With many different communities on campus, Berkeley students can develop their passions and explore new interests! Below, get a glimpse of the student groups and organizations you can get involved in.
The University of California Rally Committee is dedicated to preserving and promoting Cal Spirit and Traditions. Find out how the Directors of Stunts in Rally Comm create Cal Spirit! Browse videos of other directors explaining their roles and traditions!
Check out Cal Band’s newest virtual performance, Big C, in this video! For more information about how to audition for Cal Band, visit calband.org. You can also visit @calband on Instagram for information on our Cal Week info-session and activities!
Noon rallies are held on the day before each home football game at noon on the Sproul Hall Steps. These rallies get the Golden Bears excited for the upcoming game and allows people to catch up on their way to and from class! Experience the rally through this video and to learn more about the Spirit Groups visit calspirit.berkeley.edu!
Cal Athletics: The Women of Cal
Throughout the history of Cal Athletics, women have been trail blazers, leaders and champions. This year, Cal Athletics celebrated all of the women who have helped make Cal what it is today by celebrating the past accomplishments and inspiring women everywhere to own their identity, to take up space, and to own the power that is within. Go to Calbears.com to see more stories and follow Cal Athletics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CalAthletics.
Cal Athletics: In The Classroom with Matthew Mesman
The same enthusiasm and determination Matthew Mesman displays in the boat, he also demonstrates in the classroom. A mechanical engineering major on the Cal men’s rowing team, Mesman recently completed his capstone project – a team assignment in which he and fellow classmates devised and built a paper recycling machine. Go to Calbears.com to see more stories and follow Cal Athletics on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CalAthletics.
GenEq Presents: Cal Day LGBTQ+ Graduate Student Panel
The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a UC Berkeley campus community center committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for LGBTQ+ students, women-identifying students, and survivors of violence through resources, events, education, and community spaces. Check out their Cal Week events for newly admitted students, their video of the LGBTQ+ Graduate Student Panel, and visit the GenEq website for more information and resources!
bridges Multicultural Resource Center
bridges Multicultural Resource Center is a coalition of student-initiated, student-led recruitment and retention centers (RRCs) whose mission is to support prospective and current students of color throughout their undergraduate journey. Today, the bridges coalition is comprised of seven RRCs, some of which can be found in the bridges Multicultural Resource Center YouTube playlist! For more information, please feel free to visit our website bridges.berkeley.edu.
Berkeley Student Farms
Berkeley Student Farms is a coalition of 7 student-run, food-producing gardens and farms across UC Berkeley focused on growing food for our community, meaningful community inclusion, and experiential learning. Most of the produce grown in their garden spaces is given to the UC Berkeley Food Pantry. Hear from their student leaders in this video and go to studentfarms.berkeley.edu to read about their initiatives!
The Basic Needs Center
The Basic Needs Center is a space that works to secure students access to food, housing, financial, mental, emotional, and physical health and center themselves around the core values of belonging and justice. Through providing resources to students, they hope to facilitate growth for all involved in the Cal community. Check out this video and see their resources at basicneeds.berkeley.edu to learn more!
PATH to Care Center
The PATH to Care Center leads the efforts to transform our campus into a community that is free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking through prevention, advocacy, training, and healing. We collaborate with the campus community to make social change with the goals of preventing, intervening in, and responding to harassment and violence, eliminating oppression, and creating the culture and environment we all aspire to and deserve.
DeCadence A Cappella
DEcadence? DeCaDANCE? DeKAWdence? No matter what you call us, DeCadence (“duh-KAY-dence”) is a student-run, all-inclusive a cappella group from UC Berkeley that sings a variety of genres while sporting our iconic gold capes. Check out our most recent project, “Disney Medley,” here! If you like our sound, feel free to check out our social media (@decadence.berkeley) or our website at decadence.berkeley.edu!
Arts & Design: Creative Life at Cal
At any given moment on campus, you’re likely to encounter a creative experience, whether its listening to music or a cappella, hearing the carillon player in the campanile, seeing artists and classes drawing from life, watching incredible dance inspired from cultures around the world, seeing design, building innovative things, and more. Discover UC Berkeley through the visual arts, performing arts, media, film, design, and literature – either as a spectator or participant! Visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu to unlock your creative life.
In this panel, three student peer advisors from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships (OURS) discuss their experiences navigating and succeeding in the world of undergraduate research at UC Berkeley. For more information on each of the individual programs please visit their website at: research.berkeley.edu.
Fall Program for Freshmen
The Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF) is a small, collaborative learning community for first-year UC Berkeley students in the College of Letters and Science at Berkeley. Find out more at fpf.berkeley.edu and watch this video to hear from current FPF student ambassadors!
The ASUC Welcomes the Class of 2025 and 2023!
The Associated Students of the University of California welcomes the incoming class of 2025 freshman and 2023 transfers! As one of the largest, oldest, and most autonomous student associations in the country, the ASUC supports students and student organizations and serves as UC Berkeley’s independent student government. Learn more at asuc.org.
Everyday, Cal students are changing the world. Check out the stories of students’ projects here, ranging from research in the creative arts to starting their own companies.