College Diversity Requirement Gathers Support

academicsenatelogoThe following statement has been circulating among faculty today and has about 80 co-signers as of Wednesday afternoon.

We Support the College Diversity Requirement

We, the undersigned faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles, express our enthusiastic support for a College Diversity Requirement for students within the College of Letters and Science. Our signatures reflect our confidence in the process, proposal, and the expected benefits of such a requirement for our students and our campus more generally. We recognize fully that for over 30 years, generations of students have worked hard alongside faculty in achieving this goal and now is the time to bring that long effort to fruition. Through enactment of this measure we will join our colleagues throughout the University of California system in providing pedagogy consistent with our mission to educate the next generation of engaged intellectual leaders in a complex and interconnected global society.

For more information about the College Diversity Initiative please visit

Emily Abel, Health Policy and Management

Michael Alfaro, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Society and Genetics

Paul Barber, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ali Behdad, English

Charlene Black Villaseñor, Art History

Maylei Blackwell, Chavez Chicana/o Studies

Dan Blumstein, Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Karen Brodkin, Anthropology

Carole Browner, Anthropology

Allison Carruth, English, Institute of Environment & Sustainability

Denise Chavira, Psychology

Amander Clark, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

King-Kok Cheung, English

Keith Camacho, Asian American Studies

Erica Cartmill, Anthropology

Tiffany Cvrkel, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Elizabeth DeLoughrey, English

Robin L. H. Derby, History

Michelle Erai, Gender Studies

Christopher Evans, Psychiatry; Director, Brain Research Institute

Robert Fink, Musicology

Jacob Foster, Sociology

Susan Foster, World Arts & Cultures

Lowell Gallagher, English

Adriana Galvan, Psychology, Brain Research Institute

Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Chair, LGBT Studies Program, Chavez Chicana/o Studies

David Glanzman, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Yogita Goyal, English

Carlos Grijalva, Psychology

Akhil Gupta, Anthropology

Sondra Hale, Anthropology, Gender Studies

Tama Hasson, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Courtney Heldreth, Dean’s Life Science Advisory Committee, Psychology Grad Student

Tobias Higbie, History

Alexander Hoffmann, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics; Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences

Grace Hong, Asian American Studies

Darnell M. Hunt, Sociology, Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Chair, Molecular Biology Institute; Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Alicia Izquierdo, Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience

Tracy Johnson, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Robin D. G. Kelley, History

Chris Kelty, Institute for Society and Genetics, Information Studies, Anthropology

Raymond Knapp, Chair, Musicology

Kathleen Komar, Comparative Literature

Paul Kroskrity, Anthropology

Anna Lau, Psychology

Jinqi Ling, Asian American Studies, English

Francoise Lionnet, French and Francophone Studies

Arthur Little, English

Jamie Lloyd Smith, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kirk E. Lohmueller, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

William Lowry, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology

Jessica Lynch Alfaro, Institute for Society and Genetics

Kathleen McHugh, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies

Muriel C. McClendon, History

Michael Meranze, History

Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, Anthropology

Harryette Mullen, English

William I. Newman, Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences

Paul Ong, Urban Planning

Aaron Panofsky, Public Policy, Institute for Society and Genetics

Jeffrey Prager, Sociology

Todd Presner, Germanic Languages

Gerardo Ramirez, Psychology

Marilyn Raphael, Geography

Jan Reiff, History, Statistics, Digital Humanities

Alvaro Sagasti, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Lawren Sack, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Van Savage, Biomathematics

Jenny Sharpe, English

Ross Shideler, Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Section

Dwayne D Simmons, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Russ Thornton, Anthropology

Christopher C. Tilly, Urban Planning, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Aaron Tornell, Economics

Belinda Tucker, Psychiatry, Institute of American Cultures

Christel H. Uittenbogaart, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics

Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Chair, Chavez Chicana/o Studies,

Stephanie White, Integrative Biology and Physiology

Norton Wise, Institute for Society and Genetics, History

William Worger, History

Richard Yarborough, English

Pamela Yeh, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

David Yoo, Asian American Studies

Charles E. Young, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus

Maite Zubiaurre, Spanish & Portuguese