Commitment to Diversity
The College of Environmental Design is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment for our faculty and students that respect and reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. The intellectual exchange of ideas, learning to interact effectively with each other, and developing attitudes of responsibility for leadership in society and decision-making, are enhanced through a community that respects and values the insights gained from various points of view.
Our focus is to engage faculty and students in the critical examination of the intersection of race and ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, power and privilege, poverty and inequality, restorative justice, and other aspects of human identity and relations within the built environment. Our faculty and students create opportunities for action and the implementation of theory into practice.
Whether you plan to be a scholar, or work in the environmental design professions, we welcome you to join our community!
The principles of community for the University of California Berkeley are rooted in a mission of teaching, research and public service. For more information, visit UC Berkeley’s Division of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity and Berkeley’s strategic plan for Excellence Equity and Inclusion.
Undergraduate Outreach and Recruitment
The CED Admissions Ambassador Undergraduate Internship Program is a leadership opportunity for current undergraduates. The Ambassadors aid the college's effort to increase visibility of CED-related fields, especially to underrepresented communities, encouraging prospective students to apply to our degree programs. The Ambassadors gain personal and professional skills by reaching out to local, national, and international communities. Outreach is done through high school and community college visits, hosting prospective students on campus, panels, presentations, phone banking, Cal Day, development of multimedia tools, and more. Through training and participation in these outreach activities, Ambassadors facilitate community-building within the college, interacting with fellow undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Ambassadors work closely with advisers in the CED Office of Undergraduate Advising.
- If you are interested in more information about the program or would like to connect with a current CED Admissions Ambassador, please contact Kristian Dawson.
- For more information on applying to our programs, please visit Undergraduate Admissions.
Graduate Outreach and Recruitment
CED is committed to promoting and supporting inclusion, social justice, and equity within the environmental design disciplines. Prospective students who are from a social or cultural background underrepresented in design/urban planning graduate education, or those who have faced challenges due to cultural or family background, economic resources, age, or other circumstances, are strongly encouraged to apply to our graduate programs.
If you are interested in more information about our specific graduate programs, the admissions process, or fellowships please connect with our Graduate Student Affairs Officers by using the contact information below.
M.Arch, M.AAD, M.S and Ph.D
232 Bauer Wurster Hall
M.CP and Ph.D
226 Bauer Wurster Hall
M.LA and Ph.D
206 Bauer Wurster Hall
Institute of Urban and Regional Development
206 Bauer Wurster Hall
316 Bauer Wurster Hall
For more information on applying to our programs, please visit Graduate Admissions.ddd
For more information on resources and services for Graduate Students, please visit the Berkeley Graduate Division website.