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CACQI is honored to create an inclusive, welcoming and affirming campus climate by supporting various programs and events throughout the year. In the past our primary programs have included, but are not limited to:

Out of extreme caution and “with the health and safety of our community as our highest priority during global concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), UC Merced leadership, following University of California guidance, will begin moving toward remote learning.”

CACQI has decided to postpone the drop-in hours and workshops.

Please refer to the campus website for all updates and information on the “Coronavirus:  What you should know.”

Take care of yourselves and those around you!  Self-care is especially important right now.   Here is a link to the Office of the Ombuds “self-help tools.”

Drop-In Social Hours

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Queer Issues invites you to stop by our drop-in hours for a chat!

All faculty, students, graduate students, and staff are welcome

Thursdays: Mar 12 (cancelled), Apr 9 (cancelled), Apr 16, April 30, May 7, May 14

1-2pm COB2-390

Rainbow Lunch Series

a "learn at lunch" series created specifically for LGBTQ+ and allies.

Thursday, March 5

Join us for a light catered lunch and a discussion of queer fairy tales!  Please RSVP to De Acker

Thursday, March 19  (Postponed)

Thursday, April 2 (Postponed)

Thursday, April 14


Lavender Community Unite — a social luncheon created to bring together our LGBTQ+ and allied community. All UC Merced faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, and post docsare welcome to attend this program offered during Pride Week.

Check back for more information in spring 2020.

LGBTQ+ Meet n' Greet — a social event designed to introduce incoming students to current LGBTQ+ community at UC Merced. All UC Merced faculty and staff members, undergraduate and graduate students, and post docs are welcome to attend this program offered during Welcome Week.