Inclusive Excellence Hub front door

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Create a Home of Inclusivity

Berkeley is a place where the brightest minds come together for transformational change. As the highest-ranked public university in the country, UC Berkeley is looked to as a model in spearheading initiatives that address society’s evolving cultural landscape.

Berkeley is ever more committed to creating a campus where underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds, but with shared experiences and challenges, can find a welcoming community of support and belonging.

The Inclusive Excellence Hub will house innovative programs

Imagine bringing our diverse community of students, faculty and community members together in a vibrant, inclusive space where students historically underrepresented in higher education can find camaraderie and build multi-disciplinary networks of their peers through innovative programming. A lively, informal space where programs focused on strengthening diversity are located next to an in-house faculty advisor and graduate student mentors who can help guide students through their academic journey.

The Hub is the first campus-wide community space exclusively dedicated to increasing excellence through diversity and belonging at Berkeley. The Hub will house programs that attract highly qualified,  underrepresented prospective graduate and undergraduate students  as they tour campus. The Hub represents Berkeley’s mission as a beacon of opportunity for promising students from all backgrounds.

Highlighted Inclusive Excellence Hub programming

Dissertation Writing Workshops – dissertation writing support and scaffolding

Path to the Professoriate – a learning community to promote and encourage underrepresented students in preparation for faculty positions

Resident Faculty Mentors of Color – faculty members in residence mentoring graduate and undergraduate students Diversity & Community Fellows – graduate students serving as peer mentors and developing programming for graduate students navigating academia and campus life

Firebaugh Undergraduate Programs – supporting undocumented and underrepresented undergraduate students exploring research and graduate education

Inclusive Excellence Hub programming to support DEIB

Building Naming: A rare campus naming opportunity exists for this vibrant diversity programming hub with support at the $10,000,000 level if approved by campus.

Inclusive Program Naming: Programming investments will provide the intellectual basis to maintain the innovative scaffolding happening at the Hub. Investments of $1,000,000 – $5,000,000 will endow and provide program naming opportunities for supporting our underrepresented student community.

Inclusive Excellence Program Supporter: Invest in the intellectual capital that promotes the success for our underrepresented students.

We welcome your partnership, feedback, and ideas as we work to put in place concrete efforts to allow access, build community, and move the needle for underrepresented student support. To learn how you can help, contact Liz Moress, Executive Director of Development at [email protected].