Inclusive Excellence Hub

Inclusive Excellence Hub front door

A space for you.

The new Inclusive Excellence Hub at UC Berkeley is a unique, welcoming venue where underrepresented graduate students can find camaraderie and build multi-disciplinary networks of their peers. Located in a newly renovated building, the Hub is the first campus-wide community space exclusively dedicated to increasing excellence through diversity and belonging among Berkeley’s graduate students.

Discover, Learn & Find Your Community

Within its walls, you’ll find a vibrant, informal environment hosting special learning communities, pilot programs for URM students, workshops, and events to help students build skills and discover opportunities. Resident faculty mentors of color, Diversity and Community Fellows, and peer mentors are also available to help guide you through your academic journey or just provide a listening ear.

Programming & Support You'll Find at The Hub

  • American Indian Graduate Programprovide mentorship and coordinate resources for Indigenous graduate students
  • Dissertation Writing Workshops – provide dissertation writing support and scaffolding
  • Diversity & Community Fellows – graduate students who serve as peer mentors providing a listening ear and developing programming to build community for graduate students navigating their academic programs and campus life  
  • Firebaugh Undergraduate Research Program – support undocumented and underrepresented undergraduate students exploring research and graduate education
  • Graduate Affinity Groups Collaborations – space for affinity groups catering to graduate students to meet and provide programming
  • Path to the Professoriate – a learning community to promote and encourage students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education with preparation for faculty positions
  • Peer Writing Group unrestricted space for graduate students to write in community
  • Resident Faculty Mentors of Color – faculty members in residence to mentor graduate and undergraduate students  and lead by example
  • Transfer Student Research Intro – workshops and mentoring opportunities in partnership with the Transfer Office designed to introduce undergraduate transfer students to the campus research landscape and graduate education possibilities
  • UndocuGrads – monthly community engagement events and an array of professional development opportunities catered to undocumented graduate students

Event Calendar: See What's Happening at The Hub

Jul 2

Ph.D. Admissions Bootcamp

During our Ph.D. Admissions Bootcamp you’ll learn all about the path to Ph.D., including insights on admissions, tips for developing…

Start: July 2, 2024 3:00pm - End: July 31, 2024 5:00pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm


Visit the Inclusive Excellence Hub



2515 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720

Summer Hours:

Monday – Friday
9 AM to 5 PM


Drop In and Reservable Spaces Available 

The Hub offers various drop in and reservable meeting, study, and event spaces.

You can hold private, virtual calls in one of our Zen Booths, hold meetings or study in one of our rooms, or fuel up in our lounge areas. 

Reserve Space at The Hub

Contact Us

Mariela Cruz Aguilera, Inclusive Excellence Hub Coordinator

[email protected]

Stay Connected

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