Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.10
Liaison Francis Mitalo
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Riverside
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Fortino Morales
Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
In 2018, UCR was recognized as one of INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipients. The award highlights the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, demonstrated by its efforts to recruit and retain students and faculty from underrepresented populations. As part of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), the university fosters diversity within its campus in order to guide students from across the socioeconomic spectrum through their academic career. Recently, UCR boasted an 88.2% first-year retention rate for first-generation students. As of Fall 2019, the university achieved a first-generation freshman enrollment of 57%. UCR H1ghlander First-Generation Project, led by the assistant vice provost of Undergraduate Education, hosts events, activities, and programs to celebrate and uplift first-generation communities.

Documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
Website URL where documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
University Innovation Alliance (UIA): https://theuia.org/#home
First-Generation Freshmen Rates: https://news.ucr.edu/articles/2019/06/19/uc-riverside-enrolls-second-highest-rate-first-generation-freshmen-uc-system
Support for First-Generation Students: https://firstgen.ucr.edu/?_ga=2.251300805.274137367.1595136032-1606111373.1576107784

Credit prepared by Chelsea Lee.

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