Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

The best and most successful teams are diverse. But diversity is not just about ensuring folks from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives are represented, it also means creating a community where everyone feels welcome and supported. At UCSC, inclusivity is the key to excellence in all of our pursuits.

Cindy Larive, Chancellor

UC Santa Cruz

Read Chancellor Larive's Full Letter

Smarter Balanced is proudly part of University of California Santa Cruz and embraces UCSC’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive climate. Furthermore, a dedication to equity is core to our mission at Smarter Balanced—we develop instructional resources and assessment tools that support educators and their work with diverse learners.

Principles of Community

UC Santa Cruz Principles of Community

The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness. UC Santa Cruz expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community.

Diversity & Inclusion Resources

UC Board of Regents Diversity Statement

The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state’s history into the present.

UCSC Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advances the University’s teaching, research and service mission and commitment to excellence by working collaboratively with campus partners to promote a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and identifies proactive actions to address bias and harassment.

Anti-Racism Resources

A robust collection of statements and calls to action from all University of California campuses.