Equal Opportunity Policy

Recognizing that its diversity greatly enhances opportunities for learning, Berkeley is firmly committed to providing all students equal access to its programs, resources, opportunities, and facilities. The College prohibits (a) discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and the status of being transgender – such sex discrimination includes sexual and gender based harassment; sexual assault; and sexual exploitation, all prohibited under this Policy; (b) domestic violence and dating violence (collectively referred to in this Policy as “intimate partner violence”); (c) stalking; (d) discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, genetic characteristics, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, civil union or partnership status, alienage or citizenship status; and (e) bullying of students by other students, including but not limited to cyber-bullying.

Retaliation is also prohibited under the Equal Opportunity Policy. No person covered by this Policy shall be subject to an adverse action because that person, in good faith, reports an incident, complains, provides information or testimony, or otherwise assists in any investigation connected with the Equal Opportunity Policy or with a complaint or investigation/adjudication in an external administrative or judicial forum.

The College shall provide prompt, impartial, and fair resolution of equal opportunity complaints, in accordance with its Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures for Students.

To see the Equal Opportunity Policy in its entirety, please click here.

For information regarding how to make a complaint of sexual or gender based discrimination, sexual or gender based harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; discrimination or harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, genetic characteristics, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, civil union or partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, or bullying; retaliation in connection with any such complaint; and contact information for College Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinators, go to the Berkeley College Equal Opportunity Complaint Procedures for Students, located here.

For more information regarding sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, go to the Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking page; and to the College Title IX/VAWA page