Statements & news


October 28, 2018

Berkeley News

Dear campus community,

Today we join together with millions of people around our country and the world to condemn the horrific and senseless violence in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. On behalf of the UC Berkeley community, I extend our sincere condolences and strong support to the relatives, friends and colleagues of the eleven Jewish Americans who were senselessly slaughtered in their house of worship. We are all members of the extended, global family that mourns their loss.

October 26, 2018

Cal Message

Dear members of the campus community,

We unequivocally support our transgender and non-binary students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We see you, we value you and we recognize your important contributions to the life and culture of our campus.

October 16, 2018

Berkeley News

Message from Stephen C. Sutton, vice chancellor or student affairs.

Dear campus community:

I am excited to announce the appointment of Olufemi “Femi” Ogundele as Berkeley’s new assistant vice chancellor and director of undergraduate admissions. He will start in this role on January 1, 2019.   

October 2, 2018

Berkeley News

This week we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library and the Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies — the latter named for Berkeley’s seventh chancellor. These events, for me, bring Chang-Lin even more vividly to mind. He was, of course, the first person of Asian descent to lead a major American research university. He was also an extraordinary leader, and an important model and mentor to me.

September 27, 2018

Cal Messages

Dear campus community,

Every member of the UC Berkeley community is a valuable contributor to the university, regardless of immigration status. We remain steadfast in welcoming, supporting, and building community with our undocumented students and staff.

September 26, 2018

Cal Messages

Dear campus community,

On behalf of the MyVoice Working Group and its Action Planning team, I write to provide the latest updates on the MyVoice survey initiative and to invite your participation in the next stage of this important project.

Earlier this year, nearly 15,000 UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty took the MyVoice survey, sharing their experiences, beliefs, and knowledge regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment (SVSH).