Equity and Inclusion

Berkeley International Office
Phone: (510) 642-2818 | Email: internationaloffice@berkeley.edu

Berkeley International Office (BIO) works to enhance the academic experiences of international students and scholars by providing advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming. Services includes advising for nonimmigrant scholars, staff, and faculty; visa document production for nonimmigrant students and scholars; programs and workshops for students and scholars; training and support for campus administrators and faculty; and U.S. permanent resident petitions for international faculty.

Cal Veteran Services Center
Phone: (510) 642-0083

The Cal Veteran Services Center (CVSC) expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within UC Berkeley. CVSC works to increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation. Services provided at CVSC include Academic, Financial Aid, and Personal Counseling; Peer Advising; Prospective Student Counseling; Drop-in Counseling with the Financial Aid Office, Disabled Students Program, Counseling and Psychological Services, Oakland Vet Center, and VA Psychologist; GI Bill Counseling; Community Room; iPad lending; Printing; Veterans in Higher Education Transition Course; and other workshops.

Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement
Email: ejce@berkeley.edu

The Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement (EJCE) is a collaborative of seven offices and centers that advocate for, build capacity with, and dialogue among and across diverse communities. The various centers and offices that comprise EJCE include: African American Student Development; Asian Pacific American Student Development; Chicanx Latinx Student Development; Gender Equity Resource Center; Multicultural Community Center; and Native American Student Development.

Educational Opportunity Program
Phone: (510) 642-7224 | Email: advising@berkeley.edu

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides first generation low-income college students with guidance and resources necessary to be successful in college. EOP academic counselors and student staff work alongside students who, despite their unique responsibilities and challenges, transform their lives through academic achievement and personal growth. EOP provides individualized academic counseling, support services, and an extensive campus referral network.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD)
Phone: (510) 643-7985 | Email: ask_ophd@berkeley.edu

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) is responsible for ensuring the University provides an environment for staff, faculty, and students that is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of categories including race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity. OPHD works with individuals who wish to make a report or complaint and helps connect them with campus resources, including the PATH to Care Center.

Re-entry Student Program
Ron Williams, Director of Re-entry Student and Veteran Services
Phone: (510) 642-7417 | Email: ronwilliams@berkeley.edu

The Re-entry Student Program works with undergraduate students age 25 and older to support their full engagement in the university and all that it offers. Programs and services provided include transition courses, scholarship opportunities, and a network of support on campus.

Student Parent Center
Phone: (510) 643-5729 | Email: studentparents@berkeley.edu

The Student Parent Center is an essential resource for a highly motivated population of students who are engaged scholars, as well as devoted parents. The Student Parent Center provides a centralized multi-purpose campus space where students can access resources, engage in informal study groups, share information, form lasting friendships, build leadership skills, celebrate achievements, recover from setbacks, exchange childcare, nurse babies, and change diapers. The Student Parent Center provides counseling and events, and resources and information about childcare, local schools, health and wellness, housing, financial aid and scholarships, internships and volunteering, transition courses, and more.

Transfer Student Center
Phone: (510) 642-4257

The Transfer Student Center provides services to assist transfer students with navigating the academic and cultural landscape of the research university. The Transfer Student Center works with students who transfer to UC Berkeley from other institutions, those who are returning to their education after an interruption, and those who are combining school with parenting. Programs and services focus on supporting a successful transition, building connection and community, and assisting students as they pursue their academic and career goals. The Center also plays a key role in campus outreach and recruitment through yield events and participation in programs involving California community colleges.

Undocumented Student Program
Phone: (510) 642-7224

The Undocumented Student Program (USP) provides guidance and support to undocumented students at Cal. USP practices a holistic, multicultural, and solution-focused approach that delivers individualized service for each student. Programs and services at USP include academic counseling, legal support, financial aid resources, and an extensive campus referral network.