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Advisory/Affinity Groups

Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CACSW)

a picture of faculty and staff in the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of WomenMission:

Originally formed in the fall 2008, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CACSW) advises the chancellor on issues related to the status of women and promotes gender equity at UC Merced. 


Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Queer Issues (CACQI)

UCM students walking on scholars bridge holding pride flagsMission:

The LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee identifies issues and makes recommendations for the inclusion and advancement of the LGBTQ+ and expanding community at UC Merced.



Chancellor's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Antiracism, and Equity (CCCAE)

Black lives matter flagMission:

This council was created in order to provide ongoing evaluation of campus climate conditions, practices, and policies. 




Black Alliance logoMission Statement

Our mission is to promote education and engagement with Black identified individuals on and off campus. To learn visit their website.


Language Accessibility Logo in UCM Blue and Gold ColorsMission Statement

Create an inclusive environement where faculty and staff members can develop cultural and linguistic compentencies when engaging with parents, students, and community members when representing the university as a Hispanich Serving Institution (HSI). LAC will use Language Justice framework to value and respect all languages and communities. To learn more visit their website.

Staff and Faculty of Color log in UCM blue and gold colorMission Statement

The Staff and Faculty of Color Association at UC Merced (SFCA) provides opportunities for members to develop a sense of community and strengthen their professional and social networks. The goal of the group is to empower staff and faculty to engage in conversation about campus issues and to foster professional development. To learn more visit their website.