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Did you know that GenEq has its roots in the 1970s and that LGBTQ Programs & Services wasn't staffed full-time unil 1999? Click here to learn more about GenEq's history!
"The Gender Equity Resource Center is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. We are located at the north end of Lower Sproul Plaza on the second floor of the Cesar E. Chavez Student Center..." [Read more]
The Gender Equity Resource Center, fondly referred to as GenEq, is a UC Berkeley campus community center committed to fostering an inclusive Cal experience for all. GenEq is the campus location where students, faculty, staff and alumni connect for resources, services, education and leadership programs related to gender and sexuality.
The programs and services of the Gender Equity Resource Center are focused into four key areas:
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT)
- Sexual & Dating Violence
- Hate Crimes & Bias Driven Incidents
Through our many programs and services we strive to:
- -Provide a space for respectful dialogue about sexuality and gender
- -Illuminate the interrelationship of sexism, homophobia and gender bias & violence
- -Create a campus free of violence and hate
- -Provide leadership opportunities
- -Advocate on behalf of survivors of sexual, hate, dating and gender violence
- -Foster a community of women and LGBT leaders
- -Be a portal to campus and community resources on LGBT, Women, and the many intersections of identity (eg race, class, ability, etc...)
The Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) is a department in the Division of Equity & Inclusion, University of California, Berkeley.
Our logo is a Mobius strip in the shape of a heart superimposed onto a black square.
A model of a Mobious strip can be made with a strip of paper. Make a half twist with the strip and then join the ends of the strip together to form a loop. The connection between GenEq and the Mobius strip is that the strip has no distinct inside or outside. The Mobius strip represents to us the fluidity of gender and sexuality while the strip’s non-orientation nature represents our commitment to a seamless delivery of services in collaboration with our campus partners.
The colors seen in this logo are various shades of purple. We selected these shades because nationally three of our program areas—Women, LGBT,and Sexual and Dating Violence—are represented by these various shades of purple. At the upper left corner of the logo the mobius heart is pushing beyond the boundary of the black box. This is to represent our commitment to continually expanding the campus dialogue and understanding of the various resources and services within our center.
Of course, the choice of a heart shape represents our commitment to expanding these understandings from a place of love and respect for all.
We are grateful to our colleagues in Campus Life and Leadership, and Residential and Student Services Programs for their assistance in the development of this logo.
We hope that when you see our logo it will remind you of our commitment to a safe and inclusive campus for all.