The university offers many resourses to support our diverse student community.
- American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP): Seeks, through outreach, individual recruitment, and student services, to counteract the barriers that prevent the full participation of American Indian and Alaska Native students in graduate education.
Office of Graduate Diversity (OCD): The Office for Graduate Diversity serves as a resource for the admissions process, academic support, financial advice, and professional development. It also provides a forum for ideas and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of underrepresented students, including those who are undocumented, first generation college students, and those who are educationally and financially challenged.
Support for Student Parents: Student parents make up about 10% of Berkeley’s graduate population. Berkeley is committed to supporting policies, programs, and services to help student parents meet their family care obligations while they pursue their academic goals.
Undocumented Graduate Student Resources (Office for Graduate Diversity): The OGD plays a central role in advancing the university’s mission to foster academic excellence through diversity. OGD provides support services for prospective and continuing students on the Berkeley campus in an effort to maintain a more diverse graduate student community. OGD serves as a resource for the admissions process, academic support services, financial advice, and professional development. It also provides a forum for ideas and programs designed to enhance the educational experience of undocumented students. Constantly a work in progress, we are working towards creating an evermore vibrant community of undocumented graduate students. We urge you to get plugged in right away to experience the benefits of UC Berkeley graduate community support!
- Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement: The Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement (EJCE) at UC Berkeley is a collaborative of offices and centers that advocate for, build capacity with and dialogue among and across diverse communities. Our community engagement approach enriches the academic success of students while fostering a campus climate that honors the dignity of all people. Each partner space is steeped in rich and vibrant legacies and established community-centered praxes of educational justice: leadership development, access, activism, academic excellence and social justice. Our work reflects interconnected identities and experiences through our collective and individual commitments to support and advance future global leaders.
- The Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence: Ensures non-traditional students excel at the top public University in the world. By respecting every undergraduate as a unique individual, CE3 programs empower UC Berkeley students to achieve and lead. CE3 is comprised of several programs and centers.
- Basic Needs Initiatives
- Berkeley Hope Scholars
- Career Pathways
- Cal NERDS
- Cal Veteran Services Center
- Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
- Miller Scholars Program
- POSSE Scholars Program
- Professional Development Program (PDP)
- Re-Entry Student Program
- Student Parent Center
- Student Support Services (SSS)
- Transfer Student Center
- Transfer Transition Program
- Undocumented Student Program (USP)
SERVES BOTH GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS