Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program

The UC Santa Cruz Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program is sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The program is open to staff, faculty, and graduate students. Building an inclusive environment that promotes diversity and inclusion requires the active participation of everyone on campus.

The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program consists of:

  • Attending a mandatory orientation course in October
  • 6 required courses
  • 2 elective courses of your choosing
  • Attending a capstone seminar and presentation session where program graduates will apply the knowledge gained in the program to their work on campus.

This program provides a valuable professional development opportunity at no cost to the participants or their respective units. It is designed to offer participants an in-depth examination of diversity and differences in order to gain a greater understanding of how we can and why we should work together to build a stronger and more inclusive UC Santa Cruz community. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will enable them to more effectively and enjoyably work and lead in a multicultural, diverse environment.

Each offering is a 3-hour course and will be taught by various internal and external instructors in different formats. The 6 required courses are offered twice during the academic year while the elective courses are offered once.