Multicultural Center opened last month after years of searching for a permanent space on campus.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are pillars of UC Merced’s mission to serve, teach and conduct research. After years of working to find a permanent support space for students of all demographics on campus, the campus unveiled its new Multicultural...
At UC Merced, research and education are inextricably intertwined – in the lab and in the classroom. Professors continually refine and advance their teaching methods and curriculum to convey knowledge, and to build the critical thinking skills that...
Dania Matos has been named Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The University of California, Merced, today announced the appointment of Dania Matos as Associate Chancellor of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.  Matos is the first appointment to the new position, which will serve on Chancellor Dorothy Leland...
Chancellor Dorothy Leland with California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard at the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration.
Chancellor Dorothy Leland made her way to Capitol Hill this week for the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Leland is a founding member of the alliance, which spent Monday engaging with immigration...
UC Merced students took part in the annual Pride Week march on Monday, April 1.
On Monday, April 1st LGBTQ+ students and allies at UC Merced kicked off their annual Pride Week festivities with a ceremony by the Native Indigenous Student Coalition (NISC), followed by a march and carnival. The theme of this year’s event is...
Campus community members: Here’s a chance to unleash your inner artist while championing UC Merced’s Principles of Community . On Friday, April 19, UC Merced will host “A Night of Community Art” to showcase an array of...
A group of people seated in a circle formation engage in discussion.
UC Merced staff members, students and alumni participated in an experiment to help people gain a better understanding of others’ opinions without abandoning their own viewpoint or values. Getting people to talk about polarizing topics while...
Representatives from UC Merced have joined President Janet Napolitano’s newly formed Chicano/Latino Advisory Council for the University of California. Founding faculty member Professor Rudy Ortiz, chair for the Department of Molecular and...

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