It is our responsibility as an organization of the University of California, Merced to understand and embrace the backgrounds, educational and economic circumstances, and personal identities of its students and faculty. As an organization of the UC, we are beholden by the bylaws of the Office of Campus Climate and Compliance as well as the UC Merced Principles of Community.
Our obligation to uphold these values include but are not limited to:
Respect and equal access for students and faculty of different cultural, linguistic, regional, and national backgrounds
Respect and equal access for students and faculty of different age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity
Respect and equal access for students and faculty of different socioeconomic and academic circumstances
Respect and equal access for students and faculty of different religious and ideological beliefs
The UC Merced Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ) aims to promote diversity and undergraduate research among all fields. We strive to create opportunities for students to publish their research and develop their credibility as academic researchers. The URJ aims to expose more undergraduates to research and help them reach their full potential.
The URJ seeks to empower students from all disciplines. We aim to promote respect and equal access for students from all backgrounds.
The URJ strives to increase the number and diversity of students participating in research, ultimately establishing a community where students are comfortable participating in undergraduate research.