The President's Diversity Pipeline Initiative (DPI) seeks to expand the academic pipeline to the University of California for underrepresented undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty, with a particular emphasis on African American students and faculty who persistently remain underrepresented at UC. The DPI has six overarching objectives:

  1. Increase awareness of UC access, opportunity and affordability with students, families, teachers and counselors by conducting outreach events and cultivating relationships with community organizations.
  2. Ensure that more students, particularly African American students, feel welcome at UC.
  3. Expose more students to UC’s intellectual life and help them prepare for UC through existing and new programs.
  4. Enable more students, particularly African American students, to consider and accept a UC offer of admission.
  5. Enhance graduate diversity efforts, including the UC-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative.
  6. Enhance faculty diversity efforts, including the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP).

Summary Report PDF

An overview of the DPI and the activities and outcomes achieved in 2017–18

Summary Report PDF

An overview of the DPI and the activities and outcomes achieved in 2016–17