Diversity Resources

An anonymous artist put out a sign to inspire bike riders with Want It, Dream It, and Believe It as they pass through the East Quad and Shield Avenue on Friday August 26, 2011 at UC Davis in Davis, Ca.

The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state's history into the present. Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values and worldviews 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 location and more.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to fostering a multicultural academic environment that supports the success of all members of our community, with the belief that this diversity strengthens and enriches our research, scholarship and teaching.

On Campus Resource Centers

  • Cross Cultural Center
    ...supports student leadership in advancing the collective vision for community empowerment and social justice following six guiding values: advocacy; cultural competency; community building; academic excellence, research and education; identity exploration; and leadership development.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center
    ...provides an open and inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, cis-sexism, genderism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism.
  • Services for International Students and Scholars
    ...assists incoming and current international students and scholars and their families with visa and immigration issues while they are at UC Davis, as well as orientation, assistance, information and referral to international students, faculty and researchers regarding financial, personal, cultural and academic concerns.
  • Student Disability Center
    ...committed to ensuring the equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
  • Student Recruitment and Retention Center
    ...hosts efforts to encourage the recruitment and retention of graduate and undergraduate students from under represented backgrounds in higher education.
  • Women's Resources and Research Center
    ...provides a place for students to learn about resources and educational programs that focus on gender equity and social justice.
  • AB540 & Undocumented Student Center
    ...strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities.

Other Resources

If any action by a member of our community is discriminatory or shows disrespect, please bring this to the attention of the Chair, Department Manager or a trusted member of the faculty. The following are additional campus resources.

  • Harassment and Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program
    ...supports the University's commitment to a discrimination-free work and learning environment through educating about the issues and resolving conflicts and complaints related to harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and hate and bias.
  • Office of the Omsbud
    ...a confidential, independent, impartial and informal problem-solving and conflict management resource for all members of the UC Davis campus community.
  • Office of Campus Community Relations
    ...serves the campus and general community by working in collaboration with a broad, diverse cross section of the campus community to develop a strategic plan to guide the university in the development and assessment of policy, programs, initiatives and outreach efforts to increase diversity, improve campus climate and promote inclusiveness.
  • Student Judicial Affairs
    ...serves the campus by enforcing student conduct standards and by upholding student students and responding to student grievances.

Student Wellness Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • Red Folder
    A faculty and staff guide for assisting students of concern. Provides emergency and non-emergency numbers, as well as 24-hour and after hours resources.
  • Student Health and Counseling Services - Helping Dangerous Students
    SHCS offers tips for recognizing troubled students and what you can do to help.
  • Online CARE Report
    This online form is for providing the University with information about a distressed or distressing student. The University will use this information to best determine how to help a student in need.