Statements & news


November 29, 2016

Los Angeles Times

Leaders of California's three systems of public higher education sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urging him to allow students who are in the country illegally to continue their educations without fear of deportation.

The Daily Californian

It shouldn’t take the election of a ding-dong to spur the campus to provide more support for undocumented students. Since before the election, these students have called on the University of California to provide more support amid an often hostile campus climate and systemic hurdles.

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November 23, 2016

The Atlantic

The "invisible labor" done by professors of color is not usually rewarded with tenure and promotion. But it is more important now than ever.

Cal Message

Dear campus community,

Today, on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to give thanks for all that we have. It is also a time to reflect on the needs of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

As noted in messages to the campus following the election, we have particular concern for those members of our community who feel the loss of a sense of safety and security, including students who are concerned about their legal status and continued ability to take advantage of all that Berkeley, and our country, have to offer.

November 10, 2016


In light of yesterday's election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community. The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance.

Berkeley News

More than a dozen professors rallied Thursday to assure students, staff and other faculty members of UC Berkeley's unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and its promise to provide allies, advocates and spaces for people of color, women, undocumented students as well as ethnic, religious and other minorities who have expressed concerns about the future following the election of Donald Trump.