Thriving Initiatives

Leading work that transforms UC Berkeley’s ecosystem of services, opportunities, and experiences for all students, staff, and faculty.

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The Division of Equity & Inclusion works to reshape and influence policies and practices that increase opportunities, advance social justice, and create equitable experiences for all students, staff, and faculty.

We lead responsive work that connects systematically marginalized students, staff, and faculty to an ecosystem of supports, resources, and community-building opportunities across campus.

We serve as an anchor point for a network of Thriving Initiatives that promote equity-based, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive values and approaches as throughlines in all aspects of campus life, including recruitment, admissions, teaching, learning, advising, research, and professional development. 

From dedicated scholarships to leadership programs, these initiatives give underrepresented students a chance to expand their knowledge and horizons. These programs also encourage students to build community and, most importantly, see themselves represented across campus and beyond. 

Through the Thriving Initiatives, we are creating a home for all future and current students, staff, and faculty to feel welcome at UC Berkeley. Regardless of your experience and background, we are here to help you thrive. Learn more today.

Thriving Initiatives

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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Coming soon! In the meantime, learn more about the history of the UC Land Grab, recommendations and resources. 

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We are working together to reimagine academic, co- curricular, and research opportunities for our AA and PI students, staff, and faculty in our collective pursuit of greater educational access and equity at Berkeley.

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UC Berkeley is in its quest to become not only a Hispanic-Serving Institution but a Latinx Thriving one. LTI Is exploring new ways to support student success, including intentional admissions outreach efforts, services, and programs that create a sense of welcoming and belonging.

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UC Berkeley Latinx Thriving Initiatives: 2022 - 2023 Year in Review

The Latinx Thriving Initiatives invites you to view their progress and key milestones in this recap video.

2023 African American Initiative Scholarship Celebration

5th Annual African American Initiative Scholarship Celebration