Student Affairs Annual Report

2020-21 Impact Report, Student Affairs

UC Berkeley Student Affairs Impact Report, 2020–21

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Student Affairs Impact Report!  This format enables us to highlight the breadth and depth of the diverse student-focused programs and services that our large division provides the campus in support of student life. Even as the global pandemic continues to significantly influence what we do and how we do it, you will see in this report that we have approached our stewardship of the Berkeley student experience with vigor, flexibility, and creativity. I am incredibly grateful for the committed and dedicated staff that persevered despite the many hurdles we encountered. Our ranks grew when the Center for Educational Partnerships joined our division, adding their amazing talents and expertise and aligning with campus enrollment management functions. Equally impressive was the resilience and engagement displayed by our students as they navigated a year marked by unexpected twists and turns, resulting in an academic year like no other.  Additionally, we were humbled by the extensive levels of support we received from campus donors and friends who contributed over $1.5 million to the Student Emergency Fund.  

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, our division made progress towards our newly-developed strategic plan. This plan is designed to provide our large division with a compass for guiding our programs, advocacy efforts, and services amidst the continued press of our budget realities. Our five priority areas include: 

  • Redefining the Student Experience
  • Culture of Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 
  • Financial Stability 
  • Health Justice and Holistic Well-Being
  • Organizational Behavior and Development  

Since our last report, the division has also been taking steps to combat racism and anti-Blackness in order to move us closer to becoming a more just and equitable organization. This work has always been needed, but in Summer 2020, there was a heightened awareness and reckoning with long-standing systematic racism in the United States, largely due to protests against systemic racism and the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.  In this year’s Impact Report, you will be introduced to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Advisory Board and the work of our newly established Senior Advisor on Equity and Belonging. 

In closing, I want to emphasize how grateful I am for the phenomenal team of committed, compassionate Student Affairs professionals we have in our division. It is their collective work we celebrate through this report.


Stephen C. Sutton, Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


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