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Diversity & Inclusion

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to all members of the Pacific community becoming competent and ethical citizen leaders able to interact effectively and ethically in an increasingly multicultural society and global economy. This transformative process is accomplished through our distinctive integration of liberal arts and professional education promoting innovation, open discourse and dialogue, leadership development, experiential learning and self-reflection.

Pacific does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability.

Champions of Diversity and Inclusion Award

The Champions of Diversity Award, established in 2017, recognizes students, faculty, and staff who have gone above and beyond in their support of diversity and inclusion efforts at Pacific. 

Nominations can be submitted by any staff, faculty or student to recognize any member of the Pacific community (except for the members of the Diversity Leadership Team) by using the DLT SharePoint site here.

Click on one of the links below to learn more about how to submit your nominations:

Pacific One Word

Pacific One Word

Pacific students, faculty, and staff reflect on their choice of a defining descriptive word.

Signature Programs

Signature Programs

CLICK HERE to see programs that create learning experiences for students.