UC Davis is a diverse community comprised of individuals having many perspectives and identities. We come from a multitude of backgrounds and experiences, with distinct needs and goals. We recognize that to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community, we must understand and value both our individual differences and our common ground. The UC Davis Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that embodies this commitment, and reflects the ideals we seek to uphold.

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The Regents Principles Against Intolerance

The final report of the Regents of the University of California working group on Principles Against Intolerance policy was adopted on March 24, 2016.

Read the Principles Against Intolerance (PDF) policy

Definition of Diversity

Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement

Adopted September 20, 2007
Amended September 16, 2010


Adopted by the Assembly of the Academic Senate May 10, 2006 Endorsed by the President of the University of California June 30, 2006
Adopted as Amended by the Assembly of the Academic Senate April 22, 2009
Endorsed as Amended by the President of the University of California August 17, 2010

“The diversity of the people of California has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the state’s history into the present. Diversity – a defining feature of California’s past, present, and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, and geographic region, and more.”

Principles of Community Week Celebrations

Each year, UC Davis Health holds a celebration of Principles of Community affirming our commitment to the highest standards of civility and decency towards all. Following is a video from our Principles of Community Week 2019 celebration.

Celebrating the Principles of Community

February 28, 2018

The UC Davis Health Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with UC Davis Health Employee Resource Groups, held the Second Annual Principles of Community Fair at the Betty Irene Moore Hall. Chancellor Gary S. May was the guest speaker at the event.

UC Davis Health Principles of Community Celebration 2018

UC Davis Health Principles of Community Celebration 2018