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Office of Campus Climate


The Office of Campus Climate develops an integrated conflict-management system for faculty, staff and students to voice their concerns, work to resolve issues and contribute to a conflict-competent organization.  Director De Acker is available to work and support individuals, groups, teams and units on an informal and private basis.  Please feel free to contact her at (209) 228-2598 or regarding any issue, questions or concerns.

The Office of Campus Climate was also created to coordinate and support strategic initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion at UC Merced for all campus constituents. Director Acker works with others throughout the campus on accountability, infrastructure and resources that support inclusive excellence, where equal opportunity, mutual respect and cross-cultural collaboration are fostered. 

Click here for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion resources.

These are the types of issues the Office of Campus Climate might address:  

Abrasive conduct Institutional unresponsiveness
Barriers to success Microagressions
Bullying Organizational inefficiencies
Career development Policies
Communication Referrals and resources
Conflict resolution Retaliation

Danger/threat to self or others

Supporting employment engagement
Diversity and Inclusion Unfair treatment
Group facilitations Unequal treatment
Interpersonal conflicts Work stress
Institutional issues Worklife balance