Navigating the Housing Search

With serene nature, a bustling atmosphere, and close proximity to the Bay, Berkeley is a lively and beautiful city with much to offer residents. However, finding housing in such a high-demand environment can be tricky – without the proper resources or knowledge, the search becomes quite an uphill battle.

2024 Leadership in Graduate Diversity Award Recipients

Launched in 2022, The UC Berkeley Leadership in Graduate Diversity Awards aims to shed light on and award graduate students who have demonstrated stellar contributions to advancing the graduate and professional underrepresented minority (URM) student community.

Office for Graduate Diversity Hosts Annual Weekend Visit

On March 16 and 17, 136 admitted graduate students visited UC Berkeley’s campus as a part of the University’s Diversity Days. The Diversity Days experience is hosted by the Office for Graduate Diversity and reserved for first-generation and low-income admits as well as admits who’ve graduated from an HBCU, TCU, or HSI.

Exciting Renovations at the Inclusive Excellence Hub

Over the last four months, you may have walked by 2515 Channing Way and noticed work crews, painters, and even cement trucks. The Inclusive Excellence Hub, a vibrant and inclusive community space for underrepresented graduate students, was getting an update.

Martha Chavez

Greetings from the Office for Graduate Diversity

I hope you are having a fantastic start to the new academic year! I’d like to introduce myself as the Assistant Dean for Graduate Diversity in the Graduate Division. My team and I manage all of the initiatives within the Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD), including programs now in spaces like the Inclusive Excellence Hub. I’ve been at Berkeley for 16 years, but this is my first Fall semester with the OGD. I am thrilled to be working with an amazing team. 

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D-Lab Workshop Empowers Students to Advance Social Justice in Data Science

Set to begin with its second iteration this June, the 8-week cohort-based online program provides a scaffolded, project-based learning environment — designed within a social justice framework — giving current Berkeley graduate students the ability to apply data science skills and tools in their individual fields of study whether they’re coming from public health, education, law, public policy or any discipline across campus.

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Native/Indigenous graduate students help build a more culturally-responsive campus

Each November, we commemorate Native American Heritage Month by acknowledging and recognizing the heritage and contributions (past, present and future) of Native and Indigenous people. However, the various ways in which our Native/Indigenous students impact Berkeley extend well beyond a particular month or day. These students’ multifaceted experiences not only help to inform their individual identities, but also help build a more culturally-responsive campus community.