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About Us

Who We Are

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) was formed in 1987 and is comprised of UC San Diego faculty, staff, and student representatives appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VCEDI).

The CSW plays a valuable role on campus by advising the Chancellor through the VCEDI on issues relating to the status of women and gender equity at UC San Diego. The CSW makes recommendations to the Chancellor and VCEDI regarding policies and practices that will improve the campus climate and overall experience for women students, staff, and faculty at UC San Diego.


  • To identify and analyze issues relating to the status of women at UCSD, including faculty, staff, and students.
  • To inform and educate the campus community about conditions that affects the status of women within the University.
  • To advise and make recommendations to the Chancellor regarding policies and procedures that will improve conditions for women.

2017-2018 Priorities

  • Provide input on programming for professional development and advancement of women staff and faculty at UC San Diego.
  • Provide input in the ongoing development and implementation of UC San Diego Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, ensuring that women and gender equity issues are reflected in the plan.
  • Provide recommendations to improve website and communication mechanisms in an effort to enhance access to information on issues impacting women at UC San Diego.