Office of Academic Diversity (OAD)

The Office of Academic Diversity (OAD) works to strengthen and diversify the academic pipeline at UC Davis. It develops programming to advance the recruitment, retention, and promotion of faculty members whose research, teaching, and service advances multicultural perspectives in all fields of studies. It similarly supports programs aimed at graduate student success, especially for those students who may be the first in their family to pursue a graduate degree. Finally, the office recognizes that all undergraduate "Rising Scholars" are an invaluable campus resource, and therefore champions their success as well, primarily by spearheading the campus initiative to become a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Our Goals

  • Empower faculty equity leaders
  • Elevate the work of diverse faculty as they solve global problems
  • Support equitable ecosystems for student opportunity
  • Model equity inclusion in higher education

Office of Academic Diversity Programs

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