The Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD) is an integral part of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley. OGD provides support services specifically focused on the needs of underrepresented graduate students and a forum for ideas and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of students from diverse backgrounds. We are inclusive of not only students from underrepresented demographics and protected classes, but also the experiences of disabled students, LGBTQ+ students, undocumented students, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and first-generation college students.

We work with all graduate programs across campus to build equity and inclusion, improve the campus experience and academic outcomes, and create an academic environment that welcomes, enriches and supports all students. Our focus is on the whole student — we advocate for, guide, and assist graduate students from the moment of admission to the completion of your degree requirements.