Initiatives

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Our mission is to create a campus where all Berkeley students, faculty, and staff feel respected, supported, and valued.

Campus climate is "the current attitudes, behaviors and standards of faculty, staff, administrators and students concerning the level of respect for individual needs, abilities and potential."

— Susan Rankin, UC-wide Campus Climate Study Team

Our Journey

In March 2014, the UC Office of the President released the results of the UC-systemwide Campus Climate survey. Chancellor Dirks immediately announced a series of initial steps and decisions in support of our goals and aspirations regarding campus climate at Berkeley. He subsequently awarded funding through the campus budget process to the Division of Equity & Inclusion to support and implement new projects and ideas.

Launched in the summer of 2016, through this initiative, we will map the STEM resources across campus, identify opportunities for partnerships, and suggest new policies to support and further STEM students and research on campus.

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This Initiative is the direct response to UC Berkeley’s campus climate survey results. Our goal is to create a campus where all Berkeley students, faculty, and staff feel respected, supported, and valued.

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A comprehensive effort to address the underrepresentation of African American students, faculty, and staff, and improve the climate for those who are here now and for generations to come.

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The taskforce addresses campus climate issues and needs related to Berkeley's Chicana/o and Latina/o communities. Efforts include mapping, needs assessment, and the sharing of strategies and recommendations with campus administrators. 

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