Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) sponsored through the Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are diverse campus organizations whose members provide opportunities for staff and faculty to explore and share the many contributions they bring to the University. These volunteers work to bring about a broad-based awareness, promote a shared environment of sensitivity and understanding, and encourage excellence and advancement at all levels within the UC Davis campus community.
Employee Resource Groups
African American Faculty and Staff Association
The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) is an organization of Black faculty and staff at University of California, Davis that addresses issues impacting the African diaspora on campus and in the surrounding communities. Members focus on ways to increase Black faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and career advancement. Justice, equitable treatment, and inclusion comprise AAFSA’s core reason for being, and the effort needed to realize these ideas compels AAFSA to act.
General Email Contact for AAFSA Leadership Team: leadership-AAFSA@ucdavis.edu
Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance
To promote the general welfare and interests of the Asian Pacific American faculty, staff and students at UC Davis.
What We Do
- Serve as leaders and official representatives of the Asian Pacific American community at UC Davis
- Strengthen professional and social relationships between Asian Pacific American staff, faculty and the University
- Encourage recruitment, hiring and retention of Asian Pacific American staff and faculty at UC Davis
- Promote career and personal development opportunities for the Asian Pacific American staff and faculty at UC Davis
- Promote, pursue and implement diversity on the UC Davis campus
Chancellor's Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual Communities
The Chancellor’s Committee on LGBTQIA+ Communities (CCLGBTQIA+) is committed to advancing equity, building intersectional coalitions, fostering the health and well-being of our communities, and creating a more inclusive campus environment. The committee advocates to the Chancellor and senior administrators on the needs and concerns of UC Davis LGBTQIA+ communities, and strives to support our communities with relevant resources, connection to community, and networking opportunities.
Latinx Staff and Faculty Association
Check out our site! LSFA.ucdavis.edu
- Higher participation from LSFA General Members
- Partner with UC Davis recruitment to achieve “To Boldly Go” Goal #3
- Embrace diversity, practice inclusive excellence, and strive for equity; and make UC Davis a place of excellence for learning and working by supporting a culture that values the contributions and aspirations of all our students, staff and faculty, promotes wellness, and cultivates the open interchange of ideas
- Collaborate with other Employee Resource Groups, Student Organizations, Faculty, and Departments
- Pursue connection with Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success
Native American Faculty & Staff Association
The UC Davis Native American Faculty & Staff Association is a constituent group of UC Davis. Any employee of UC Davis is eligible for membership; no verification of heritage is required. We only ask that you be committed to diversity and support fellow employees at UC Davis. The purpose of the Native American Faculty & Staff Association is to develop and maintain a support group for UC Davis staff, faculty, and students which enhances and increases the presence and visibility of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives within our community. We promote employment, training, and advancement of American Indian staff into positions of increased responsibility (i.e., supervisory, management, and executive positions) and support the goals and mission of the UC system in general and specifically at UC Davis.
We sponsor events and activities that are of interest to the membership including Native American Cultural Days, member art workshops, off-campus activities, and speaking engagements.
UCD Community Interest Groups are sponsored by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost and the Office of Campus Community Relations to support and represent staff and faculty diversity on campus. Volunteers work to bring about a broad-based awareness, promote a shared environment of sensitivity and understanding, and encourage excellence and advancement at all levels within the UC Davis campus community.
Michelle Cerami, Chair
Residential Academic Specialist
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie
Associate Professor, Native American Studies
Director, C.N. Gorman Museum
Assistant Director, Admissions
Native American Arts
C.N. Gorman Museum at UCD features artworks and lectures by contemporary Native American and Indigenous artists.
Southwest Museum at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles has an exceptional collection of California and Southwestern Native art and features exhibitions, events and an annual market in Nov.
Heard Museum, Phoenix holds substantial collections and a wide range of Native American exhibitions with an emphasis on the SW.
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis has been a leader over the last ten years in acquisition of important contemporary Native American and First Nations art through their Fellowship Program and annual market. Works from the historical and contemporary collections are regularly on exhibit.
Oakland Museum of California includes a historical display of California lifeways and basketry.
Bay Area Native American Indian Network provides a regular schedule of exhibitions and events in the Bay area.
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley.
California State Indian Museum, Sacramento.
Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Bussman Hall, emphasises California cultures, artists change Monthly.
Maidu Museum and Historic Site, Roseville.
Marin Museum of the American Indian, Novato.
Mendocino County Museum, Willits.
Northern California Flute Circle, Native American Flute concerts & workshops.
Pacific Western Traders, Folsom. Native American arts, books, recordings, videos, Pendleton blankets. Changing exhibits.
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, Washington DC. Check out their online exhibits!
Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe.
Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe.
Native American Service & Community Organizations
Sacramento Native American Health Center, 2020 J Street, Sacramento. 916-341-0575.
Chapa De Indian Health Clinic, 175 W. Court Street, Woodland. 530-661-4400.
Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955. Classes: Tues: Beading, Drum, Aerobics. Thurs: Medicine Warriors/All Nations Dance, Fri: Talking Circles, Sat: Gardening, Parenting. Library open some Tues/Thurs.
Tribal Economics and Social Solutions Agency, Sacramento. Native American foster care agency.
American Indian Child Resource Center, Oakland. Native American foster care agency.
Veteran Constituency Group
The Veteran Constituency Group's mission is to serve as a campus veteran resource that fosters unity and advocates on behalf of veteran staff, faculty and students in an effort to increase the presence, visibility and advocacy of the University of California, Davis veterans, service members and families. We will work to bring about a broad-based awareness, promote a shared environment of sensitivity and understanding, and encourage excellence and advancement at all levels within the UC Davis campus community.
Through the Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC) the Veteran Constituency Group will review campus policies and procedures affecting veterans relative to employment and educational opportunities and make recommendations to promote the general welfare and interests of the veteran, service member, and military family of faculty, staff and students at UC Davis.
The UCD Veteran Constituency Group (VCG) effort was initiated in late summer 2013 as a subcommittee of the Affirmative Action subcommittee of University of California, Davis’s Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC), led by Maxine Rogers (Central HR) and Sara Reed (Shared Services Center). The Charge of SDAAC includes reviewing the UCD Annual Affirmative Action plan and making recommendations to human resources regarding programs and activities for staff. As SDAAC became more knowledgeable about the increasing staff and student veteran population the group took steps to ensure the campus community was inclusive and welcoming of Veterans.
In response to the Affirmation Action Staff Personnel Plan, the Affirmative Action subcommittee developed an outreach plan and presented to SDAAC. The outreach plan focused on employment and educational opportunities for veterans on the UC Davis Campus. To assist in addressing the needs of Veterans the Affirmative Action subcommittee recommended that a Veterans Subcommittee be created by SDAAC.
A group of individuals, both supporters and veterans, worked diligently for over a year to become a recognized constituent group and were recognized on November 19, 2014 . The initial group includes veterans, currently serving Reserve individuals, military family members, and supporters of veterans and military members and have supported current efforts on campus in support of students and staff recruitment.