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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.


  • 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.