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Equity and Inclusion

The University of the Pacific community 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 resolve to foster a community that is inclusive of diversity in all areas and is respectful of all persons.

The Division of Student Life is home to a number of campus resources to support the multiple identities our students carry. These identity and equity resources work together to provide programs and services which foster intersectional identity development, cultural competence, social justice, and community engagement.

Building positive identities and respect for differences, means weaving diversity into the fabric of your everyday life, in and outside of the classroom.

Our commitment to Equity Includes: 

Community Involvement Program (CIP)

The Community Involvement Program (CIP) is a comprehensive need based retention program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community, focusing on leadership development and sustainable community service. This first gen hub encourages all Pacific students to partner with our BLOCK (Building Leaders Overcoming Challenges with Knowledge) conference, mentoring and promotion of literacy with our community youth.

Intercultural Student Success (ISS)

Intercultural Student Success (ISS) is home to Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Desi Student Success, Black Student Success, LatinX and Native American Success, the Gender Equity Center, and the Pride Resource Center. ISS spaces, serve as a home away from home for students who live on- and off-campus.  Key events include our Native American Pow wow,  MLK, Women of Distinction, Queer Drag, and Coffeehouse.

Military and Veteran Student Services   

University of the Pacific's Military and Veteran Student Center serves as a safe place for our veteran and military-affiliated students to learn about other campus services, to network and stay connected. 

Pacific PROMISE Scholars

Pacific PROMISE Scholars is the University of the Pacific's program to directly support current and former foster care students, as well as students without a traditional family support system, creating a sense of home and belonging on campus while connecting to resources. 

Religious and Spiritual Life 

Religious and Spiritual Life provides opportunities for students (and the wider Pacific community) to explore and strengthen their religious, spiritual, and non-faith beliefs and/or traditions. RSL also offers events, and programs for people of various religious and non-faith identities to be in discussions together in order to increase knowledge, awareness, and understanding. Our Multi-faith Chaplain offers office hours for spiritual care and support. 

SUCCESS – TRiO

Success- Trio is a US Department of Education grant funded program serving first generation, under represented students. Services for SUCCESS-TRiO students include: include tutoring, direct financial assistance, academic, financial, personal and career counseling

Upward Bound – TRiO 

Upward Bound-TRiO is a US Department of Education Program partners with Pacific students to provide tutoring, college exploration and a six week summer program for local Edison High School students. 

Pacific Volunteer Center

Pacific’s Volunteer Center is dedicated to connecting Pacific students with our local Stockton community. We provide opportunities for students to get involved with our numerous community partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Plymouth Square Retirement Center, Stockton Shelter for the Homeless, St. Mary’s Dining Hall, and much more.

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