OGD serves as a resource for the admissions process, academic support, financial advice, and professional development. It also provides a forum for ideas and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of underrepresented students, including those who are undocumented, first -generation college students, and those who are educationally and financially challenged.

For over 45 years, UC Berkeley has been committed to encouraging and supporting underrepresented students on the Berkeley campus. The Office for Graduate Diversity was established to provide outreach, confidential advising, and mentoring support to students who seek to obtain graduate degrees at UC Berkeley.

How we help

For Prospective Students — Outreach & Admissions Assistance

We want you to know that you belong here. The Office for Graduate Diversity staff visits colleges and universities across the country to encourage students to apply to UC Berkeley.

We provide students with graduate school admissions assistance, as well as information and strategic planning on the application process and statements of purpose.

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For Current Students — Academic Support & Mentoring

We ensure you have the support you need throughout your graduate studies, from admission to completion of your degree. We offer assistance in planning for personal and academic success, professional development, and post-graduation plans. Should you require tutoring or have special need circumstances, financial assistance is available.

The Director of the Office for Graduate Diversity, staff, and campus diversity directors provide mentoring on an ongoing basis. Advising and counseling is available to all currently enrolled students and those considering applying to UC Berkeley, as well as advising on financial planning and funding.

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Meet Our Graduate Diversity and Community Fellows

The Diversity and Community Fellows work to advance and implement the Diversity and Inclusion goals of OGD and the Graduate Division. Connect with a fellow and make an appointment to discuss questions you may have about graduate education at UC Berkeley. »

We hold close to our hearts the pain and righteous anger of Black folks

Our recommitment to our work and a call to action