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Building Community Awards, April 2016
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
Pride parade
Pride Parade, April 2016
Pride Carnival, April 2016
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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. We welcome faculty, staff, and/or students to join us. If you're interested in joining us, please reach out to any of the co-chairs. We are excited to expand our team and welcome new members!


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.


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.

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