History & Mission



The mission of UC Davis, including teaching, research and public service, is realized on a daily basis on our campus. The people of UC Davis are the heart of these efforts - supporting the organization and its employees, and contributing to the accomplishments of the university. Explore UC Davis At Work to meet the people, learn how we are organized, celebrate our history and review useful information about benefits, human resources and policies.

The Mission of UC Davis is Teaching, Research and Public Service

  • Teaching: Academics at UC Davis
  • Research: Research Programs and Resources
  • Public Service: The public service mission of UC Davis
    Veterinary Medicine: Additional opportunities for public service working with animals
    Early Academic Outreach (EAOP): The Early Academic Outreach Program was implemented to increase the number of students who are competitively eligible for postsecondary education. EAOP is UC’s largest academic preparation program.
    InnovationAccess: Part of the Office of Research, this program connects research to the marketplace--focused specifically on protecting and commercializing intellectual property.
  • Patient Care: The academic mission of UC Davis is Teaching, Research, Public Service/Outreach and Patient Care

Meet the People

Some of UC Davis' key players

Senior Staff

Key officials and offices

History of UC Davis and the city of Davis