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Faculty adviser on sexual harassment/violence named

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and Carol Christ, interim executive vice chancellor and provost and chancellor-designate, sent this message to the campus community Friday: Dear members of the campus community, We are very pleased to announce that Professor of Linguistics Sharon Inkelas has been named the special faculty adviser to the chancellor on sexual violence/sexual … Continue Reading »

An important message from Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Dear Campus Community, As the spring semester begins I want to update you on the steps we have been taking to strengthen the campus’s response to sexual violence and assault.  Students and administrators have been working diligently to create a culture of prevention, support, and accountability. While there is certainly more to do, we are … Continue Reading »

Reaffirmation Statement – Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence

Dear Campus Community, As Chancellor Dirks has communicated to our campus community on several occasions, UC Berkeley does not tolerate sexual harassment and sexual violence, and such behavior is prohibited both by law and by University policy.  As we progress with our academic year, we take this opportunity to reaffirm UC Berkeley’s commitment to creating … Continue Reading »

Chancellor response to state audit (June)

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks today (24, June 2014) issued this statement: To The Berkeley Campus Community, The California State Auditor has now completed and released its review of sexual harassment and sexual violence policies and processes at selected CSU and UC campuses, including Berkeley. I welcome the report’s findings and recommendations, and I want to … Continue Reading »

State audit report released

The California state auditor’s office released its report on sexual harassment and sexual violence at California universities. View the report.

UC Berkeley responds to state audit on sexual assault policies

Note: Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ response to the state audit report on sexual harassment and sexual violence at UC Berkeley and three other California universities was published in the San Francisco Chronicle’s op-ed section on June 24, 2014. See the article below. The California State Auditor has completed its review of sexual harassment and sexual violence … Continue Reading »