Diversity Resources

Resources on diversity at UCSC:

  • Institutional Research and Policy Studies (IRPS): This UCSC unit provides a variety of information on admissions, enrollment, and retention of students by colleges, majors, gender, and ethnicity of students and faculty. If the specific information you are looking for is not available on the website, contact Director of IRPS, Julian Fernald.
  • Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) status (as of October 28, 2015):
    • In 2015, UCSC received two Title V grants from the U.S. Department of Education, totaling $3.6 million, which cements our status as an official Hispanic Serving Institution. To be eligible for such awards, UCSC had to show that the university enrolled large numbers of low-income students and spent relatively low amounts per student. These awards will help UCSC increase achievement for its Latino undergraduate students, and formalize a partnership with San Jose City College to help transfer students earn their bachelor degrees at UCSC.
    • UCSC has had >25% Latino undergrads (which is the threshold for HSI) since 2012-13 and continues to increase its Latino enrollment.
    • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) designated UCSC as a HSI member in 2013 because UCSC has >25% Latino undergraduate enrollment. Only UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz are members of HACU, as listed on the HACU website.  
    • For more information on UCSC's HSI status, contact Pablo Reguerin, Executive Director, Educational Opportunity Program
    • Diagram of programs serving diverse students in STEM at UCSC generated by the Broader Impacts Office. We recommend using a diagram similar to this one in grant applications addressing STEM diversity at UCSC.

Resources on U.S. diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM):