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The Berkeley Pledge, launched in 1996, is a program committed to sustaining campus diversity by providing equal opportunity and access to all, particularly those students most disadvantaged and underrepresented in higher education in California. The Pledge has five key components:

  • to strengthen Berkeley’s partnership with K-12 schools, and attempt a new outreach model that can be replicated in the state and nation

  • to enhance Berkeley’s statewide recruitment activities to attract top performing students, especially those from disadvantaged populations

  • to increase scholarship support and employment opportunities so that financial barriers do not prevent students from attending Berkeley

  • to strengthen campus academic support services to sustain high retention and graduation rates

  • to encourage undergraduates to pursue graduate study and professional careers

This Berkeley Pledge report has been prepared by Jacqueline Frost, Office of Public Affairs

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