UC San Francisco received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—UC San Francisco was featured along with 42 other recipients in INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s December 2019 issue.

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done every day across their campus.”

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected UC San Francisco based on our institution’s exemplary diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on our campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. The publication named the Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium as a stellar example of the kind of social justice an activism that demonstrates UCSF’s outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare education. Read more here.

For more information about the 2019 HEED award, visit www.insightintodiversity.com.

Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award 2019