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Campus Partners

Academic Personnel Ofifce 

UC Merced's Academic Personnel Office (APO) oversees all personnel processes for academic appointees, especially recruitment, advancement, leaves, and retention.  We ensure that such processes align with University of California policies, and update policies as needed. Visit their website here.

Academic Senate

The Merced Division of the Academic Senate is the conduit through which the UC Merced faculty, as per the powers delegated to them by the Board of Regents, share in the governance, operation and management of the University.  Through the Academic Senate’s deliberative committee structure, the faculty are empowered to determine academic policy, set conditions for admission and the granting of degrees, authorize and supervise courses and curricula, and advise the administration on faculty personnel actions, academic space and resource allocation, and budgets.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

OPHD works to resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment through formal investigation or alternative resolution. We explain and clarify university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We collaborate with other UC Merced offices in resolving complaints and we offer a variety of training programs and workshops in the prevention of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and all forms of discrimination for students, faculty, and staff. 

Office of Student Involvement

The Office of Student Involvement is committed to building a sense of belonging and school spirit by helping students explore ways to get involved on campus, develop new leadership skills, and engage in meaningful experiences that will prepare them for the opportunities of tomorrow.  

Staff Assembly

UC Merced Staff Assembly is an organization for staff dedicated to promoting the interests and well-being of all staff members. Staff Assembly supports the University’s mission by providing forums for staff at all levels to communicate on issues of mutual concern, helping create educational opportunities and offering exciting activities for interaction among staff employees.