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Diversity Education

Read about the variety of educational opportunities UCSD offers to learn more about diversity.

UCSD employees represent a variety of backgrounds, worldviews, and belief systems that are rooted in their cultures, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, abilities/ disabilities, and other factors. UCSD offers several ways for employees to learn more about diversity.

Background and services

In 1993, then-Chancellor Richard Atkinson issued a statement of UCSD's diversity principles and goals, which has resulted in the development of several entities that support diversity education and awareness on campus and in our workforce. These include:

  • UCSD Principles of Community
    • The UCSD Principles of Community is a collaboratively developed statement, issued by the chancellor, that provides a framework of values supporting diversity and affirming the unique contribution of each member of the UCSD community.
  • UC Learning offers several courses aimed to increase awareness of diversity and teach strategies for applying cultural competence in the workplace.
    • Diversity Education
    • Building Productivity Through Respect and Dignity
    • Creating a Rewarding Staff Environment
Notice: The information on this page summarizes provisions of university policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Refer to the Personnel Policies for Staff Members (PPSM) and local implementing procedures or applicable collective bargaining agreement for full text of referenced information.