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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A Message from Dean Helene Dillard

Helene Dillard
Dean Helene Dillard

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable educational space for students, staff, faculty, and the broader community. We are guided by the Chancellor’s overarching goals for diversity, equity and inclusion outlined in the campus strategic plan, “To Boldly Go,” and by the UC Davis Principles of Community. Our work is dynamic, continuous and responsive to change and the experiences of the people in our college, our community, the nation and the world. We developed this website to provide a college resource for those seeking guidance and best practices for further developing diversity, equity, inclusion and justice on campus, in classrooms, laboratories, work and social spaces. I created a college Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee and there are several departmental DEI and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) committees. As dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, I encourage you to join me and others in this space. 

College and Academic and Strategic Plan Inclusive Teaching Practices

The Academic and Strategic Plan for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has served as the foundational guide for how we continue to uphold our land grant mission to serve the public through research, academics and public service. As a university of higher education, a core component and mission of the college is to provide an effective learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students that is accessible, equitable and inclusive. Learn more about our strategies for promoting student success and wellbeing.