Welcome from the Dean, Graduate Division Mission Statement

Mission Statement for the Division of Graduate Studies

UC Santa Cruz is deeply committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse graduate student community. The Graduate Division seeks to be a catalyst for the development of scholarship, leadership, and professional skills of graduate students from every background.

The University has a compelling interest in making sure that people from all backgrounds are aware that access to the University is possible for talented students from all groups, and recognizes that graduate education may be unfamiliar to many students. We aim to provide resources to acquaint all students with our academic culture, and support their development as career professionals.

The varied interests, range of life experiences, social, religious and ethnic backgrounds, and more in our graduate population are essential to promoting the lively intellectual exchange and advanced research that strengthen the foundation of our campus community. UC Santa Cruz is a dynamic place where people from different walks of life come together to explore, discover and contribute new knowledge, leading to careers and lives of meaning, purpose, and impact.