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Submission Date June 20, 2023

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University of California, Davis
PA-7: Support for Underrepresented Groups

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Does the institution have a publicly posted non-discrimination statement? :

The non-discrimination statement, including the website URL where the policy is publicly accessible:


In accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and University policy, the University of California, Davis, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, age, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services (includes membership, application for membership, performance of service, application for service, or obligation for service in the uniformed services), status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. As required by Title IX, the University of California, Davis, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions, employment, or other activities.

Does the institution have a discrimination response protocol or committee (sometimes called a bias response team)?:

A brief description of the institution’s discrimination response protocol or team:

The Compliance and Policy office is responsible for ensuring that the University responds effectively to all reports of sexual violence and sexual harassment, reports of other prohibited forms of discrimination and harassment, civilian complaints against police officers and complaints made under the UC systemwide Whistleblower and Whistleblower Protection Policies.

Reports are received via the general HDAPP phoneline, an anonymous call line, email, online reporting forms and mail. After concerns are reported to HDAPP, the following steps take place (a) initial assessment, (b) email outreach to the complainant, (c) intake meeting with complainant (optional), (d) university review of information available to determine next steps, and (e) resolution pathways, which may include close/referral; mitigating measures/alternative resolution; and formal investigation.

HDAPP offers support to those who have experienced or witnessed a bias incident, act of discrimination, or hate crime by connecting individuals to confidential on-campus resources, providing a support person or advocate, and/or implementing interim/mitigative and remedial measures.

Information on HDAPP support offerings is listed online: https://hdapp.sf.ucdavis.edu/resources-support

In 2021-22, 1170 harassment and discrimination complaints were reported to the Title IX Office or HDAPP, a 45.5% increase over reports received in 2020-21 and a continuation of the trend seen over the past three years. Forty-nine formal investigations were charged in 202122. This includes some cases that were received by the Title IX/HDAPP office prior to July 1, 2021 and excludes some cases that were received in 2021-22, but charged for investigation after June 30, 2022.

Annual Reports are publicly available: https://compliance.ucdavis.edu/about-us

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit students from underrepresented groups?:

Does the institution have programs specifically designed to recruit academic staff from underrepresented groups?:

Does the institution have programs designed specifically to recruit non-academic staff from underrepresented groups?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to recruit students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:


UC Davis is a minority-serving institution and has status as Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/hsi

The Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) stands for educational equity. The SRRC hosts community programs targeted towards underrepresented minority students. In addition to the community programs, the SRRC performs recruitment services such as K-12 Outreach, Pathway to College Support, Reservation Outreach, College Admission Info, Community College Outreach, and Campus Visits Experience. The goals of these recruitment programs are to promote and support academic preparation, leadership development and cultural enrichment activities for non-college tracked youth and community college students (K-12 & community college). The SRRC aims to interest historically underrepresented, low-income or educationally disadvantaged students in continuing their post-secondary education, inform students of the post-secondary opportunities available at UC Davis, or other higher education institutions, use a scaffolding pedagogy to culturally empower and progressively move students toward degree completion, and promote holistic learning to engage students in the praxis of critical consciousness. SRRC Recruitment Website: https://srrc.ucdavis.edu/services/recruitment

Many of the students and families in these programs. come together once a year at the Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership conference. https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/ccylc

Through the University of California, UC Davis participates in a number of Community College transfer programs related to articulation, ASSIST, and transfer prep.

Investment in communities underrepresented in our higher education system—particularly at our R1 (highest research output) institutions in the University of California will support our ability to create global citizens and solve local-global problems. To that end, UC Davis is focused on cradle-to-career solutions. In 2021, UC Davis partnered with lead agencies in three regions: Redwood Coast (lead agency: Cal Poly Humboldt), North State (lead agency: Shasta College), and Sacramento (lead agency: Los Rios Community College District) to apply for a 4-year grant from the California legislature to support K-16 collaboratives with community college, school district, and CSU partners. Subsequently, UC Davis was delighted to learn that it is a collaborator in all three regions.

UC Davis is committed to ensuring that graduate students and postdocs feel like they belong at UC Davis, regardless of background. https://grad.ucdavis.edu/resources/diversity/initiatives

The Grad studies outreach and recruitment team visits schools and attends conferences across the country to encourage students to apply to graduate school at UC Davis. UC Davis offers application fee waivers for students who have participated in one of many graduate school preparatory programs. Prospective postdoctoral scholars are highly encouraged to apply to the UC Office of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. They provide assistance with the UC Davis graduate school admissions process and help navigate understanding offer letters and submission of the statement of intent to register (SIR).

The Alliance for Multi-campus, Inclusive Graduate Admissions (AMIGA) brings together faculty from select graduate programs and groups to develop holistic review for graduate admissions in a final total of eight humanities and humanistic social science graduate programs at each UC campus.

The UC-HBCU Initiative is a program offered by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). The program connects faculty and undergraduate scholars at both UC (University of California) and HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) campuses. https://www.ucop.edu/uc-hbcu-initiative/

Envision UC Davis is a program aimed at creating a more diverse and talented workforce at UC Davis, in the State of California, and the nation. Participants learn about the graduate programs at UC Davis, engage with current graduate students and faculty, Receive helpful tips about the graduate school application process. The program was launched by Chancellor Gary S. May in spring 2018. https://grad.ucdavis.edu/about-us/events/envision-uc-davis-program

Individual schools and colleges also offer programs to promote diversity among graduate and professional students including UC Leads, UC Davis School of Medicine Office of Admissions and Outreach (Summer SCRUBS, Saturday Academy), UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (EAOP collaboration for the Veterinary Medicine Exploration Academy, VMEA), and other activities.

UC and UC Davis have a number of outreach, recruitment, and retention programs that are open to all but focus on the needs of underrepresented youth with college-going aspirations.
- The Linda Frances Alexander Scholars Program (LFA) provides academic, social and cultural enrichment for students of the African Diaspora that empowers them to attain educational excellence and prepare for our competitive global society. Students enroll as new first-year or transfer student and will participate through their first year at UC Davis. https://cadss.ucdavis.edu/programs/LFA
- The UC Davis Educational Talent Search (ETS) program mission is to encourage and assist middle school and high school students from low-income families pursue a postsecondary education. The program reaches 1,700 students each year from communities in Yolo, Sacramento and Solano Counties https://education.ucdavis.edu/educational-talent-search
- The goal of Upward Bound is to provide high school students who are low income or whose parents who did not attend college better opportunities for attending college. We offer both a summer program and academic support during the school year. https://education.ucdavis.edu/upward-bound
- Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) is a social justice movement that empowers youth and transforms education by creating platforms for critical literacy, access to higher education, youth voice and civic engagement. SAYS elevates the voices of students as the authors of their own lives and agents of change. (SAYS) https://www.says.ucdavis.edu/about
- Created in 1976, the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) primarily serves students who are the first in their family to go to college or who are considered socioeconomically disadvantaged. EAOP connects UC Davis with K-12 schools and the community. In the 2019-2020 academic year UC Davis EAOP worked with over 3,000 students in 32 schools. The program provides information about college entrance requirements, how to apply, what happens when you arrive and how to pay for a college education. https://eaop.ucdavis.edu/
- American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED (Department of Chemistry) established in collaboration with UC Davis EAOP, the UC Davis Chemistry Department, and the American Chemical Society, exposes students to academic disciplines in the physical sciences and related careers. https://eaop.ucdavis.edu/project-seed-application
- GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Rural Valley Partnership, a federally funded program of the UC Davis School of Education, serves over 1,700 students in 6 school district pathways in the north Sacramento Valley area. GEAR UP is a UC Department of Education grant program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. https://education.ucdavis.edu/gear
- The Guardian Scholars Program is committed to improving the educational outcomes for students with lived experiences in foster care by providing services and support to meet their needs through transition, graduation, and post-graduation planning. https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/programs/guardian-scholars
- The Guardian Professions Program https://grad.ucdavis.edu/gpp
- The Educational Opportunity Program is committed to serving the student body at UC Davis by helping first-generation, low-income students strengthen their academic skills to meet the demands of a research university. https://eop.ucdavis.edu/
- The Special Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) at UC Davis strives to maximize the academic and social experiences of incoming Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students. As part of EOP’s mission, STEP aims to support first-generation and low-income students by facilitating the transition from high school to postsecondary education during their first two years at UC Davis. https://eop.ucdavis.edu/step
- TRiO Scholars Program supports first-generation college students, students who are low-income (based on the US Department of Education scale), and students who have a physical or learning disability https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/programs/trio-scholars
- Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters, and Science (MURALS) is a pre-graduate opportunity program designed to enrich the research experience of students situationally disadvantaged in their access to graduate school. https://opportunity.ucdavis.edu/programs/murals
- The Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) is an intensive enrichment program for undergraduates who have a strong interest in undergraduate research in biology. Students are eligible to apply for BUSP if they are incoming freshmen interested in the life sciences at UC Davis and belong to one group that is underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. https://biology.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/eeop/lower-div/busp
- Mentorship for Undergraduate Research Participants in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MURPPS) is designed to increase the number of underserved students who pursue graduate studies in the physical and mathematical sciences by offering students the chance to work with professors on research projects relevant to their major. https://urc.ucdavis.edu/murpps
- The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. https://mcnair.ucdavis.edu/
- The UC Davis MESA Center is dedicated to the enhancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and college outreach to middle and high schools in the greater Sacramento Region. https://mesaschools.ucdavis.edu/about
- UC Scout is a University of California Student Academic Preparation and Educational Partnerships (SAPEP) program that develops and delivers A-G approved online classes and curriculum to students around the globe. https://www.ucscout.org/about/
- Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) represents the California branch of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. https://urc.ucdavis.edu/camp
- Through hands on experiential learning, mentorship, and expanded learning opportunities, DCI STEM (formerly the grant-funded pilot initiative, Snap The Gap™), is designed to promote equity in STEM. https://stemstrategies.ucdavis.edu/dci-stem
- The Leadership in Engineering Advancement, Diversity and Retention (LEADR) programs’ mission is to recruit, retain, and graduate a diverse population of students from the College of Engineering. https://engineering.ucdavis.edu/undergraduates/leadr-program
- The Transfer and Reentry Center (TRC) https://trc.ucdavis.edu/
- Veteran Success Center (VSC) https://veterans.ucdavis.edu/
- AvenueE helps community college transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis and provides ample opportunities to prepare them for engineering and computer science careers. We help eliminate barriers that prevent the full participation of underrepresented groups in STEM. https://avenuee.engineering.ucdavis.edu/
- AvenueM is a community college to medical school pathway program that aims to reduce barriers to entry to medical and other healthcare careers. https://avenuem.ucdavis.edu/
- AvenueB is designed to help community college transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in the biological sciences. https://avenueb.ucdavis.edu/
- The PROMISE Engineering Institute (PEI) was established as a discipline-specific initiative, inspired by the NSF EHR/HRD/AGEP program, to broaden participation in engineering tenure-track faculty. https://pei.ucdavis.edu/about-us


UC Davis strives to attract, select, retain and develop a diverse and talented workforce who will contribute to the university’s mission and vision. A variety of resources and goals related to affirmative action, hiring diverse candidates, and developing an outreach plan for recruitments are available to help campus members embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into their employee recruitment efforts.

UC Davis Talent Acquisition strives to increase the diversity and strength of the UC Davis staff workforce through strategic outreach and community partnerships. Specifically, the Staff Diversity Ambassador Program pairs Talent Acquisition Partners with staff diversity leaders from UC Davis to conduct community outreach. Staff Diversity Ambassadors connect directly with diverse members of our community and help advance the campus's Diversity & Inclusion Vision Plan and the Chancellor’s Strategic Plan. Ambassadors engage in staff development and retention efforts by sharing information about the campus community, offering insights into resources, networking opportunities, support systems and opportunities available through Employee Resource Groups.

Additionally, UC Davis encourages supervisors to work with a Talent Acquisition Partner to develop an inclusive recruitment outreach plan for all employment searches. Talent Acquisition Partners can provide diversity-competent knowledge on ensuring that applicant pools are representative of the campus’s diverse community.

UC Davis is committed to equal employment opportunity in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Consistent with these legal requirements, UC Davis takes affirmative actions to address underutilization in its workforce of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. To assist with this goal, the Compliance and Policy unit works with Human Resources and Academic Affairs to coordinate and monitor the University's affirmative action efforts.

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion resources for diversifying hiring practices: https://diversity.sf.ucdavis.edu/how-do-i/diversify-my-hiring
UC Davis Affirmative Action Plans: https://compliance.ucdavis.edu/affirmative-action
UC Davis Staff Diversity Ambassador Program: https://hr.ucdavis.edu/employees/diversity/ambassador-program
UC Davis Talent Acquisition Website: https://hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/recruitment


The STEAD Committee is made up of trained UC Davis faculty members who provide information and advice about practices for achieving excellence, equity, and diversity in faculty recruitment at the University of California, Davis. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in hiring. The STEAD workshop aims to identify factors that can introduce bias into the faculty recruitment process and to provide evidence-based approaches that will maximize the likelihood that excellent and diverse scholars will be identified, selected for offers and recruited onto the UC Davis faculty. https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/stead

The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) is one of six initiatives of UC Davis ADVANCE, a National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation grant with the goal to increase the participation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers. Initially CAMPOS focused on advancing the recruitment, hiring, and success of UC Davis faculty with exceptional contributions to STEM research, teaching and service whose presence at UC Davis would help address issues affecting the underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM. Over time, the mission of CAMPOS grew to include STEM faculty whose research, teaching and service address the needs of all communities currently underrepresented in STEM disciplines.https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/campos

The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Social Science, Arts, and Humanities (CAMPSSAH) builds on the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) mission to encompass the multicultural perspectives of academic faculty in social science, arts, and humanities as well as STEM. Both Centers focus on expanding the presence of women and underrepresented faculty in those disciplines. https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/campssah

The Faculty Hiring Investment Program (HIP) is a program to provide resources to the schools, colleges and divisions to support additional opportunities for senate faculty hiring that either transcends the boundaries between traditional departments, schools and/or colleges or extends the disciplinary range of a single department, school or college into critical new areas resulting in a transformative augmentation of that unit. One of the criteria for a candidate to be considered for HIP includes significantly advancing campus goals for diversity (racial, ethnic, gender, cultural, etc.). https://leadership.ucdavis.edu/initiatives/provost-initiatives/faculty-hiring-investment-program

Recently, UC Davis has launched an ambitious to hire 100 new faculty members that will bring their diverse and transdisciplinary approaches to bear on UC Davis’ Grand Challenges — serious problems that include sustainable food systems, reimagining the land grant university, climate crisis and emerging health threats. Davis is embracing the philosophy that the world’s most serious problems can be solved only by people with a wide variety of perspectives, and is encouraging colleges and schools all over campus to infuse their recruitments for new faculty members with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/renewed-emphasis-diversity-faculty-hiring https://www.ucdavis.edu/academics/our-faculty/join-us

Other initiatives include:

- Confidential Advisor to assist candidates with in-person interviews and effective evaluation of (required) Statements of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/writing-and-evaluating-statements-contributions-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-1
- Faculty Success Program enrollment https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/ncfdd
- Transition support, mortgage assistance programs, and dual career support through the Capital Resource Network and Partner Opportunities Program https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/capital-resource-network https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/partner-opportunities-program-pop
- Award-winning Work-Life Balance Program https://hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/worklife-wellness

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support, academic support, or other programs designed specifically to support students from underrepresented groups on campus?:

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs designed specifically to support academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:

Does the institution have mentoring, counseling, peer support or other programs to support non-academic staff from underrepresented groups on campus?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs designed specifically to support students, academic staff, and/or non-academic staff from underrepresented groups:


UC Davis has several academic retention initiatives for students with marginalized identities. These initiatives support students, especially early in their education, to achieve, build resilience and feel the sense of belonging that is essential to their success in a university setting.

The Center for African Diaspora Student Success (CADSS) is intensively focused on the retention, persistence, and graduation of all undergraduate students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Davis. The Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS) is committed to providing academic, social, and personal support for students. The Native American Academic Student Success Center (NAASSC) is focused on creating a sense of belonging for Native American students in a culturally appropriate way. Additionally, a Strategic Asian Pacific Islander Retention Initiative is in the process of being developed.

The Student Community Center is home to dynamic student life center and academic services, and includes centers such as the AB540 Undocumented Student Center, Cross Cultural Center (CCC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) Resource Center, Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC), and the Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC).

The AB540 and Undocumented Student Center strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and actives participants in the surrounding communities. The center promotes a holistic approach to recruitment and retention of students in higher education, taking into account a student’s mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

The CCC upholds its mission of working towards a more just and liberated world by creating compassionate community spaces that foster identity development, critical consciousness, and collective innovation. The center has six values that guide its work: advocacy, cultural competency, educational excellence, identity exploration, and leadership development.

The LGBTQIA Resource Center provides an open, safe, inclusive space and community. The center promotes education as well as space for self-exploration about all sexes, genders and sexualities and their intersections with other identities.

The SRRC hosts student-run and student-initiated programs created by students for students to foster holistic, academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness for youth and college students. The SRRC hosts seven community programs called ACE: African Diaspora Cultivating Education, AIRR: American Indian Recruitment & Retention, Bridge: Pilipinx Outreach & Retention, Collective: Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Empowerment, GAAAP: Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program, SAFE: Southeast Asians Furthering Education, and SOL y LUNA: Students Obtaining Leadership y Latinxs United in Navigating Academia. All of these SRRC programs have student leaders who develop and implement recruitment and retention services, strategies, and activities for various communities.

The WRRC is a resource for everyone promoting gender equity in the UC Davis community. Womxn, transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals need places where they can find support when facing gender bias, gendered violence and the impacts of inequities on self-esteem. The WRRC is a space to study, relax, be inspired, and laugh in the company of folks who believe in their full potential.

Student Affairs Academic Retention Initiatives Website: https://studentaffairs.ucdavis.edu/student-life/ari

Student Community Center Website: https://studentaffairs.ucdavis.edu/resources/scc


The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion supports more than 1500 advisory committee, employee resources groups, and diversity leadership group members—groups that meet more than 100 times in the course of a year—in their work to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus and in the community. https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/community-networks

The Capital Resource Network (CRN) supports newly recruited employees and their families by easing transition stress and assisting to establish personal and professional connections. Offering exceptional diversity and inclusion benefits, the CRN helps to attract and retain the best and brightest from all over the world.


The Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC) advises the Chancellor and Provost via the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor Campus Community Relations regarding the campus Comprehensive Diversity Action Plan on matters related to staff. The committee reviews staff related affirmative action programs and recommends activities; recommends Diversity Education and Training programs; advises the campus senior administration regarding general employment related policy issues; and participates in the planning and offering of campus programs to promote diversity and inclusion.


LAUNCH is a mentoring program designed to support Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS) and Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (CAMPSSAH) faculty scholars at UC Davis. LAUNCH committees provide mentorship and guidance to faculty members during much of their careers at UC Davis.


Campus and Student Engagement is an outreach program of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that collaborates with a broad cross-section of campus and local community organizations to develop and support programs and initiatives that foster an inclusive and welcoming campus climate.

Campus and Student Engagement facilitates leadership opportunities for staff, students and faculty through the following Administrative Advisory Committees: Disability Administrative Advisory Committee (DIAAC), Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC), Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAC) and the Campus Council on Community & Diversity (CCC&D). Campus and Student Engagement works together with these committees to create challenging and informative campus and community programs.

CRN Website: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/capital-resource-network

SDAAC Website: https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/administrative-advisory-committees

LAUNCH Website: https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/launch

Campus and Student Engagement Website: https://diversity.ucdavis.edu/campus-student-engagement

Does the institution have training and development programs, teaching fellowships and/or other programs that specifically aim to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members?:

A brief description of the institution’s programs to support and prepare students from underrepresented groups for careers as faculty members:

The UC Davis McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program for students funded by TRIO and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to encourage students from groups often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees. The program serves first-generation college students from low-income families and students from populations underrepresented in graduate education. Students who participate in the McNair Scholars Program receive benefits such as academic, career, and personal counseling, mentoring by faculty, preparation for the GRE, assistance in applying to graduate school, paid travel to professional and research conferences, training in research methodology, and a summer research internship with a research stipend of up to $2,800. About 20 UC Davis undergraduates and incoming transfer students are selected each year to participate in academic year and summer activities.

UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence Through Advanced Degrees) is a two-year program designed to identify educationally or economically disadvantaged undergraduates in science, mathematics or engineering who show promise of succeeding in doctoral degree programs. The program provides students with educational experiences that prepare them to assume positions of leadership in industry, government, public service, and academia. Additional benefits include: research experience, research stipends, GRE preparation, seminars and advising, and travel to professional meetings.

While the following two programs are open to all students/postdocs, UC Davis intentionally encourages individuals from underrepresented groups to participate in the following:

(1) Professors for the Future: Professors for the Future (PFTF) is a year-long competitive fellowship program designed to recognize and develop the leadership skills of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who have demonstrated their commitment to professionalism, integrity, and academic service. This unique program sponsored by Graduate Studies focuses on the future challenges of graduate education, postdoctoral training, and the academy. Professors for the Future is designed to prepare UC Davis doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars for an increasingly competitive marketplace and a rapidly changing university environment. PFTF Fellows receive a $3,000 stipend.

(2) GradPathways: GradPathways is a premier professional development program that builds on the successes of our previous Professional Development Series, a nationally recognized program that has served thousands of UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars since its inception in 2004. Recent reports by the Council of Graduate Schools and the UC Davis Special Task Force on Graduate Education demonstrated the need to do more to ensure success in graduate school and future career endeavors. GradPathways helps to answer that need.

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP) was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

The UC Davis Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (a sister program of the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellows Program) offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. These contributions may include public service addressing the needs of our increasingly diverse society, efforts to advance equitable access to higher education, or research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT. The program seeks applicants with the potential to bring to their academic careers the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

McNair Scholars Program at UC Davis Website: https://mcnair.ucdavis.edu/

UC LEADS Website: https://ucleads.ucdavis.edu/

Professors for the Future Website: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/professional-development/professors-future

GradPathways Website: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/professional-development/gradpathways

PPFP Website URL: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/about-ppfp/index.html

CPFP Website URL: https://grad.ucdavis.edu/resources/postdoctoral-scholar-resources/chancellors-postdoctoral-fellowship-program

Does the institution produce a publicly accessible inventory of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus?:

Does the institution offer housing options to accommodate the special needs of transgender and transitioning students?:

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