Office for Graduate Diversity

The Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD) provides support services for prospective and continuing students on the Berkeley campus in an effort to maintain a more diverse graduate student community.

The Office for Graduate Diversity 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.

For over 45 years, UC Berkeley has been committed to encouraging and supporting underrepresented students on the Berkeley campus. The Office for Graduate Diversity was established to provide outreach, confidential advising, and mentoring support to students who seek to obtain graduate degrees at UC Berkeley.

Services

Admissions

Graduate school admissions assistance is available. Information and strategic planning on the application process and statements of purpose is provided to students.

Academic Support

Financial assistance can be provided for tutoring and special need circumstances. Assistance in planning for personal and academic success, professional development, and post-graduation plans.

Mentoring

Is undertaken by the Director of the Office for Graduate Diversity, staff, and campus diversity directors on an ongoing basis. Advising and Counseling: Available to all currently enrolled students and those considering applying to UC Berkeley. Advising on financial planning and funding.

Outreach

The Office for Graduate Diversity staff visits colleges and universities across the country to encourage students to apply to UC Berkeley.

Contact us

Office for Graduate Diversity
327 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-5900
Phone: 510-643-6010
Email: grad.diversity@berkeley.edu

Abby Rincón
Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity
Director of the Office for Graduate Diversity
Phone: 510-643-7550
Email: arincon@berkeley.edu

Cynthia Ladd-Viti
Assistant Director
Phone: 510-643-2103
Email: clv@berkeley.edu

Carmen Foghorn
Program Director, American Indian Graduate Program
Phone: 510-642-3228
Email: carmenf@berkeley.edu

Susan Muller
Associate Dean for Fellowships and Diversity
Phone: 510-642-5472

GDP staff

Abby Rincón, Cynthia Ladd-Viti, Tiffany Camero