Statement of Values

We, the members of the Literature Department at UCSC, are committed to the values of mutual respect, equality, and integrity among ourselves and with students. We seek to maintain an inclusive, intellectually robust and culturally diverse community and to foster equity based on sexuality, race, gender, ethnicity, economic status, citizenship, belief and ability.

We pledge to hold ourselves responsible for promoting and upholding these values in classrooms, meetings, and all our professional and social interactions. Further, we pledge to make every effort to end racism at UC and in our communities; to care for the vulnerable among us; and to help make our university and our world places to flourish.


 Antiracist Resources for Education: 

Antiracist teaching resources compiled by the MLA

BLM Resources for Support and Education page compiled by a Literautre undergraduate student 


Links with donations to Black Lives Matter causes