Statements & news


June 27, 2019

Berkeley News

This week, Native American college students are considering law as a profession at a five-day admissions workshop on campus called the Pipeline to Law Initiative. It’s the first time the three-year-old program has been offered at Berkeley Law.

The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) has reinvented itself on campus during the past school year, and the hope is that the initiative, which got underway Wednesday, also will help reintroduce Native American issues at Berkeley Law and across the campus.

June 26, 2019

Dear campus community,


Every member of the UC Berkeley community is a valuable contributor to the university, regardless of immigration status. We recognize that recent reports of potential raids have many in our community (locally and in other parts of the country) feeling a heightened level of anxiety. We remain steadfast in welcoming, supporting, and building community with our undocumented students and staff.

June 7, 2019

Cal Messages

Dear Berkeley Staff Colleagues:

It's with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Dr. Sidalia (Sid) G. Reel, Director of Staff Diversity Initiatives. We are truly grateful to her for making the Division of Equity & Inclusion and the campus a better workplace for all. 

May 31, 2019

Chancellor's Office

Dear Campus Community,

This year is the 400th year anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves at England’s Colony of Virginia, marking the beginning of slavery on the North American continent.

Last year the federal 400 Years of African American History Commission Act was signed into law and now, together as a country and a campus, we will acknowledge, study, and discuss the meaning and lasting impact of a despicable chapter in our nation’s history.

May 17, 2019

Chancellor's Office

To the Berkeley campus community:

May 14, 2019

Berkeley News

“I’m from the Northern Mariana Islands, which is a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. Rota is the island I was raised on. It has about 1,000 people on it now, and it’s about four miles wide and 12 miles long. I remember when I got into Cal, when I heard that there were 40,000 students, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s 40,000 islands.’