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Diversity Resources


A wide variety of programs and resources exist at UC Berkeley to promote and support diversity. Many of these programs were started by students, and ultimately became part of the structure of the campus. There are also a number of informal support systems in place to help everyone adapt to the Cal Campus, which can be a large and overwhelming environment.

Listed below are a number of resources to help improve diversity as well as support a diverse student body, faculty and staff. For a full list of diversity programs at UC Berkeley, visit diversity.berkeley.edu

PMB Departmental #diversity-equity-inclusion Slack channel: A designated space for organizing, sharing resources, voicing concerns and suggestions around diversity, equity, and inclusion within and beyond our department. PMB members may email pmbdesk@berkeley.edu  for an invitation to join.


Additional Resources

  • PMB Guide to Being An Effective Ally, by PMB graduate student Christine Qabar
  • UC Berkeley Office for Graduate Diversity - The Graduate Diversity Program (GDP) provides support services for prospective and continuing students on the Berkeley campus in an effort to maintain a more diverse graduate student community. GDP serves as a resource for the admissions process, academic support, financial advice, and professional development. It also provides a forum for ideas and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of underrepresented students, including those who are undocumented, first generation college students, and those who are educationally and financially challenged.
  • UC Berkeley Division of Equity & Inclusion
  • Othering and Belonging Institute @ Haas - The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.
  • Race Matters: UC Berkeley Guide for Leaders
  • UC Systemwide Intolerance Reporting Form
  • Anti-racism Resources to help deepen your understanding 
  • Workshops offered by the Division of Equity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equity Resource Center - The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a Cal community center committed to fostering a safe, equitable and inclusive experience for all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality.
  • Restorative Justice Center at UC Berkeley
  • OMBUDs Office for Students & Postdoctoral Appointees
  • UC Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Unconcsious Bias Project co-founded by PMB Grad Cat Adams - The Unconscious Bias Project is a group of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduate students, web developers, and artists working together to promote diversity in STEM fields. The project's work is centered at the University of California Berkeley, and is funded by SYNBERC, the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, and is a registered student organization at UC Berkeley.
  • Path to Care Center
  • #diversifyplantsci is a public google sheet that lists scientists of color with all kinds of information about career stage and area of research, an excellent recruitment tool



What They Do

Academic Achievement ProgramsThe Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) is a student services department which promotes academic excellence among UC Berkeley undergraduates. AAP works in partnership with students, faculty, and professional staff to provide scholarly activities and comprehensive academic support services. Students represent a diverse group of scholars and leaders. The office serves students from low-income backgrounds, students whose parents did not graduate from college, and/or students from underrepresented groups.
African American Student DevelopmentAfrican American Student Development creates programs and activities that facilitate the retention and graduation of African American students, encourages their matriculation to graduate and professional school, and enhances their undergraduate experiences. Activities include: the Annual Student Orientation, Staff-Faculty and Peer Mentoring Programs, the Howard Exchange Program, The BlackBoard Resource Calendar, Kwanzaa, Black History Month, community service/serving learning opportunities, academic support, advising and referral, internships and freshman orientation classes.
American Indian Graduate Program

The American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP) provides services that work to identify and eliminate barriers that may prevent American Indian and Alaska Native students from the full opportunity for academic success at Berkeley. Through outreach, individual recruitment, and student services, AIGP seeks to counteract these barriers and promotes inclusion of Native American history, culture, and perspectives in Berkeley programs and curriculum. 

Asian Pacific American Student Development Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) serves the diverse and changing needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities at the University of California, Berkeley. APASD provides accessible and relevant programming and resources, promotes cross-cultural community building, and advocates civil rights and social justice through education and empowerment.
Chicana Latino Student DevelopmentThe Chicana Latino Student Development Office also known as the “Agenda Office” is a space conceptualized and created by Chican@ and Latin@ students, staff, faculty and community members in the late 1980s. The mission is three fold: advocate for the retention and graduation of Chican@ and Latino students, engage and empower students to become leaders, professionals and/or scholars, create community among and between other Chican@ Latin@ spaces on and off campus
Disabled Students ProgramThe Disabled Students’ Program  supports students with disabilities in achieving academic success at the world’s top-ranked public higher education institution. Staff includes disability specialists, professional development counselors, and accessibility experts that work with students with disabilities throughout their educational career.
Educational Opportunity ProgramEducational Opportunity Program (EOP) academic counselors and student staff work alongside amazing students who, despite their unique responsibilities and challenges, transform their lives through academic achievement and personal growth. EOP’s individualized academic counseling, support services, and extensive campus referral network help students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university while empowering them to achieve. 
Multicultural Community CenterA student-won, student-led space since 2007, the Multicultural Community Center (MCC) strives to integrate student-driven and community-oriented management, decision-making and visioning in everything that we do. In conjunction with Multicultural Student Development the MCC facilitates students' greater involvement in multicultural-related education, collaborations and cross/inter-cultural community building.
Multicultural Education ProgramThis website has tools to assist you with classroom discussions and group facilitation. You may also find diversity workshop facilitators on a variety of topics. New resources available frequently; please visit often. 
Native American Student DevelopmentThe Native American Student Development Office exists to support students at UC Berkeley with the transitions to the campus and navigating the many resources and opportunities provided on campus. We offer aid in fostering community connections, and developing leadership skills that help students be successful at Berkeley.
Diversity Resources for Faculty This web link has resources that are designed to support, inspire and assist Berkeley faculty with a wide range of equity, inclusion and diversity efforts.
SAGE Scholars ProgramThe UC Berkeley SAGE (Student Achievement Guided by Experience) Scholars Program is a leadership driven program for low-income, first-generation undergraduates of all majors. By participating in the SAGE Scholars Program, students overcome the legacy of underserved and disrupted backgrounds, stay in school and gain valuable experience and leadership skills.
Staff Diversity InitiativesStaff Diversity Initiatives (SDI) is a unit of the Division of Equity & Inclusion that is charged with engaging staff and management to ensure staff diversity throughout the campus at all levels of employment; to foster an inclusive workplace environment with a welcoming climate; and to link staff diversity efforts to the public mission of the University in support of a holistic vision for the campus.  
Student Parent CenterThe Student Parent Center is adept with the challenges of  new, expecting and seasoned parents. They provide a comprehensive, solutions-driven approach for delivering individualized service to empower each student to make Cal their own, as an engaged scholar and devoted parent.
Centers for Educational Equity and ExcellenceThe Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) ensure that non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead.
Undocumented Students ProgramUndocumented Students Program (USP) practices a holistic, multicultural and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. The academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources and extensive campus referral network provided by USP helps students develop the unique gifts and talents they each bring to the university, while empowering a sense of belonging. The program’s mission is to support the advancement of undocumented students within higher education and promote pathways for engaged scholarship.