College Diversity Requirement Passes

academicsenatelogoThe requirement for students in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences to take one course on diversity passed by a wide margin in an Division-wide vote. After faculty in the College passed the requirement earlier this year, a small group in opposition petitioned the Senate leadership appealing to an obscure provision in the Senate by-laws. Senate leaders upheld the petition over the protest of the College FEC and scheduled a vote of the entire UCLA faculty. That vote, held last week, yielded 916 in favor and 487 opposed. The requirement goes into effect for students entering UCLA in the fall of 2015.