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 all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality.
The programs and services of the Gender Equity Resource Center are focused into four key areas:
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT)
- Sexual & Dating Violence
- Hate Crimes & Bias Driven Incidents
Through our many programs and services we strive to:
- Provide a space for respectful dialogue about sexuality and gender
- Illuminate the interrelationship of sexism, homophobia and gender bias & violence
- Create a campus free of violence and hate
- Provide leadership opportunities
- Advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual, hate, dating and gender violence
- Foster a community of women and LGBT leaders
- Be a portal to campus and community resources on LGBT, Women, and the many intersections of identity (eg race, class, ability, etc…)
The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) is a department in the Division of Equity & Inclusion, University of California, Berkeley.
LavenderCal is an organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer staff and faculty at UC Berkeley. We are a network for Cal’s LGBTIQ staff and faculty, offering networking events throughout the year. Our goal is to promote the inclusion and well-being of our LGBTIQ employee community, and to establish a network for sharing resources and experiences on campus.
The University Health Services center, otherwise known as Tang Center, provides extensive health resources for LGBTQ students, including free weekly LGBTQ counseling drop-in at GenEq, free monthly HIV testing at GenEq, support for victims of violence, free health sessions with a health coach about coming out, and services specifically for trans* students.
Tang Center’s services are resources for trans* and gender non-confirming students include the Trans Care Team, trans-sensitive counseling services, trans-specific benefits you can receive under UC SHIP, lists of single-stall restrooms on campus, and more.
The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community at Cal is a standing committee reporting to the Chancellor, comprised of UC Berkeley staff, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. To promote a tolerant and inclusive campus environment, the committee regularly identifies, analyzes, and advises the Chancellor and senior administration on needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer faculty, staff, students, alumni, and affiliates at UC Berkeley. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UC Berkeley offers an LGBT Studies minor under the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Students can earn a minor in LGBT Studies by completing four required core courses and two upper division elective courses. The minor works to “establish sexuality as a crucial category of analysis in the humanities and social sciences.”