To the campus community:
Berkeley's progress in achieving and assuring diversity in all aspects of campus life is among my major objectives as chancellor of the Berkeley campus. I welcome this opportunity to reaffirm my personal commitment and that of the campus in accomplishing this objective through our individual and collective commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
It is campus policy to take affirmative action to increase the number of women and ethnic minorities in areas where they are not now sufficiently represented and to sustain our progress. It is also campus policy to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. Further, it is our responsibility to provide a harassment-free work environment that assures employment actions are based solely on an individual's qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, cancer-related medical condition, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, ancestry, citizenship or marital status.
Although the programmatic responsibility for meeting equal employment opportunity and affirmative action commitments established by campus policies is delegated in accordance with the line organization of the campus, the ultimate responsibility is mine. I ask that you share in meeting that responsibility by incorporating these policies in day-to-day decisions and activities. Through our mutual efforts and resolve, we can ensure Berkeley's academic leadership and excellence through diversity.