The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund invested $16 million in 2010 to help launch the UC Berkeley Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, a sweeping 10-year initiative that involves Berkeley students, faculty, and staff across all disciplines, in research, teaching, and public services. The UC Berkeley Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity will develop new models for the nation by:
Expanding research and teaching through the Haas Diversity Research Center
- Supports five new endowed faculty chairs to focus on educational disparities, health disparities, diversity and democracy, economic disparities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equity.
Supporting student scholarship
- Establishes the Haas Scholarship Challenge, a matching fund for undergraduate scholarships. The scholarships will target community college transfer students at UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on students displaying community and public sevice leadership.
Creating institutional transformation
Launches an array of programs to permanently embed equity, inclusion, and diversity in the fabric of UC Berkeley's academic and work environment. Programs include:
- Enhanced engaged scholarship course offerings in American Cultures
- Innovation grants for students, faculty, and staff to seed work in areas that advance equity, inclusion, and diversity
- Mentoring, career advising, and professional development for faculty
- Multicultural education curriculum development and implementation
- Robust research and development efforts that reach every unit on campus to create and implement strategic planning and assessment for equity, inclusion, and diversity
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