FAQ on Diversity

FAQ on Diversity

January 28, 2014

Summary: Frequently asked questions on the topic of diversity. 

This section will provide you with information in response to the most frequently asked questions by members of the UCLA community regarding diversity.

Q. What is diversity?*
Diversity is a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the unique beliefs, values, skills, attributes, and characteristics of all individuals in an environment that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.

Q. Why should I be concerned with diversity issues?*
When individuals have problems relating to each other because of their differences, morale declines and productivity suffers. These problems can be overcome by respecting and valuing differences.

Q. How does diversity help the University achieve its goals?*
Recognizing and appreciating diverse perspectives leads to more flexibility, more productivity, more creative problem-solving, better decision-making, and an enhanced ability to meet the needs of a multi-faceted employee, student, and patient population.

Q. Does the campus provide diversity training?
To find out about UCLA diversity education programs, click on the Diversity Education link located in the Related Information section.  For more information about other UCLA or University of California (UCOP) diversity programs, click on the website links also located in the Related Information section.

If you’ve read the FAQ and have additional questions, send us an email at the address below.

*Excerpts taken from the University of California Office of the President Diversity website.



Campus Human Resources, Staff Diversity and AA/EEO Compliance Office
Email: StaffDiversity@chr.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 794-0691 | Fax: (310) 794-2800