Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. These differences can include:
- Sexual orientation
- Socioeconomic status
- Educational background
- Geographic region
Why We Do This Work: The Numbers
California is one of the most diverse states in the nation with its diversity ever-growing. UC Berkeley's Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity states as a goal to "create a critical mass of talented students [...] that will fully represent California’s excellence and diversity." At present, UC Berkeley does not represent the diversity of the state. Part of the work of the Division of Equity & Inclusion is to help redress this lack of representation at UC Berkeley.