Equity & Inclusion

Working together to ensure an inclusive and positive environment for all.

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IST senior management, in partnership with the IST Action Team, and input from staff across the organization are developing an approach to address concerns about equity and inclusion. These are issues we feel strongly must be addressed programmatically, over time, in tangible and specific ways on a number of fronts.

This website shares details about what we are working on and what to expect over the coming months. The IST Equity and Inclusion program is a parallel initiative to ReIT Strategy 7: Diversity and Inclusion which aims to integrate equity, inclusion, and diversity into all areas of IT on campus by actively engaging UC Berkeley’s training programs, research, and principles of community. We welcome all ideas and feedback for how we can ensure our organization is a positive and safe working environment for all.

Equity & Inclusion Program Tracks

There are four tracks that are the foundation for the IST Equity and Inclusion program:


If you see or know of behavior that is contrary to the values we want to engender in IST, we ask you to speak up. You can bring these directly to CIO Larry Conrad or to any member of the management team. And if you experience this behavior directly, know that you have options available to you:

E & I Announcements

April 4, 2019: Leadership Focal Areas

April 4, 2019: Follow-up from March 13 IST All Staff Meeting

March 4, 2019: Questions for next week's IST All Staff meeting

Dec. 4, 2018: Ally/Bystander Training for IST

Nov. 29, 2018: Coffee with the CIO

Nov. 26, 2018: Upcoming IST all staff meeting on Dec. 11

Sept. 13, 2018: Introducing our action team!

Sept. 6, 2018: IST Equity & Inclusion Work Update

Aug. 30, 2018: Re: IST E&I Program: Required MEP Workshops

Aug. 21, 2018: Civility Partners Report

Aug. 15, 2018: All-Staff IST Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2-4 p.m.

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We look forward to continuing this conversation and encourage you to discuss these issues with your manager, team, and colleagues. There are many ways to get involved in this work, we welcome hearing your feedback or ideas:

Email: Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO; or Liz Marsh, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff in the Office of the CIO.

Schedule a Meeting: Contact Margarita Zeglin, Executive Assistant.