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Diversity and Climate

The members of the UC Berkeley Department of Music-students, teachers, and staff-are committed to engaging freely in the scholarly and artistic conversations with respect for one another’s diverse views and experiences.

As a community, we emphatically stand up against comments or actions targeting anyone’s age, class, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or any other form of identity.

We celebrate our rich diversity as a source of innovative ideas and accomplishments and we strive to establish a climate that promotes respect for the contributions of all members of our community.

Statement on Diversity

These principles of community for the University of California, Berkeley, are rooted in a mission of teaching, research and public service and are fully upheld by the Music Department. They reflect our passion for critical inquiry, debate, discovery and innovation, and our deep commitment to contributing to a better world. Every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring and humane environment in which these values can thrive.

  • We place honesty and integrity in our teaching, learning, research and administration at the highest level.
  • We recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors.
  • We affirm the dignity of all individuals and strive to uphold a just community in which discrimination and hate are not tolerated.
  • We are committed to ensuring freedom of expression and dialogue that elicits the full spectrum of views held by our varied communities.
  • We respect the differences as well as the commonalities that bring us together and call for civility and respect in our personal interactions.
  • We believe that active participation and leadership in addressing the most pressing issues facing our local and global communities are central to our educational mission.
  • We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal.

For more information, visit UC Berkeley’s Division of Equity, Inclusion & Diversity page.

Mental Health

Berkeley provides a comprehensive Mental Health Handbook plus a helpful “Gold Folder” guide for helping people in distress.

For more information please visit:

Reporting Harassment

The Department of Music is committed to providing support to anyone who has experienced any form of harassment or discrimination that impedes on one’s right to a safe work or learning environment. We have compiled a list of department and campus resources that are available to anyone looking for assistance with reporting any form of harassment.