Alliant’s International and Multicultural Education, Research, Intervention, and Training Initiative provides leadership in the implementation of the University’s diversity initiatives. Alliant has established institutional diversity objectives as well as multicultural/international competencies for all students, faculty, and staff/administrators.

The Systemwide I-MERIT Office provides resources, consultation, and training to academic programs and administrative offices in order to make cultural competence part and parcel of all aspects of the University. Each campus has an I-MERIT Committee, comprised of students, staff, and faculty, which sponsors events and projects. The work of I-MERIT is supported by Assistant Provost of I-MERIT is Dr. Janie Pinterits, who is based on the San Francisco Campus, and is available at

I-MERIT is proud that the Los Angeles Clinical PsyD program received the APA Suinn Minority Achievement Award at the 2010 APA Convention. 

“The CEMRRAT2 Task Force was very impressed by your program’s commitment to diversity through your diligent work in the areas of recruitment, retention and training. The Task Force also wishes to acknowledge and thank Ms. Tioana White, a current doctoral student in that program, who brought your program’s exemplary efforts to our attention.” – APA Letter received with Suinn Minority Achievement Award

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