A Welcoming and Safe Campus for all Graduate Students

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The Office for Graduate Diversity strives to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all graduate students and especially those who are marginalized and /or feel particularly vulnerable in this current political climate. In partnership with the Division of Equity and Inclusion we are committed to all Berkeley students and right now especially the graduate students who are experiencing heightened fear, anxiety, and stress over their physical and emotional safety. We recognize that some groups may feel especially vulnerable at this time including: undocumented students, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ students, low income students, Muslim students, Jewish students, students with disabilities, and survivors of sexual harassment or sexual violence.

As always the Office for Graduate Diversity will continue to be a safe haven for graduate students seeking assistance, resources and support.

If any graduate student is struggling with the personal impact of the current political climate such as experiencing negative treatment, threats or more subtle forms of oppression because of race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, political affiliation or country of origin, please contact CPS (counseling, psychological services, University Health Services) for support by calling (510) 642-9494.

The campus and nearby community has many programs and resources that provide academic, personal, legal, mental health and basic needs support for students from marginalized communities. Below are a few.