Diversity Committees

Diversity committees provide a structured forum from which the senior leadership is apprised of recommendations and concerns from the diverse campus community and can maximize enterprise-wide potential and expertise to further the success and mission of the University. Membership on the committees is voluntary and represents faculty, staff, students, and trainees.

Explore our committees below

  • Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (4CI),
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  • Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (4CI) Staff Subcommittee,
  • Department Diversity Leaders,
  • UCSF Committee on Disability Inclusion,
  • UCSF Committee on the Status of Women,
  • UCSF LGBTQ Committee,
  • Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA),
  • Chicanx Latinx Campus Association (CLCA),
  • The Black Caucus at UCSF

Chancellor’s Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (4CI)
Formed in 2012, at the direction of the UC Office of the President, the Chancellor’s Council on Campus Climate, Culture and inclusion (4CI) serves as UCSF’s body to advise leadership and provide ongoing evaluation of our institution's (campus and health) work to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) across all dimensions of diversity. The 4CI brings together representatives of various campus and health efforts, as well as those focused on our learners, teammates (faculty and staff) and community to foster a diverse and welcoming climate for all.

Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion (4CI) Staff Subcommittee
To identify, implement, and evaluate efforts to improve and promote inclusive and equitable climate for UCSF staff, recommend changes that impact underrepresented staff groups that work with the VC’s office and the 4CI to address issues and support the Chancellor’s 3-year goals.

Department Diversity Leaders
To share resources among representatives from UCSF departments who are carrying out diversity work within their units, to learn about the different types of work that encompass diversity efforts (i.e. faculty recruitment, education and training, diversity in residency) and provide fellow faculty with a community that supports their interests and initiatives.

UCSF Committee on Disability Inclusion
To examine the issues affecting individuals with disabilities at UCSF, including: evaluating policies, programs and procedures, serving as a coordinating and advisory body to increase accessibility and inclusion for this community.

UCSF Committee on the Status of Women
To examine the issues regarding the status of women on this campus (excluding those involving wages, hours or working conditions); To analyze existing policies, procedures, and /or programs that affect those issues; To serve as a coordinating body for groups or individuals concerned with the status of women at UCSF; To recommend to the Vice-Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach changes that will continue to afford women equal and fair access to campus programs and activities.

UCSF LGBTQ Committee
Our mission is to actively assess the UCSF climate as experienced by LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and learners. We will listen to and address the concerns and interests of the LGBTQ community and act as an advisory group to the Office of Diversity and Outreach. We will promote the visibility, inclusion and equity of the LGBTQ+ community at UCSF.

Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)
To promote professional and social relations within UCSF, as well as the rich and diverse cultural heritage of all Asian communities. APASA works with other minority organizations to address issues of equality, fair labor practices and diversity at UCSF.

Chicanx Latinx Campus Association (CLCA)
To bring together the Chicanx/Latinx community at UCSF with the goal of increasing its representation on campus, such as: addressing issues that affect the community; giving recognition to the contributions and efforts of its community; and providing professional development opportunities.

The Black Caucus at UCSF
Founded in 1968, The Black Caucus serves as an instrument of change, community building, and professional support. As the oldest culturally-based affinity group in the UC System, the Black Caucus is built on a foundation of social justice advocacy. During the Civil Rights Movement Black workers at UCSF, known as the “basement people” because of their disparate working conditions, went on strike to advocate for change. The Janitors Strike at UCSF was the catalyst for institutional change that resulted in recruitment and retention efforts for historically underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. Current leaders of the Black Caucus strive to uphold the legacy of our founding members.

United Filipinx Association (UFA)
UFA is grounded in the value of ‘Kapwa’ and commits itself to be a stakeholder in representing the Filipinx voice and in shaping the culture of belonging, equity, and diversity at our institution. This aim is realized through open sharing of resources, social gatherings, and various workshops to foster personal and professional development.

Native American Health Alliance (NAHA)
Native American Health Alliance (NAHA) is comprised of UCSF students, staff and faculty of Native descent (and their supporters) who are working together to advance representation of Native Americans on campus. NAHA also promotes cultural understanding and an awareness of the health disparities affecting Native American/Alaskan Native peoples through educational programs and campus events.

Committees Spotlight