The Office for Graduate Diversity strives to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all graduate students and especially those who are marginalized and /or feel particularly vulnerable in this current political climate. In partnership with the Division of Equity and Inclusion we are committed to all Berkeley students and right now especially the graduate students who are experiencing heightened fear, anxiety, and stress over their physical and emotional safety. We recognize that some groups may feel especially vulnerable at this time including: undocumented students, members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ students, low income students, Muslim students, Jewish students, students with disabilities, and survivors of sexual harassment or sexual violence.
As always the Office for Graduate Diversity will continue to be a safe haven for graduate students seeking assistance, resources and support.
If any graduate student is struggling with the personal impact of the current political climate such as experiencing negative treatment, threats or more subtle forms of oppression because of race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious affiliation, political affiliation or country of origin, please contact CPS (counseling, psychological services, University Health Services) for support by calling (510) 642-9494.
The campus and nearby community has many programs and resources that provide academic, personal, legal, mental health and basic needs support for students from marginalized communities. Below are a few.
- UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program
- DACA Letter to Trump from: UC, CSU, CC
- University of California Undocumented Legal Services Center
- University of California Statement of Principles in Support of Undocumented Members of the UC Community
- UC Berkeley On-Campus Resources for LGBTQ students
- UC Berkeley Disabled Students’ Program
- Arab Resource and Community Center Resources
- Council on American-Islamic Relations
- Stop Hate Awareness Program
- East Bay Community Law Center
- East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
- Bay Area Comprehensive Resource List: Post Election