"In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it." (Marianne Williamson, activist and author, 1952 - )
Welcome to the wonders of the University of California, Berkeley community. For some individuals, the Cal community will be one of the most diverse communities they have been a part of, for others this may not be true. No matter what experiences you bring with you, the UC Berkeley community has many new learning experiences in and out of the classroom to take advantage of.
This office supports new Cal students by developing programs and services to increase students’ sense of belonging and satisfaction with their first year experience. One way we do this is by promoting social justice and intercultural relations between students living in the University of California, Berkeley’s residences. This office along with many campus partners promotes a sense of welcome, well-being, and safety within the Cal community.
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
– Mahatma Gandhi.
This office provides continual social justice training for professional and student staff within the Office of Student Development. Working along side Cal students, the Office of Student Development is committed to continuing to strive to create an inclusive Cal community for all. We all must be part of the change process.
Being part of a vibrant community is challenging and exciting. In order for a community to continue to develop and grow in a healthy manner, all members of the community need to feel they belong and have a voice within the community. This office strives to help create space for all individuals, recognizing community members have different political views, backgrounds, values, goals, and beliefs. Because our community consists of many diverse people, it is imperative that we engage in difficult and respectful conversations with each other to expand our understanding of world around us. Through collaboration, openness, education and growth, together we can develop a community where every member can be successful and safe.