The African American Community at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley welcomes applications from all interested African American high school and community college students. The African American community—including faculty, students and staff—work together to provide a supportive environment for African American student development. Our goal is to enhance the intellectual and social experience of our students.


Photo credits: Elena Zhukova, Ashley Collins, Cathy Cockrell, UC Berkeley Library, Haruko

We also support the African American Theme Program where incoming and continuing students can be placed in the same housing unit to provide an enriched educational and cultural experience.

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Black Recruitment & Retention Center

African American Student Development

Bridges Multicultural Resource Center