Faculty, academic and staff diversity

Building a more equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce

UC sustains a supportive work environment for employees and a climate of respect and dignity for all. A pluralistic UC workforce lends itself to innovation, broad perspectives and mentorship of students from varying backgrounds. 

The university is leading actions to make newly hired faculty and staff feel valued and included, in part by bringing more qualified UC graduate students into the ranks of faculty. Another key element is creating beautiful, functional workspaces where everyone can thrive.

Faculty and Academic Personnel

  • Multicultural Education Program (MEP)
    The Multicultural Education Program (MEP) at UC Berkeley provides diversity workshops, resources and consulting services to the campus community, with the goal of fostering a more welcoming and inclusive environment.
  • President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP)
    The PPFP was established to encourage talented minority and women Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at UC. The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to high-achieving scholars in all fields whose academic service could contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the university.
  • UC campus diversity efforts: faculty and academic personnel
    All 10 campuses have implemented a wide variety of measures to recruit and retain a more diverse faculty, effect campus change and advance the strategic vision related to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives.
  • UC Health Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
    ELAM was developed for senior-level women faculty (associate or full professors) who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years.
  • UC systemwide diversity efforts: faculty and academic personnel
    From fellowships to mentoring programs, trainings and advisory groups, UC has expanded its systemwide efforts to recruit, support and retain a diverse faculty and academic personnel team.
  • UCnet
    Diversity news and updates — from all UC campuses, labs and programs — that affect UC employees and retirees.


  • Staff workforce profiles
    UC staff workforce profiles contain demographic information about UC staff at all levels and locations, providing an overview of employees in executive, management, administrative, clinical, technical and maintenance capacities.
  • UCnet
    UCnet provides updates about systemwide diversity news and updates — from all UC campuses, labs and programs — that affect UC employees and retirees.
  • Affinity groups or employee resource groups
    Employee groups provide forums for faculty, staff and retirees to gather socially for networking or mentorship and to discuss shared interests.

Visit UC Campus and Lab EDI Websites

All 10 UC campuses, three national labs, and the division of agriculture and natural resources are responsible for integrating equity, diversity and inclusion efforts into university life.

Visit campus diversity websites.

UC Workforce Diversity by the Numbers