Statement from Chancellor Block and Vice Chancellor Kang: UCLA's Response to Recent Title IX Changes
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang issued the following statement to the UCLA community in response to recent changes to Title IX regulations.
We will soon be soliciting applications for between 3-5 vacant positions on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Advisory Board for the 2020-2021 academic year. All undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible to serve on the Board.
From January 27 - January 31, 2020, UCLA will celebrate First-Generation Awareness Week, bringing to light and recognizing the 9,000-plus UCLA students who self-report as first-generation college students with a host of programming and activities.
Taking effect on November 4, 2019, the "legal name" field has been removed from the back of students' UCLA BruinCards. Demonstrating UCLA's commitment to greater inclusiveness, students with a registered preferred first name will no longer have a legal name printed on the back of their BruinCards,
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Roughly a year ago I launched CrossCheck, an online platform I’ve used to change the way we think and talk about equity, diversity and inclusion in the University. My number one goal has been to encourage all of us to “up our game” with respect to our discourse about equity, diversity and inclusion and to insist that we go beyond soundbites, caricatures and slogans. This year I am excited to launch CrossCheck Live. Same CrossCheck commitments—but “live.” This new format will allow us to tap into and dialogue with UCLA’s extraordinary pool of talent, including you.
COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has introduced a new term to our lexicon: “social distancing.” I confess I dread that term. To me, it sounds like social ostracization, stigmatization, the “othering” of those who are marked as outsiders. If it were up to me, I would’ve picked “social buffering,” “safe distancing,” or even “safe spacing.”