Commitment to Diversity

The Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is committed to promoting an environment in which all students, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, national origin, ability, visa status, religion, age, area of research, or economic background, are welcome, well supported, and given the tools they need to thrive intellectually. Our holistic admissions process takes into account, along with more traditional academic criteria, applicants' personal backgrounds as well as their potential for leadership for promoting diversity and equity in higher education

We encourage our students to make use of resources on campus related to graduate diversity.  Our Graduate Diversity Officer, Josephine Moreno (mjmoreno@ucdavis.edu) is available to help answer questions, resolve problems, and help identify resources for supporting our diverse graduate student population.