Program Requirements & Registration

 2021-22 Diversity & Inclusion Program Details

The DICP is a TWO ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAM, meaning you have from fall of one academic year, to spring of the following academic year, to complete all program requirements. 

Beginning in October, participants will register for and attend:

  • A mandatory program orientation
  • Six required courses
  • Two elective courses of their choosing
  • A capstone seminar at the end of their second year in the program.

Program Orientation

In order to be considered a full program enrollee, you must first complete the mandatory program orientation, which is offered twice in October. The program orientation will set the foundation for participants moving forward. If you do not register and attend a mandatory orientation in October of your first year of the program we will ask you to wait to begin the program until the following academic year, and remove you from all other classes you are registered for. You may register for the orientation session in the UC Learning Center during the registration period in June.


Priority Registration

For the 2022-2023 academic year, priority registration will be given to second-year returning program participants who have taken one or more classes during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Priority registration will open in the UC Learning center at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.


Open Registration

Registration for all courses in the 2022-23 certificate program will be open to all UCSC staff, faculty, and graduate students at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Before enrolling in courses within the Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program, please be sure that you and your supervisor are willing to make the necessary commitment for successful completion of the program.

Registration Instructions

Registration will officially open at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 21st for continuing participants and at 8:00am on Tuesday, June 28th for new participants. 

Due to standard UC Learning Center functionality, you must log in after the classes are made available at 8:00:00 AM. If you log in before 8:00:00 AM, you will not be able to find or register for the DICP classes. If you log in after 8:00:00 and you still cannot see the DICP classes, please contact LearningCenter@ucsc.edu.

  1. Log into the UC Learning Center using your CruzID Gold password.
  2. Click on the "Library" icon  on the left hand side of the page.
  3. Click the white “>” near the "Professional Development" courses in the UC Learning Center.
  4. Select the "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" link.
  5. On the activities page, find the courses for which you'd like to register.
  6.  Click the three dots on the far right for “More Actions” and select “Register”. This will bring you to a page with your options for dates and times, select the option that fits your schedule and click “Add”. 
  7. Select “Register” from the options in the bottom right hand corner to complete your registration. You can also  return to step 4 to add additional courses and register for all of them at one time.

The UC Learning Center has undergone some changes! For detailed information and instructions on how to register for classes in the updated platform, please visit the UC Learning Center Learner Guide. If you require assistance registering for classes, please send an email to learningcenter@ucsc.edu.

If you have questions about your progress in the program, or would like guidance on your course progress, please reach out to amv@ucsc.edu with DICP in the subject line.

Waitlist Policy

We encourage you to join waitlists for courses you would like to attend. If a seat becomes available we will take participants off the waitlist in order of date registered and year in program. If the class still has remaining seats after all participants on the waitlist have been added, seats will be  available on a first-come, first-serve basis.   



Cancellation and No-Show Policy

We understand that unplanned or unexpected events come up! Due to the popularity and high demand for this program, we have established the following policy to reduce the number of last minute cancellations and no-shows, and ensure that those who sign up for the program have the time commitment to attend the classes:

  • Any participant who has exceeded three “last minute cancellations” or “no show” during the academic year will be removed from any other classes registered within the Certificate Program for the remainder of the academic year.
    •  Last minute cancellation: when a participant cancels their registration in the Learning Center or provides  24 hours or less notice via email that they are not able to attend the registered course.
    • No Show: when a participant is registered for the course, does not cancel registration, and does not attend the course. 

If you are aware you will be unable to attend a course more than 24 hours in advance please cancel your registration in the Learning Center. This will prevent you from receiving a “No Show’ or “Late Notice Cancellation” and will not count towards the yearly three maximum, resulting in removal from future courses during that academic year.

We encourage you to speak to your supervisor or manager prior to registering for classes to receive their approval to attend.