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Recipients of the Building Community Awards for Spring 2016. From left to right: Kelsey Hoover, Victor Cardoz, Wei-Chun Chin, Andre Fride, Daniella Bermudez, Taylor Fugere, Jorge Arroyo, Jamin Shih
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Welcome to the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Queer Issues (CACQI) website. We are excited you're interested in connecting with our committee and the work we do to affirm the experiences of our LGBTQ+ community at UC Merced.

Purpose

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Queer Issues works to identify institutional, structural and cultural initiatives that advances the UC Merced campus climate for the LGBTQ+ and expanding community. The advisory committee advocates on campus on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community for participation, success and visibility across multiple dimensions of inequality including, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, ability, veteran, marital and familial status. The committee will operate under a shared governance model, intentionally including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, senate and non-senate faculty and staff members.

Mission

The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee identifies issues and makes recommendations for the inclusion and advancement of the LGBTQ+ and expanding community at UC Merced. With our continued growth, we will adopt action plans to ensure forward movement in creating a welcoming, affirming, equitable and vibrant learning, working and living environment for all UC Merced community members.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please fill out the committee interest form.

Featured News

September 21, 2017

The University of California, Merced, received the largest incoming class of students in its 13-year history this semester, as total enrollment neared 8,000 for the first time. The fastest-growing...

U.S. flag flies in front of UC Merced students
September 5, 2017
The chancellor says removing DACA is "a cruel bait-and-switch for the many young adults who are living, learning, and working here under its protections."
Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe stands in front of a wall wearing a light blue lab coat and holding a tray of cake tins filled with soil samples.
August 29, 2017
Professor Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is part of a team recently awarded a $1.1 million NSF grant to develop strategies to fight sexual and gender-based harassment in the earth sciences.