Our Programs and Services
Staff Diversity Initiatives leads and partners with several departments on campus to offer a variety of services and programs to the campus community.
The BSA Mentorship Program is a volunteer program, coordinated by the Career Development Committee, that pairs experienced campus staff members with staff who are looking to develop themselves professionally. Participants have the opportunity to build connections, explore challenges, and better understand the Berkeley organizational culture.
In collaboration with other organizations on campus, Staff Diversity Initiatives addresses staff climate, equity, inclusion and diversity issues through department/unit consulting, training, strategic planning, and collaboration.
The Multicultural Education Program (MEP) is a portal to multicultural education resources, assisting with classroom discussions and group facilitation, and hosting trainings for the campus community on diversity, unconscious bias, and cross-cultural communication.
Staff Appreciation Week is inspired, planned and put on by a volunteer group of your staff peers; people who care and take time out of their regular schedules to ensure that this week of activities is a huge success. About a couple dozen of these people work hard over the course of six long months and are joined by another 200 volunteers on the day of Summerfest.
Staff Organizations work together to offer individuals the opportunity to become more involved in campus life. Many of these groups are identity-based organizations that celebrate the diversity of our staff members, while also offering a safe space on campus to share and learn about each other.
In the spring of 2012, a team of UC Berkeley staff and students came together in support of undocumented students on our campus. The team began meeting regularly to develop a campus training for staff and faculty, as well as an ally sticker project.