SAO Year in Review AY 19-20

As this challenging academic year comes to a close, we’re proud to report that we served over 550 students since May 2019 – a record for our office! Here is our end of year report highlighting our casework and policy projects from this year: https://tinyurl.com/SAOreport20. So much gratitude for the collaboration Read more…

Office Closure Update

The Student Advocate’s office space will be closed for the next two weeks, and potentially for longer. We are continuing our casework, and will continue to take new cases. If you have a question or need to open a case, please email us at help@berkeleysao.org.

Accommodations of Religious Creed

Attention Berkeley students: please be mindful of the university’s Accommodation of Religious Creed. It is the official policy of the University of California at Berkeley to permit any student to undergo a test or examination, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student’s religious creed. Read more…

Satellite Advising at EOP

Education Opportunity Program (EOP) will be holding Fall Satellite Advising hours with advisors from different departments on campus.  Students will need to use their respective tinyurl-link to sign up for an appointment.  The start dates and appointment locations vary for each department, so see the infographic below for information specific Read more…

Green Bear Commuting Pass Program

The Office of ASUC Senator Carolyn Le has partnered with Educational Opportunity Program, Berkeley Parking & Transportation, and the Graduate Assembly to provide free Carpool Commuter Permits for low income students. To see if you are eligible, check the undergraduate or graduate student infographic below.  Undergraduate Students Graduate/Professional Students

Understand SHIP

What is SHIP? All students enrolled in the University of California system are required to have health insurance that meets a set criteria. Students are automatically enrolled in SHIP, but can waive out with their own insurance if it meets the criteria. Berkeley SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) is the Read more…