Diversity in Hiring

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African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, and undergraduate students with disabilities are represented on campus at far lower levels (often less than half) than they are across the state.

UC Berkeley is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Diversity refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. These differences can include:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Language
  • Abilities/disabilities
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Educational background
  • Geographic region

Why We Do This Work: The Numbers

California is one of the most diverse states in the nation with its diversity ever-growing. UC Berkeley's Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity states as a goal to "create a critical mass of talented students [...] that will fully represent California’s excellence and diversity." At present, UC Berkeley does not represent the diversity of the state. Part of the work of the Division of Equity & Inclusion is to help redress this lack of representation at UC Berkeley.

African American Representation graph
Chicanx Latinx Representation graph