LGBTQIA Welcome

It takes a certain amount of bravery to live an authentic life. To live in a manner that is true to oneself is all that we ask of students, along with a desire to pursue aspirations that define their authenticity. By choosing Berkeley City College, you choose to align yourself with a college that is grounded in an authentic history of serving its diverse community, including non-traditional and non-binary students.

Thank you for having the courage to express and align yourselves with a college that is historically non-traditional. Berkeley City College welcomes the LGBTQIA student with a commitment to you experiencing a safe and supportive environment in which you can create and be emblematic in ways that will inevitably inspire others. BCC’s mission is to “promote student success, to provide our diverse community with educational opportunities, and to transform lives. The college achieves its mission through instruction, student support and learning resources which enable its enrolled students to earn associate degrees and certificates, and to attain college competency, careers, transfer, and skills for lifelong success.” We are confident that we do our best to live up to our mission, and that those are not just hollow words, but our guiding message.

As the president of Berkeley City College, I am excited about the possibilities that are yet to be explored by our present and future students. So much can happen when you are allowed to express and actualize – the world opens up. Come to BCC for the community that we hope to always be vitalized by students who dare to be authentic. 

In community spirit,

Rowena

Do you feel that you have been harassed or discriminated against based on your gender expression, sexual orientation, or gender identity?

As a student of Berkeley City College, Title IX protects you from gender-based harassment, including harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression

Title IX Coordinator:

Brenda Johnson
Dean of Student Services
Room 352, 3rd Floor
(510) 981-2800
bjohnson@peralta.edu