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Inclusive Excellence Framework for
Advancing EDI @ UCLA


UCLA’s mission as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. We can best advance this mission when UCLA’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion are upheld for our students, staff, faculty and throughout the UCLA community. With almost 45,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students; 43,000 staff, faculty and other employees; over 500,000 alumni; retirees; and community and government partners, people are UCLA’s greatest strength and the reason UCLA is the leading public university in the U.S.

UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) supports all Bruins by leading and advancing strategies for enhancing equity, diversity and inclusion; protecting civil rights; and upholding dignity for all in our community. Articulated by UCLA’s Principles of Community, we believe that diversity is critical to maintaining excellence in all our endeavors. We seek to foster open-mindedness, understanding, compassion and inclusiveness among individuals and groups. We are committed to ensuring freedom of expression and dialogue. We value differences as well as commonalities and promote respect in personal interactions. We do not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment or conduct causing harm to individuals on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religious beliefs, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or national origin.

We work with the UCLA community and partners to advance an inclusive excellence framework for EDI through the following four dimensions, aiming to intentionally incorporate our values into UCLA’s mission, priorities and culture.