Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.59
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Irvine
PA-5: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Douglas Haynes
Vice Provost for Academic Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Inclusive Excellence
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee, office, and/or officer tasked by the administration or governing body to advise on and implement policies, programs, and trainings related to diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights?:
Yes

Does the committee, office and/or officer focus on students, employees, or both?:
Both students and employees

A brief description of the diversity and equity committee, office and/or officer, including purview and activities:

OFFICE OF INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

For more than a decade, UCI has taken a university-wide approach to equity, diversity and inclusion. Led by the Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE), this charge is about dismantling the systemic barriers of racism and discrimination that have too long been the norm in higher learning and our broader communities. OIE serves the campus priorities and is committed to a transformative, whole university effort grounded in our values: expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. UCI’s powerful vision of inclusiveness and change is supported through a dedication to ensuring accountability, providing training and education, conducting responsive research and building sustainable partnerships.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is led by the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The Vice Chancellor is a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet.

Website URL: http://inclusion.uci.edu

OFFICE OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY

The UCI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) is responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and inclusive excellence at UCI.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is led by the Associate Chancellor, Equal Opportunity and Compliance. The Associate Chancellor is a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet.

Website URL: http://www.oeod.uci.edu

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CAMPUS CLIMATE, CULTURE & INCLUSION

Mission:
To monitor and assess the campus climate and make recommendations to campus leadership for further improvement consistent with our values.

Vision:
To be an active and trusted inclusionary body that connects with members of our community.

Goals:
- Further strengthen our campus climate of respect, civility and mutual appreciation.
- Foster community building and engagement through inclusion.
- Facilitate constructive discussion and act as a conduit to action for individuals and groups to promote inclusiveness among the campus community.
- Generate innovative thinking and offer solutions to assist in the resolution of campus climate issues.
- Promote the identification and sharing of best practices that promote diversity and tolerance.
- Act as a resource for collecting information on campus climate. This includes supplementing existing channels for collecting information about current tensions, dissatisfactions and conflicts.
- Reinforce campus resources that serve as venues for campus community members to air their thoughts, opinions and ideas.
- Create an inventory of campus climate data and develop metrics to aid confident decision making.

Website URL: https://chancellor.uci.edu/campus-climate/index.php


Estimated proportion of students that has participated in that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

Estimated proportion of non-academic staff that has participated in cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:
All

A brief description of the institution’s cultural competence, anti-oppression, anti-racism, and/or social inclusion trainings and activities:

All UC employees (i.e., Academic Staff, Non-Academic Staff, and Student Employees) are required to take Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training.
Supporting Links:
- http://www.compliance.uci.edu/training-and-education.php
- http://training.uci.edu/staff/required/index.html
- http://oeod.uci.edu/sho/faq_svsh.php#who

All new graduate students are required to participate in the Graduate Welcome and Orientation plus the TA Professional Development Program. Graduate Welcome and Orientation covers curricular and co-curricular resources; and TA Professional Development Program centers teaching assistant training in diversity and inclusion teaching practices.
Supporting Links:
- https://www.grad.uci.edu/services/campus-orientation/campuswide-orientation.php
- https://dtei.uci.edu/ta-professional-development-program/

All new undergraduate students are required to participate in Student Parent Orientation Program (SPOP). SPOP includes a component hosted by the UCI Campus Assault and Resource Education (CARE) office.
Supporting Link:
- https://orientation.uci.edu/

All undergraduate students are also required to satisfy a Multicultural Studies General Education category in order to graduate. This requirement develops students’ awareness and appreciation of the history, society, and/or culture of one or more underrepresented groups in California and the United States.
Supporting Link:
- http://catalogue.uci.edu/informationforadmittedstudents/requirementsforabachelorsdegree/#MulticulturalStudies


Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity office or trainings is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Joseph Morales, Ph.D., Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in the Office of Inclusive Excellence, assisted in providing information for this credit.

There are multiple websites referenced within this credit. Each provides information in support of UCI's response.

UCI Office of Inclusive Excellence: http://inclusion.uci.edu/

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