Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily Carter issued a statement highlighting campus efforts to address designed to advance equity across UCLA and to nurture an environment that honors the lives, intellect, experience and aspirations of Black Bruins in particular.

These efforts include establishing a Black Resource Center to support the high caliber of Black student learning, development and scholarship; hiring 10 new faculty members across disciplines in the next five years whose scholarly work, teaching and/or mentoring relates to Black experience; supporting five UCLA Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellows and numerous summer graduate fellowships for research, teaching and service tied to Black life; allocating a dedicated staff member in External Affairs to provide development support focused on issues related to Black life; and more.