About the 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 nine courses (7 core courses and 2 electives).

This program provides a valuable professional development opportunity at no cost to the participants or their respective units. The Program 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.

Participants who complete all nine courses within two academic years qualify to receive a certificate of completion. Individual courses are also open to those who are not pursuing a certificate; individuals do have the option to take courses based on their own interest.

The courses range from two to three hours and will be taught by various internal and external instructors in different formats. The core courses are offered at least twice during the academic year while the elective courses and graduate specific courses are offered once.