One of the primary objectives of OMBO’s outreach initiative is to promote a culture that fosters creativity, productivity, and respect for human diversity.
There are many challenges presented by the ever-increasing diversity of the population, and any organization is only as strong as the people within it. As the composition of the University and outside community continues to change, the need to understand and respond to each other grows stronger.
As a global educational institution, UC Berkeley’s products, services, and programs must appeal to a wide range of interests, orientations, abilities, and needs.
The following programs pay tribute to cultural diversity, and celebrate the rich heritage and cultural differences of the program participants:
UC Berkeley Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For more information about Berkeley's committment to promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, visit http://diversity.berkeley.edu/.
Cal Independent Scholars Network Program
CISN provides students with information and tools to access academic and personal resources to help them achieve their educational and career objectives. A committed and caring campus community comprised of faculty, staff, alumni and Cal parents offer guidance, support and friendship to CISN students from the time of admission. Through partnerships with colleges, schools, and departments across campus, CISN has developed a network of caring individuals who provide support to CISN students throughout their academic career at the University of California, Berkeley. Participation in CISN will allow Cal students increased opportunities to achieve the academic success they have worked so hard to attain. Reference: http://trsp.berkeley.edu/cisn.htm.
Fabric of Cal
The annual Fabric of Cal fashion show is designed to showcase the many fashionable and trend-setting clothing designs promoting the UC Berkeley name, as well as to highlight the diversity of Cal. The models are students, staff, and alumni who collectively demonstrate the diversity that permeates our campus community. To view a presentation of the Fabric of Cal 2008, which was held during Caltopia in August 2008, please visit the link listed below.