DIVA

The mission of DIVA is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful community for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Nursing. We embrace the “big umbrella” of diversity to include human diversity in its many forms: gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic status, age, and spiritual and political beliefs, among others.

DIVA focuses on addressing issues related to bias, stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes, and exclusionary practices in order to create a welcoming environment with a particular focus on underrepresented faculty, students, and staff. Please use the navigation to the left for information on: Activities & Projects, DIVA Events, History & Past Accomplishments, and Members. 

DIVA's activities include: Faculty Diversity training modules, H*E*A*L*S training and mediation, Annual Fall Welcoming Reception for School of Nursing, consultation/mediation, and other activities.

We are a resource to you — to share feedback, concerns, and positive highlights about your experiences in the School of Nursing. Feel free to call on us!

Announcements

DIVA and H*E*A*L*S are registered trade marks of the UCSF School of Nursing, Diversity in Action Committee. 

DIVA Welcome Back Reception Slideshow

DIVA representatives gathered in Faculty Alumni House for group photo.
DIVA representatives gathered in Faculty Alumni House for group photo.
Student DIVAs. Back row (left to right) Haruka Kelley, Amber Bell, Brianna Singleton. Front row (left to right) Sarah Blake, Mon
Student DIVAs. Back row (left to right) Haruka Kelley, Amber Bell, Brianna Singleton. Front row (left to right) Sarah Blake, Mon
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
(Left to right) Audrey Lyndon, Howard Pinderhughes, Catherine Waters.
(Left to right) Audrey Lyndon, Howard Pinderhughes, Catherine Waters.
(Left to right) Audrey Lyndon, Howard Pinderhughes, Catherine Waters.
(Left to right) Audrey Lyndon, Howard Pinderhughes, Catherine Waters.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Teashall Britton and Meredith Appelbaum at the reception.
Teashall Britton and Meredith Appelbaum at the reception.
(Left to right) DIVA Co-Chair and Academic Programs Evaluator Teresa Scherzer, Meredith Appelbaum, MRC Director LaMisha Hill, Di
(Left to right) DIVA Co-Chair and Academic Programs Evaluator Teresa Scherzer, Meredith Appelbaum, MRC Director LaMisha Hill, Di
MRC Program Manager Evolve Benton and Director LGBT Resource Center Klint Jaramillo at the DIVA Welcome Reception.
MRC Program Manager Evolve Benton and Director LGBT Resource Center Klint Jaramillo at the DIVA Welcome Reception.
(Left to right) Associate Professor Laura Wagner, Student DIVA Haruka Kelley, and Student DIVA Monica Lee
(Left to right) Associate Professor Laura Wagner, Student DIVA Haruka Kelley, and Student DIVA Monica Lee
Student DIVA representatives introduce themselves and begin the evening’s program.
Student DIVA representatives introduce themselves and begin the evening’s program.
Student DIVA representatives introduce themselves and begin the evening’s program.
Student DIVA representatives introduce themselves and begin the evening’s program.
Student DIVA representatives introduce themselves and begin the evening’s program.
Student DIVA representatives introduce themselves and begin the evening’s program.
Doctoral DIVA representative Schola Matovu.
Doctoral DIVA representative Schola Matovu.
Professor Howard Pinderhughes leads the group in shared conversation during the DIVA Welcome Reception.
Professor Howard Pinderhughes leads the group in shared conversation during the DIVA Welcome Reception.
Students listen at the DIVA Welcome Reception.
Students listen at the DIVA Welcome Reception.
Student DIVA representative Amber Bell shares with the group during the evening’s program.
Student DIVA representative Amber Bell shares with the group during the evening’s program.
Student Affairs Officer Steven Johnson and Hannah enjoy the evening’s programing.
Student Affairs Officer Steven Johnson and Hannah enjoy the evening’s programing.
Students share at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Students share at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Clinical Professor Pamela Bellefeuille shares during the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Clinical Professor Pamela Bellefeuille shares during the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Clinical Professor Pilar Bernal De Pheils shares a moment with Professor Howard Pinderhughes and the group at the DIVA Welcome B
Clinical Professor Pilar Bernal De Pheils shares a moment with Professor Howard Pinderhughes and the group at the DIVA Welcome B
Clinical Professor Pilar Bernal De Pheils shares with the group at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Clinical Professor Pilar Bernal De Pheils shares with the group at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Student looks on at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Student looks on at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Associate Professor Laura Wagner addresses the group at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.
Associate Professor Laura Wagner addresses the group at the DIVA Welcome Back Reception.