Getting your graduate degree can be an isolating experience at times – but it doesn’t have to be! A large number of organizations, communities, and resources on campus aim to support graduate and professional students throughout your career at UC Berkeley. Read on to learn more about how to connect with them.
Graduate Student Organizations
Did you know that there are over 180 registered graduate student organizations? Students can log into CalLink to search and filter student organizations by interests or affinity groups, including but not limited to:
- Academic, Professional, and Departmental Affiliations (e.g., Beyond Academia, Departmental Graduate Student Associations and Councils)
- Cultural and Ethnic Associations (e.g., Black Graduate Student Association, Graduate Students de la Raza, American Indian Graduate Student Association)
- LGBTQ+ Interests (e.g., Queer Grads, Queer Caucus)
- Spiritual Organizations (e.g., International Graduate Student Ministry, Organization of Jewish Graduate Students, Veritas Fellowship)
- Women’s Interests (e.g., Asian & Pacific Islander Women’s Circle, Boalt Hall Women’s Association, Women in Science at Berkeley)
Campus Departments and Clusters
There are also many offices, departments, and units on campus that are dedicated to building stronger communities for students on campus.
The Office for Graduate Diversity (OGD) provides support services and a forum for ideas and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of underrepresented students on the Berkeley campus.
The Centers for Educational Justice and Community Engagement (EJCE) are a cluster of offices that are part of the Campus Climate, Community Engagement & Transformation unit focusing on student engagement. Their offices include the Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq), the Multicultural Community Center, and the American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP).
The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence (CE3) focus on services and communities for non-traditional students, including:
- Berkeley Underground Scholars (for formerly incarcerated and system impacted individuals)
- Cal Veteran Services Center
- Re-Entry Student Program
- Student Parent Center
- Undocumented Student Program
Graduate Assembly Projects
The Graduate Assembly manages nine standing projects, whose directors coordinate events and advocacy initiatives for their respective areas of focus. Visit their website for the full list of projects.
Want to stay plugged into events and resources for graduate and professional students? Download the GradBook for quick access to campus contacts, useful guides, and an events calendar for graduate and professional students! Organizations can submit events to the calendar here.