Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.72
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of California, Berkeley
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Mikayla Tran
SDG & OS Engagement Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
UC Berkeley achieved a diversity index of 0.69 based on the U.S. News 2020 Campus Ethnic Diversity ranking. U.S. News uses data drawn from an institution’s total undergraduate student body during Fall of 2019.

In Spring 2019 the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) announced UC Berkeley as a Bronze Award recipient for the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program. The honor is given to colleges and universities that signed and executed the ASEE Deans Diversity Pledge; have an infrastructure to support diverse populations; have at least one K‐12 or community college pipeline activity; implement at least one additional program or initiative from a list of proven practices; and have a Diversity and Inclusion Plan that includes measurable goals designed to improve diversity. While the Silver and Gold Level criteria are currently being redesigned, UC Berkeley was also recognized as exemplar.

Documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

Website URL where documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
ASEE Diversity Recognition Program: https://diversityrecognition.asee.org/recognized-institutions/

For more information on campus diversity efforts, visit The Division of Equity & Inclusion website: https://diversity.berkeley.edu/

Recent news in diversity work on campus:
- "UC Berkeley’s push for more diversity shows in its newly admitted class" https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/07/16/uc-berkeleys-push-for-more-diversity-shows-in-its-newly-admitted-class/
- "UC Berkeley Graduate Division Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Advance Diversity" https://grad.berkeley.edu/news/announcements/uc-berkeley-graduate-division-awards-1-5-million-grant-to-advance-diversity/

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