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Cover page of "You Belong Here," Impact Report, 2021-2022

"You Belong Here," Impact Report, 2021-2022


One of our UC Davis themes is “Outgrow the Expected.” This report serves as a reminder that UC Davis is indeed outgrowing even our own expectations as we do ever more to be compassionate, inclusive, thoughtful, insightful, aware, and action-oriented in our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or DEI, practice.

While this report focuses on the work of our office, we can’t help but include stories and quotes that reflect the many collaborators and partners that work with us. Our staff simply could not make all of this happen without our colleagues across campus. DEI is—and must be—a collective effort.

The cover of our report reflects this reality. Seen on the UC Davis Human Resources website and on the wall as art at the Manetti-Shrem museum, the phrase, “You Belong Here” became the DEI office’s mantra for reaching out to our campus community. Whether you were arriving to campus for the first time or returning from a long break due to Covid-19, we want YOU to know that YOU matter.

We are proud that UC Davis is being recognized nationally as a leader in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. This is a tribute to our campus leadership, which continues to support our office, both practically and by championing our projects.

On behalf of the entire team, I want to again thank the volunteers across our campus and in our community who worked with us. We hope that you see yourself and your work reflected in these pages.

Cover page of COVID Diaries White Paper

COVID Diaries White Paper


In late fall-early winter 2021 the Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Advancement (IDEA) in the UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion partnered with the UCD-based non-profit Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS) to design the COVID Diaries research project. It was implemented in March – June 2022 at eight middle and high schools (6 - 12th grades) served by SAYS in Sacramento County and Yolo County. To learn more about the project’s findings, see the COVID Diaries White Paper on eScholarship.

Cover page of Healthy Yolo Together: A Public Health Project of UC Davis, Final Report

Healthy Yolo Together: A Public Health Project of UC Davis, Final Report


Healthy Yolo Together (HYT), also known as Healthy Davis Together (HDT), is a joint project of the City of Davis and UC Davis. It is designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through the development of access to testing and vaccines, the dissemination of accurate information to counter misinformation, and the facilitation of a gradual return to regular city activities. The project commenced in September 2020 with a focus on Davis but later expanded to Yolo County.

Cover page of Annual Impact Report, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Annual Impact Report, July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021


When I reflect back, not only on the year covered in this report, but the past eighteen months, I consider how much effort it has taken to make sure that tens of thousands in our campus and community are safe and healthy (physically and mentally), yet also are able to meet their basic needs, be productive, and serve others. It has been a daunting task, but we are UC Davis, and UC Davis has taken this challenge head on.

Cover page of Professors Leveraging a Community of Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) with CAMPSSAH Year-end Report, 2020-2021

Professors Leveraging a Community of Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) with CAMPSSAH Year-end Report, 2020-2021


Efforts to diversify faculty often focus on opportunities for hiring while overlooking the creation of environments that engender opportunities for faculty development in the long-term. These missed opportunities hamper scholarly productivity and erode the job satisfaction necessary to retain new hires through tenure and into the full professor ranks. P.L.A.C.E. with CAMPSSAH positions the center as an interdisciplinary hub for research and service activities for faculty of color, under represented minorities (URM), and faculty whose work forms the foundation of inclusive excellence at UC Davis. To foster holistic development, sustained growth, and retention of these faculty, this endeavor invests resources in three areas: community, leadership, and recognition.

Cover page of "Taking Action," Impact Report, 2019-2020

"Taking Action," Impact Report, 2019-2020


Within a few months of 2020, we’ve experienced challenges that have grasped the world, the nation, and UC Davis, e.g., the COVID-19 pandemic, greater attention to loss of Black lives to violence, and greater recognition of the incidence and impacts of ongoing racism. These challenges continue, and our community has been traumatized—seeking answers and ways to cope. However, despite these difficulties, there is strength, resilience, and a continued—indeed a collaborative—commitment to equity and justice. Ensuring that justice is served is not limited to the work of a few, it is up to all of us to join in and work together.

Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity (I-DARE) Taskforce Initiative - UC Davis Health Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Edition


The Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI) created this toolkit to support your efforts to launch the Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism, and Equity, aka the “I-DARE” Taskforce Initiative in Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (BIMSON). This one-year initiative will support a taskforce to address immediate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) needs, train future leaders on DEI, and most importantly utilize a standardized needs assessment to develop sustainable school and institutional action plans to advance the UC Davis Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Vision goals. These goals are summarized below. You can access the full document at Furthermore, we will elaborate each goal and best practices to advance these goals in a later section of the toolkit.

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