UCSF Diversity Groups

Listing of current UCSF Diversity Groups that BCH employees and faculty can join for professional social networking. 


BCH Black Caucus 

This year the BCH Black Caucus Oakland (BCH-BC), a chapter of the UCSF Black Caucus, had its inaugural meeting on June 19, 2020. BCH-BC strives to provide opportunities for staff to engage, build community and make connections at BCH Oakland, BCH Mission Bay, and the broader UCSF community.

The BCH-BC group’s mission is to help foster a hospital climate and culture of unity, equity, and inclusion. The group will serve as a resource for advancing the social and cultural growth among African American care providers and staff through outreach, mentoring, networking, community service, and enrichment activities. In collaboration with our counterparts in San Francisco, hospital leadership, the BCH DEI/AR Council and other affinity groups.

BCH Chicanx Latinx Campus Association (CLCA)

BCH Chapter of the Chicanx Latinx Campus Association (CLCA) held our inaugural gathering on September 17, 2021. Our meetings have been vibrant, exciting and forewarding thinking. Our members have high expectations and are highly movitated to promote our Latinx heritage, culture, and professionalism. We welcome all of our Latinx family and allies to come join us. BCH CLCA aims to create advancement, community and support for our Chicanx, Hispanic, and Latinx BCH staff.

Monthly meetings are held every 2nd Friday at 2 pm. For more information, please email [email protected].


Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition 

The Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition (AAPIC) is a group of volunteer learners, staff, faculty, AAPI organizations and departments within UCSF that aim to help address equity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism for AAPI-identified UCSF members and to promote health equity for AAPI-identified patients and research participants at UCSF.

Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)

To promote professional and social relations within UCSF, as well as the rich and diverse cultural heritage of all Asian communities. APASA works with other minority organizations to address issues of equality, fair labor practices and diversity at UCSF.

Join the APASA listserv for news and events: Send an email with no subject line to [email protected]. In the body of the message, enter “apasa firstname lastname”.

Chicanx Latinx Campus Association (CLCA)

To bring together the Chicanx/Latinx community at UCSF with the goal of increasing its representation on campus, such as: addressing issues that affect the community; giving recognition to the contributions and efforts of its community; and providing professional development opportunities.

Join the CLCA Listserv: [email protected]

The Black Caucus at UCSF

Founded in 1968, The Black Caucus serves as an instrument of change, community building, and professional support. As the oldest culturally-based affinity group in the UC System, the Black Caucus is built on a foundation of social justice advocacy. During the Civil Rights Movement Black workers at UCSF, known as the "basement people" because of their disparate working conditions, went on strike to advocate for change. The Janitors Strike at UCSF was the catalyst for institutional change that resulted in recruitment and retention efforts for historically underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. Current leaders of the Black Caucus strive to uphold the legacy of our founding members.

Join the Black Caucus Listserv:  Send an email with no subject line to [email protected] In the body of the message, enter "BlackCaucus firstname lastname".

UCSF LGBTQ Committee 

Our mission is to actively assess the UCSF climate as experienced by LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and learners. We will listen to and address the concerns and interests of the LGBTQ community and act as an advisory group to the Office of Diversity and Outreach. We will promote the visibility, inclusion and equity of the LGBTQ+ community at UCSF.

UCSF Committee on Disability Inclusion 

To examine the issues affecting individuals with disabilities at UCSF, including:

  • Evaluating policies, programs and procedures
  • Serving as a coordinating and advisory body to increase accessibility and inclusion for this community.

United Filipinx Association 

United Filipinx Association (UFA) is an organization that is grounded in the value of ‘kapwa’ - “interconnectedness” – a core Filipinx value. UFA serves as a reference to all Filipinx at UCSF, forming a community where no one is left behind.