Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

The purpose of the Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) mandatory online training module is to provide all members of our community with foundational knowledge and common language to better understand why diversity is core to our work at UCSF.

Developed by the Office of Diversity and Outreach and the UCSF Education Task Force, the training module is an important first step in our collective effort to live our PRIDE Values and ensure that our Campus and Health system are free of bias, discrimination, and hate.

Training Assignment & Access

The Foundations of DEI Training was assigned to all members of UCSF as a mandatory online course on January 25, 2021. The training was sent out via an email from and it is required to complete within 90 days from the date you received the email. 

We recommended that you complete this 60-minute training in one sitting. However, if you need to exit and return to it, the program will remember where you left off.

You can access the course via the UC Learning Center:

  1. Login to the UC Learning Center at: with your MyAccess credentials
  2. Click the Required Training button
  3. Click the course title
  4. Click Start to launch the training.

Technical Requirement & Support

Supported internet browsers for this training include Chrome, IE11, Firefox, and Safari (Mac OS).

This course is rich with images, video, and audio, and we recognize those working remotely may experience bandwidth issues. You may want close other programs running on your computer before starting the training.

For more technical solutions, please review the FAQs here:

If you need technical support with the training and/or the UC Learning Center, submit a ticket with

Training Content

If you have questions or feedback related to training content, please contact

Learn More & Supplemental Training Materials

The Office of Diversity & Outreach has partnered with Learning & Organizational Development to offer four curated collections of additional training and supplemental materials to further your DEI educational journey. These four collections correspond with the four topics introduced in the training and you may access these materials via UCSF LinkedIn Learning with MyAccess:

Training FAQs

Do I have to take this course even if I have taken other DEI trainings?

Yes, you must take this course even though you have taken other DEI trainings at and outside of UCSF.

Why have I not received an email about the Foundations of DEI training?

The training is currently not required to those who are volunteers, affiliates, and vendors at UCSF. If you believe you should have been assigned for the training and have not yet received an email, please contact

How many times do I have to take this training?

The training is only required to be taken once.

Is the training provided in another language?

The training is also available in Cantonese Chinese or Spanish. You may choose the language version when you access the training the first time.


The Office of Diversity and Outreach would like to recognize and thank the many individuals and groups at UCSF who have provided their invaluable expertise, time, and support to develop the Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training.