Together We Grow
UC Davis values a diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds, and experiences among its graduate student population and remains committed to facilitating a campus atmosphere well suited to this diversity. As part of this commitment, UC Davis offers numerous services, workshops, and trainings, and well as key faculty, staff, and students situated to promote and address the needs of diverse students and those allied in this mission.
What We Do
Prospective Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
UC Davis is committed to ensuring that all students and postdocs feel like you belong here. Our outreach and recruitment team visits schools and attends conferences across the country to encourage students to apply to graduate school at UC Davis.
We offer application fee waivers for students who have participated in one of many graduate school preparatory programs.
Prospective postdoctoral scholars are highly encouraged to apply to the UC Office of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
Lastly, we provide assistance with the UC Davis graduate school admissions process and help navigate understanding offer letters and submission of the statement of intent to register (SIR).
Current Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
A driving motivation of the Graduate Diversity Officers is to ensure that the research environment at UC Davis is one in which students and postdocs, particularly those from historically excluded populations, can thrive. To that end, we provide mentoring and advising and we advocate for students who are facing academic challenges. We also help link students and postdocs to external resources that help to enhance their training experience.
Departments and Graduate Groups
In order to institutionalize best practices in equity and inclusion, Graduate Studies partners with individual departments and graduate groups to provide training and establish policies. Diversity Officers (in collaboration with the Director of Mentoring and Academic Success Initiatives) partner with faculty, staff, and deans to develop workshops and long-term training series on allyship, holistic review in graduate admissions, mentoring, and several other topics critical to graduate student and postdoc success.
Have a question, comment, or concern related to issues of graduate diversity, equity, and inclusion at UC Davis? Our Graduate Diversity Officers are here to help support you.