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In order to be transparent in the work the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Queer Issues is conducting, we will provide regular updates regarding our priorities. We recognize there are far more issues than any one committee can address in a year, but we will do our best to tackle as many topics and issues as possible. Each year, we will identify our priorities for the year. The priorities may be a continuation from the previous year or entirely new ones. We identify the issues based on the topics, incidents and concerns brought to the committee’s attention by the UC Merced community. Additionally, we provide biyearly updates, in January and June.

Below is our priority list for the 2017-2018 academic year:

1. Data collection

2. Educating and Building Partnerships

3. Advocating for LGBQ+ and Gender Non-Conforming Center

4. Advocating for anonymous bias/microagression reporting system


2019-2020 is a re-building year for CACQI and we are still forming our priorities.  We are planning to host "Queer talks" in the spring as well as hold office hours in the new LGBTQ Pride Center.