UC Berkeley Will Host 10 Orientations Based on Race, Gender, Disability

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UC Berkeley, one of the top public schools in the nation, will offer ten separate orientations this fall for its students based on race, gender and disability.

UC Berkeley will host ten separate orientation events this fall for students based on their identities. The separate orientations were highlighted this week in a report by The College Fix.

The UC Berkeley website states that separate orientation ceremonies will help students adjust to college life in a specialized manner.

“BlackSO addresses the specific transitional and community needs of African American/Black students at Cal. BlackSO consists of community building activities, academic and campus life workshops, and a resource fair,” the site reads.

“Hosted by the Native American Student Development Center (NASD), this orientation addresses the specific transitional and community needs of native students at UC Berkeley and consists of learning about campus resources, financial aid, and community building,” the site states.

UC Berkeley will also offer separate orientation events for student athletes, international students, Asian American Pacific Islanders, and Latino students.

Breitbart News reported earlier this month that UC Berkeley has not hosted a conservative commencement speaker in ten years. Previous speakers have included prominent Democratic politicians such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and California Governor Jerry Brown.

Breitbart News reported in May on a study that revealed that 75 American colleges offer separate graduation ceremonies for students based on their race, sexuality, or gender identity. Some universities offer a separate ceremony for students in the military.

In 2017, Harvard announced that they would host a separate graduation ceremony for its black students for the first time. Since then, institutions around the country have adopted the tradition as standard practice.

“We really wanted an opportunity to give voice to the voiceless at Harvard,” an organizer of that ceremony told the Associated Press at the time. “So many students identify with the African diaspora but don’t necessarily feel welcome as part of the larger community, and they don’t feel like their stories are being shared.”

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more campus updates.


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