We value the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access because we recognize their importance in creating an intellectually vibrant community. We affirm the right of freedom of expression within our community, while confronting and rejecting all manifestations of discrimination and rejecting all forms of violence. We strive to build and maintain a culture and climate of mutual respect, caring, and sense of belonging that affirms every person's dignity. Please familiarize yourself with the 11 steps, developed by UCD Office of DEI, everyone can take to be an ally against racism. For more information see the following helpful links and resources.
- UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
- UC Davis DEI Strategic Plan
- UC Davis Principles of Community
We acknowledge and pay homage to the indigenous people and land on which the Davis campus is located. Following consultation with members of the Patwin native community, the campus is pleased to provide the following "Land Acknowledgement Statement" that can be used in oral or written form at events as deemed appropriate. The campus encourages those who are interested to use the following language, without edit:
We should take a moment to acknowledge the land on which we are gathered. For thousands of years, this land has been the home of Patwin people. Today, there are three federally recognized Patwin tribes: Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community, Kletsel Dehe Wintun Nation, and Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation.
The Patwin people have remained committed to the stewardship of this land over many centuries. It has been cherished and protected, as elders have instructed the young through generations. We are honored and grateful to be here today on their traditional lands.
For more information, visit the UC Davis Land Acknowledgement