Build Belonging & Community Today

Last updated 08/08/22

 

Discover ways to stay connected to the Berkeley community on campus, online, at home—anywhere!

 

How can I find community at Berkeley?

 

Discover Community

  • Connect to student groups, events, and news with CalLink, the online central hub for registered student organizations at Berkeley, including clubs, fraternities & sororities, and student government.
    • If you’re updating an organization or event on CalLink, access the CalLink organization checklist to learn more about posting events, messaging your members, and how to bolster your CalLink page. 
  • The ASUC Student Union is a hub of student life at Berkeley. Find places to shop, study, create, and connect with other students.
  • Discover a wealth of programs and ways to volunteer in the community with the Public Service Center.
  • Get involved at the LEAD Center (Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development). A campus hub for student involvement, leadership development, and co-curricular advising to help you explore your interests and pursue your passions at Cal. Find information about:
  • Newly admitted students can connect with other new students and learn about Berkeley with Golden Bear Orientation
  • Discover more ideas for finding community on the Berkeley Life student blog.

 

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How do I engage in community at Berkeley?

 

Connect with Community 

 

Digital Presence

 

How can I help shape and grow a community?

 

Supporting Students

  • For Advisers, see the Advising Matters website to access resources that support student assessment, achievement, progress, retention, growth, wellness, connectedness, and ultimately completion.
  • For Graduate Student Instructors, the GSI Remote Teaching Hub provides a curated set of training guides on remote instruction tools, best practices created by GSIs, support options for GSIs, and relevant campus policies and resources.
  • For instructional support, Keep Teaching from Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTL) helps keep your teaching moving forward with new approaches, effective strategies and resources, and best practices to support remote learning.
  • For the engineering community, the EMPOWER program supports faculty, staff, and students who want to foster an inclusive climate and advance equity for all members. 
  • Help create and implement a plan to prevent sexual harassment within your academic community with the Path to Care Center: Preventing SVSH toolkit.
  • The Teaching in Troubled Times series includes past and ongoing dialogues about some of the most pressing social and political questions that arise in student life and in classrooms at Berkeley.

 

How can I connect on social media?

 

Follow Online

  • Take a peek into life at Berkeley with these student-driven platforms:
    • Berkeley Life. Read student stories, articles, and advice about life at Berkeley. Written by students and for students. 
    • @UCBerkeleyLife on Instagram. Sharing the spectrum of undergrad life at Berkeley that you won't find anywhere else. By Berkeley students and staff.
    • @UCBerkeley TikTok. Student life outside the classroom. Content by Berkeley undergrad creators.
    • “Class of” groups on Facebook. Search for “UC Berkeley Class of ___ (Official)” with your intended graduation year to find your group.
  • Are you in a Res Hall? Res Life staff organize community meetings and ongoing programming throughout the fall and spring semesters. Students can stay up to date on program offerings through the Res Life Instagram or newsletter.
  • Are You a Grad Student? Follow the Graduate Division Facebook, Grad Div Instagram, and Grad Div Twitter for updates and information about opportunities in the community.
  • All students can also join the Student Affairs Cast for opportunities to share your stories and Berkeley experiences to your fellow students.

 

Please keep connecting with us and with each other, Bears!