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.
Getting into Grad School (GiGS) is a collaborative partnership between the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD) and the Graduate Assembly (GA), whose ultimate goal is to encourage and prepare undergraduate UC Berkeley students to select, apply, and enroll in graduate school. UC Berkeley graduate students who are selected have the opportunity to strengthen leadership, mentorship, and advising skills. As well as directly enhancing graduate student diversity in higher education.
As part of UC Berkeley's mission to foster academic excellence through diversity, the American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP) seeks, through outreach, individual recruitment, and student services, to counteract the barriers that prevent the full participation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in graduate education.