About DIAL

Diversity and Inclusion Academic Liaison

The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Academic Liaison (DIAL) position, jointly appointed by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and Grad Division, is to represent graduate student concerns pertaining to sexual harassment, discrimination, prevention, and compliance—especially when these concerns the gender, race/ethnicity, and disability discrimination.

The DIAL is tasked with advocating on behalf of graduate students as individuals and as a student body at UCR.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination and/or harassment may work individually with the DIAL in order discuss options and resources available to students experiencing these issues.  In this way, the DIAL may advocate on behalf of individuals navigating UCR administration and policies affecting discrimination and harassment.

Additionally, the DIAL advocates on behalf of the UCR Graduate Student community through their service on the GSA Executive Board, GSA General Council and the ASUCR Diversity Council.  Moreover, the DIAL will be available to special interest mini-GSA groups wishing to communicate their needs and requests to the GSA leadership.  Further the DIAL, also serves as a liaison between the GSA and other parts of UCR Administrative bodies, when necessary.