Diversity Statement

Hort & Agronomy Graduate Group

The graduate group in Horticulture and Agronomy values a diversity of life experience, cultural background and gender. We recognize that agriculture touches all of our lives as a global community and that a diverse group of students strengthens and enriches both the academic experiences of the students and the quality of graduate research. Our admissions committee takes into account all components of student applications and values diversity of life experience as well as academic performance.

We are committed to creating an academic environment in which all of our students can feel valued, included and empowered to thrive. Our group is a strong supporter of the UC Davis principles of community, fostering a climate of respect, freedom of expression and recognizing that diversity enriches the lives of all people.


The University of California does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures, or practices.  The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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