Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice

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In 2013-14 UDAR created its first-ever strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of the broader campus planning efforts that followed the Haas Jr. Fund gift to UC Berkeley that, among other things, created the Division of Equity & Inclusion (E&I). In 2020, as social and racial injustice issues gained more traction across the nation and on our campus, it was time to review the plan with a renewed focus considering diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ).

Vice Chancellor, Julie Hooper appointed a DEIBJ Project Team (PT) to guide the development of a new DEIBJ strategic plan. The plan would address how to create an inclusive environment respecting all backgrounds and experiences. UDAR convened three Working Groups (WGs) who provided recommendations in three focus areas:

  1. Learning and Inclusive Community 

  2. Leadership Development and Career Pathways 

  3. Fundraising Programs and Alumni Engagement

As a result, UDAR unveiled its DEIBJ Strategic Framework in October 2022. The framework aligns with the campus principles of community and includes a strong statement of commitment to DEIBJ principles.

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Mission, Vision and Values

Our mission, vision and values (MVVs) provide a shared DEIBJ commitment for everyone to thrive at UDAR.

Read our definitions and MVVs.

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Our Strategic Framework

UDAR’s Strategic Framework highlights the focus areas, strategies and goals we aim to achieve over the next few years.

Read our full strategic framework.

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Resources and Tools

Materials to build a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, belonging and justice experience at UDAR.

Learn about these available resources.