SEA Change Initiative

AAAS: Sea Change

UC Santa Cruz is a charter member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change Initiative. This initiative aims to advance institutional transformation supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in universities, especially in the STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) fields. At this time, the transformation emphasizes and focuses on faculty and involves a self-assessment and action plan.

On February 18, 2024, UCSC received a SEA Change Bronze Award, the first in a series of awards that recognize institutions for their commitment to a long-term, sustainable DEI transformation in STEMM through self-assessment. The campus’ commitment to disability inclusion and access was highlighted as a distinguishing feature of our ongoing work and Bronze Award action plan.

The Bronze Award is the first in a series of awards recognizing institutions for their sustained commitment to DEI and transformational DEI work.