Campus Community Book Project - Get Involved

Campus and community members are encouraged to attend Campus Community Book Project events, all of which are open to the public and most of which are free. We also encourage UC Davis instructors to adopt the book for courses across the disciplines.

The Campus Community Book Project operates through two volunteer committeesthe Program Planning Committee and the Selection Committee—and from the generous support of our campus and community program contributors, sponsors and collaborators. If you are interested in learning more about getting involved with the Book Project, please complete the Book Project committee sign-up form, or contact

  • Nominations & Selection
  • The nomination period for the 2024-2025 Campus Community Book Project, on the theme of health equity and justice, is closed. We will announce our 2024-2025 selection in spring 2024.

    Each year, the Campus Council on Community and Diversity (CCC&D) and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Executive Leadership Team (DEI-ELT) deliberate and select future Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) themes, and invite all members of the campus and greater community to nominate books for the upcoming Book Project cycle. As an educational institution, we endeavor to explore and engage thoughtfully about issues that impact our lives, directly and indirectly, with the goal of building a community that promotes diversity.

    The Campus Community Book Project aims to foster dialogue among students, faculty, staff, and residents of the surrounding areas about important social issues. It also promotes learning about varied perspectives and ideas concerning the chosen topic.

    > We welcome nominations of books that meet the following criteria:

    > Compelling and thought-provoking to engage us in dialogue about contemporary controversial issues and to raise questions that have many possible answers.

    > Well-written, accessible, and engaging to a general audience.

    > Short enough to be read within the time frame usually allotted for coursework.

    > Provocative and intriguing to as many members of the community as possible, to invite diverse participation and integration into discussion groups and courses across disciplines.

    > Written by someone who is still living.

    > Author is a guest to the campus.

    Any published work that is still in print in paperbackincluding non-fiction work, plays, novels, collections of short stories or essaysis eligible. An additional consideration for the recommended title is that the book's author will be available to speak as part of the Mondavi Center's Speakers Series.

    Nominated titles are reviewed annually by the volunteer Book Project Selection Committee, which gives its recommendations to campus leadership. 

    For more information about the nomination and selection process, please contact

  • Book Project Committees
  • The Campus Community Book Project operates through two volunteer committees: the Program Planning Committee, which develops the program to accompany each cycle; and the Selection Committee, which is charged with making recommendations for the next cycle's featured title. If you are interested in participating in one or both of the committees, please complete the Book Project committee sign-up form, or contact​​​​​​​. All are welcome—students, staff, faculty, and community members. 
  • Sponsors and Contributors
  • The Office of Campus and Community Relations/DEI thanks our Campus Community Book Project partner:
    Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

    UC Davis contributors and collaborators:
    Global Affairs Summer Start; University Library; University Writing Program

    UC Davis Health contributors and collaborators:
    African American Faculty and Staff Association; Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing; Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; PRIDE Employee Resource Group; School of Medicine Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Interest Group; Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center

    Community contributors and collaborators:
    California TRANScends; Congregation Bet Haverim Countering Antisemitism Committee; Davis Parent University; Dixon High School; International House Davis