Nurturing Diversity


Build upon our commitment to diversity.


Educate, train and employ a diverse faculty, staff and student body.


Create a more diverse campus community.

“Diversity” refers to the variety of personal experiences, values and world views that arises from differences in culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and geographic region, among others.

UCSF has made great strides in its efforts to diversify the campus community. It is imperative that UCSF continue to improve diversity of faculty, staff, students and trainees to effectively establish a culture of diversity on the UCSF campus — a defining feature of California’s past, present and future.

Ensure that UCSF continues to attract the best and most diverse candidates for all educational programs.

UCSF enjoys an excellent reputation and extremely competitive admissions rates in all programs. High-caliber schools compete to attract a small pool of highly sought-after candidates, particularly underrepresented minority candidates. UCSF must be proactive in maintaining its edge in recruiting and retaining all sought-after candidates.

Improve diversity among senior leadership.

It is critical that UCSF continue to improve the diversity of its senior leadership to more accurately reflect the state of California and to provide top leadership role models for faculty, staff, students and trainees.