Student Legal Services: How Can We Help?

Online via Zoom

An overview of Student Legal Services - which provides free legal counseling to registered UC Berkeley students - with open Q&A during any remaining time.

The Graduate Assembly: UC Berkeley’s Graduate Student Government

Online via Zoom

The GA aims to improve the lives of University of California, Berkeley graduate students and to foster a vibrant, inclusive graduate student community. The GA's main thrusts are thus grad student funding/resources, well-being, and advocacy. In this talk, we'll discuss current projects/initiatives, spaces and resources the GA provides, and the roles that you can play in shaping the graduate student experience at Berkeley. We are always looking for department Delegates, so for those interested in policy, event-planning, and advocacy work, becoming involved in the GA may be for you!

A Primer to Conduct and Policies

Online via Zoom

This session will briefly explore different policies that govern conduct related to free speech, academic integrity and conduct at UC Berkeley. The session will be a guide on reporting different issues of misconduct, while highlighting the limitations of the different policies and offer alternative support mechanisms should students finds themselves facing issues on campus.

Cultivating a Respectful Graduate Community: Sexual violence and harassment prevention education for graduate and professional students

Online via Zoom

The 60 min training on sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention is a required education opportunity that all new graduate students must complete. This training will cover topics such as: the definitions and impact of sexual violence, being an active bystander, how to challenge unhealthy social norms that normalize violence, how to support a friend or colleague impacted by violence or harm, as well as the resources, rights, and options for those impacted by SVSH.

Basic Needs Center Overview

Online via Zoom

Come learn more about the Basic Needs Center team, who is committed to fostering belonging and justice on the UC Berkeley campus through a robust model that includes both short-term emergency relief and long-term support services addressing students’ basic needs. We define basic needs as an ecosystem that at the core includes food security, housing security, and financial stability.

Getting the Mentoring You Need

Online via Zoom

Gain insight into establishing and working within the context of mentoring relationships with faculty. Learn strategies and skills for mentoring undergraduates at Berkeley and in your future career.

The University Library: Your Partner in Research and Teaching

Online via Zoom

The UC Berkeley Libraries comprise one of the largest academic libraries in the United States, with unique collections that attract researchers from around the world. Learn how the Library’s collections and services can save you time and boost your research to the next level.

Academic & Professional Writing

Online via Zoom

Develop the academic and professional skills necessary for the successful completion of graduate programs: academic, grant, dissertation, and professional writing, editing, and preparing articles for publications. Learn about the many workshops offered to graduate students.

Initiating Accommodations in Grad School

Online via Zoom

The Disabled Students' Program promotes an accessible and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. Students who will need or are interested in learning more about academic accommodations for coursework or research should attend this session. The Graduate Disability Specialists will go over general information about who is eligible for services, what sort of services are available, and support provided. This session is intended for students who have not yet connected with DSP.

Cultivating a Respectful Graduate Community: Sexual violence and harassment prevention education for graduate and professional students

Online via Zoom

The 60 min training on sexual violence and sexual harassment prevention is a required education opportunity that all new graduate students must complete. This training will cover topics such as: the definitions and impact of sexual violence, being an active bystander, how to challenge unhealthy social norms that normalize violence, how to support a friend or colleague impacted by violence or harm, as well as the resources, rights, and options for those impacted by SVSH.cen

Primer to the Office for Graduate Diversity

Online via Zoom

This session will provide an overview of the Office for Graduate Diversity's resources and programs available to underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income graduate students