UC Berkeley's Lavender Cal
LavenderCal is UC Berkeley’s network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ employees. We are staff, faculty, librarians, academic researchers, postdoctoral appointees, and visiting scholars.
LavenderCal is recognized as an official campus staff organization, supported by the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion. Representatives of LavenderCal serve on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the LGBTQ Community at Cal (CAC-LGBTQ). We are also represented in the system-wide University of California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association.
LavenderCal supports the goals of "diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential ingredients of excellence in higher education" — articulated by our campus leadership and the Regents of the University of California. We endorse the UC Berkeley Principles of Community and UC’s non-discrimination policy statements
LavenderCal invites collaboration with all UC staff organizations, faculty groups, and student and alumni associations. We welcome the support and participation of allies throughout campus.
To encourage all LGBTQ+ staff and faculty to share experiences, resources, and energy
To sustain a large, inclusive network of staff and faculty who volunteer effort—little or much, occasionally or regularly—to promote the welfare of the UC LGBTQ+ communities
To assist LGBTQ+ staff and faculty—incoming, current, and retiring—to participate, without hindrance, in all aspects of campus professional, intellectual, and community life
To help bring LGBTQ+ staff and faculty perspectives and energies to all campus and UC initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion
Explore this site to learn about current events and activities, resources for new and longtime employees as well as retirees and emeriti, and how to connect with the growing community of people who are LavenderCal.
Your ideas and contributions are always welcome! Email us at lavcal [at] berkeley.edu or contact our group officers directly.