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Highlights for Student Affairs Strategic Priority: Access

Goals: Advance an inclusive campus climate; increase affordability 

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Gold Folder Helps Faculty and Staff Identify Students in Distress

The Office of the Dean of Students in collaboration with the Tang Center's Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) distributed campuswide the Gold Folder Faculty/Staff Reference to Assist Students in Distress and facilitated in-person trainings. The Gold Folder is designed as a quick reference guide to help faculty and staff identify signs of an emotionally distressed student and access appropriate resources to help themselves, the student, and the campus community. Read more | View Gold Folder

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RSSP Boosts Revenue to Support No Rate Increase for Housing and Dining Expenses

Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP) increased revenue from new business to support a zero percent rate increase in students' housing and dining expenses. The increased revenue included concession revenue of $1.6 million, catering revenue of $500,000, additional conference services revenue of $1.4 million, and business sponsorships revenue of $500,000, for a grand total of $4 million in additional revenue that is helping to keep students' housing and dining expenses affordable.

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Financial Aid Long-Term Goal: Undergraduates to Graduate With No Debt

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO) leadership has engaged with campus stakeholders on approaches to controlling or eliminating student debt and has strategized with multiple faculty committees, including the Academic Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Honors, and Financial Aid (CUSHFA); the Coordination Board; and the Gimlet Group. FASO has also partnered with the Development Office of Student Affairs (DOSA) on fundraising strategies and the engagement of donors to actively reduce student debt at UC Berkeley. FASO is part of the national conversation on student debt with the National Direct Student Loan Coalition (NDSLC), the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and representatives of Congress.

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Public Service Center Cultivates a New Generation of Leaders

The Public Service Center completed its first full year of implementing the $9 million Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program. The Center selected 18 undergraduates to participate in the program, all of whom received a need-based scholarship ranging from $1,500 to $3,000, leadership training, and advising. Named in honor of a legendary UC Berkeley alumnus known for his deep compassion, the Peter E. Haas Public Service Leaders Program seeks to grow a new generation of leaders committed to helping society.  Read more Meet 2012-13 Leaders

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Creating Opportunities for Low-Income Students to Develop Science Skills

The Lawrence Hall of Science's East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) program gives low-income communities of color in the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Emeryville, and San Francisco opportunities to develop critical-thinking skills through scientific research and exploration. Students attend well-structured and academically rigorous activities that lead to the development of important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, and have the chance to become young leaders by examining health and environmental issues in their communities. EBAYS provides an innovative model for schools and universities to address the inadequacies of STEM education available in the usual school setting in a way that benefits both participants and their home communities. After finishing the program, EBAYS students are finding success in science, with about 90 percent of participants going on to college-level science studies.  Lawrence Hall of Science | EBAYS Program

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Independent Hearing Officer Fosters Shared Community Values

The work of the Independent Hearing Officer (IHO) is unique in providing opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage in enforcing shared community values. In the first year, the IHO trained 53 faculty, staff, and students to serve as panelists. By attending trainings and serving on panels set up by the IHO, faculty and staff gain valuable opportunities to interact with students on a level playing field in a way that fosters community building. Providing due process to students charged in the Student Conduct hearing process ensures equity and access to fairness. Panel members have numerous opportunities to weigh in on the question of what shapes Berkeley's shared community values. Because many stakeholders contribute to this conversation, it promotes excellence and the opportunity to learn from one another.

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Lawrence Hall of Science Provides Pathways from College to Career

The Lawrence Hall of Science's public science center provides opportunities for both pre-college and UC Berkeley students to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  Interns and student volunteers work in the Hall’s TechHive and Ingenuity Lab programs, creating science-, technology-, and engineering-based educational activities for the Hall’s public visitors, and participate in group projects such as Maker events and the Pioneer in Engineering Robotics Competition.  Through these work and internship opportunities, as well as mentoring provided through partnerships with the College of Engineering and student groups, participants gain deeper understanding of the role of education in their own lives, as well as an awareness of the career opportunities available to them after college. More than 172,000 visitors to the Hall also benefit from the materials created by these students. Lawrence Hall of Science

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Vice Chancellor Le Grande Confirmed to California Student Aid Commission

Vice Chancellor Harry Le Grande was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Student Aid Commission in 2013. The California Student Aid Commission is the principal state agency responsible for administering financial aid programs for students attending public and private universities, colleges, and vocational schools in California. The Commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership in partnership with California's colleges, universities, financial institutions, and financial aid associations. As a commissioner, Vice Chancellor Le Grande will help make higher education financially accessible to all Californians. Read more | CA Student Aid Commission