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About Diversity

Through policies, procedures, and programs, UCSD strives to create a workplace environment in which employees with many differences communicate and work together effectively.

UCSD supports a variety of resources to increase diversity on campus including:

Individual responsibilities for diversity

The relationships among UCSD staff, faculty, and students serve as the university’s most important resource to promote and sustain diversity. UCSD encourages employees to:

  • Promote inclusiveness
  • Value differences
  • Avoid actions or behaviors that offend, demean, or exclude

Definition of diversity

Diversity is a characteristic of organizations whose employees have many differences in areas that include but are not limited to race, gender, culture, language, national origin, religion, age, abilities, and sexual orientation.

Diversity at UCSD

During the last 10 years, the UCSD workforce has become steadily more diverse, just as the community around us has become more diverse. In 1998, then-Chancellor Robert C. Dynes established the Diversity Council and also issued the UCSD Principles of Community, which provide a framework of values that support diversity.

Administrative responsibilities for diversity

Dr. Sandra Daley, Associate Chancellor, is the chief diversity officer at UCSD. Other administrators with specific responsibilities for diversity include the vice chancellor – Business Affairs, the assistant vice chancellor – Human Resources, the director of Human Resources for Equal Opportunity/ Staff Affirmative Action, and all department heads, supervisors, and managers.