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The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) is a department within People & Culture that provides professional learning opportunities and community engagement for staff employees to increase racial literacy and cultural fluency. We are committed to creating a community where all employees have the capacity, comfort, and agency to be their authentic selves at work every day. 

DEIB was established at Berkeley in the summer of 2020, amid an ongoing wave of civil unrest and racial reckoning triggered by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police. To support Berkeley’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist institution, DEIB focuses on addressing workplace issues that create disproportionate impact and outcomes among staff employees and managers.

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Contact our Department Staff

Name Title Contact for
Lasana O. Hotep


Shirley Giraldo, Ed.M.

Employee Engagement Consultant

Contact for Employee Engagement Consulting, Sponsored Staff Organizations, Manager Mastermind Group Sessions, and Staff Appreciation Week

Tim Abdellah Fuson

Staff Affirmative Action Offer & EEO Analyst

Contact for accessing department demographic data and information
Katrina Pantig Naval

Learning and Development Strategist

Contact for the Berkeley Equity Training Series, Critical Voices in DEIB, Assessment and Consultation Services, and the DEIB Events calendar.
Laura E.  Pulido, Ph.D.

Training Design Consultant

Contact for inquiries about New Employee Reception & Orientation and institutional research being conducted within the Office of DEIB.

Jesse Arp

HR Metrics and Survey Specialist

You can also contact us via the People & Culture HR Support Center at (510) 664-9000, option 3.


Our mission is engage the campus community in transforming their consciousness, cultivating skills, and providing resources to rid the University of California at Berkeley of all forms of racism and sexism. We do this through providing high-quality professional learning experiences, producing and dissemination of useful tools, consultations and strategy advising, and substantive partnerships.

Review the University of California Board of Regents Policy 4400 to learn more about the UC system-wide commitment to Diversity.

Our Vision

We envision a model workplace, free from historical inequities, where employees from all communities are valued and succeed.

Review the University of California Board of Regents Policy 4400 to learn more about the UC system-wide commitment to Diversity.

Our Framework

A circle with sections flowing into each other titled Equity-Mindedness, Community, Systems, and Education.

DEIB’s Role Amongst Collaborators

The Office of DEIB within People & Culture is one entity among many campus collaborators advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts at UC Berkeley. Along with our campus collaborators, we work strategically to minimize duplicate efforts and to maximize support for staff. See the following list for the best entity to contact for specific DEIB related matters.



Campus Collaborator/Owner

Reporting on Staff Demographics


Cal Answers

DEIB Programming/Experiences


Center for Race & Gender | Othering & Belonging Institute | Berkeley Staff Assembly (BSA): DEIB Committee

Staff Appreciation Week


Staff Organization Sponsorship


Diversity Consulting

Division of Equity & Inclusion

Affirmative Action Tracking/Reporting


New Employee Orientation & Reception


New Employee Onboarding

Berkeley Regional Services

Employee Engagement Survey 



Constituent Board 


Manager Mastermind Group



African American Initiative | Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)

Campus Climate Tracking

MyVoice Survey | My Experience Survey 

Basic Needs

Basic Needs Center



Undocually Training | Multicultural Education Program |People & Organization Development | Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership 

Confidential Support

Employee Assistance | PATH to Care | Staff Ombuds Office

Disability Access & Compliance

Disability Access & Compliance 

Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination

Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination



Did we miss something?

While we do our best to be inclusive, UC Berkeley is a large organization and we may have missed an effort. If you’d like to be included in the list below, please contact us at with:

  1. What function you’d like to be listed under

  2. Your function’s name 

  3. Your function’s website link