Equity & Inclusion

Equity & Inclusion

Our mission is to expand the frontiers of fundamental physics research, to educate the next generation of scientific and educational leaders, and to produce an impact on the community commensurate with the distinguished history and tradition of Physics at Berkeley. We bring together diverse and excellent faculty, students, staff and researchers with a universal dedication to upholding the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and service.

Berkeley Physics welcomes your comments on the department's working Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.
Please contact Ori Ganor to provide feedback.

Additional information on diversity, equity and inclusion can also be found on the UC Berkeley Diversity website. Watch the video below for information on our Identity Matters Program, and click here to look at the educational materials.

 

 

UC Berkeley & Physics Codes of Conduct

Berkeley Physics students are expected to adhere to all aspects of the university's Student Code of Conduct.

In addition, the Physics Department has adopted additional policies and procedures to address potential harassment issues within the department, which are summarized in the Physics Student Code of Conduct.

Faculty are expected to adhere to the university's Faculty Code of Conduct

Policy on Sexual Harassment

The University of California and the Department of Physics are committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an environment free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the University prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and University policy.

Department Statement on Harassment and Discrimination

To achieve its mission, the Department of Physics is committed to enforcing the University’s policies on nondiscrimination, sexual Harassment and sexual violence, sexual misconduct, and appropriate conduct.  The Department of Physics and the Physics community at UC Berkeley will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment in any form and will work aggressively with campus to provide immediate access to the resources necessary to support individuals who feel they are victims of unlawful harassment and/or discrimination.  

View Resources on Sexual Harassment
View FAQ on Sexual Harassment
View Berkeley Physics Faculty Statement on Sexual Harassment
View M&PS statement on an Equitable, Inclusive Environment
View 2016 Climate Survey Results

Resources for Reporting Intolerance and Advancing Equity and Inclusion

You may file a report anonymously or by name on the UC Systemwide Intolerance Reporting Form
You may also choose to file a report with UCPD in 1 Sproul Hall (510) 642-6760 (non-emergency) if you experience or observe a Hate Crime.
UC Berkeley maintains the stophate.berkeley.edu website where you will find campus information and resources.

Other important links:
ASUC Student Advocate Office (SAO)
Student Legal Services
Additional reporting, support services, and other information