Campus Inclusive Climate Council

Chancellor Blumenthal established the UCSC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion in 2010. This council was renamed to the Chancellor’s Diversity Advisory Council (CDAC) in fall 2015. CDAC was an advisory body to the Chancellor that included faculty, administrators, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, community members and alumni. The overarching responsibility for the Council was to provide campus leadership with advice and recommendations about best practices in creating a diverse and inclusive campus community.

In the fall of 2018, CDAC was reimagined into the Campus Inclusive Climate Council (CICC).

The charge of the CICC is to:

  • Follow up on issues raised by students at previous CDAC meetings realting to: accessibility in academic and physical settings; active listening to students; faculty training; student funding and experiences.
  • Provide ongoing education for members of the campus community to help them enact practices that further inclusive excellence.
  • Assist students who consider themselves to have limited power and support them in using the power of voice effectively.
  • Pursue and fulfill other diversity-related initiatives identified by the Chancellor.