Hours and Location

Hours

The Gender Equity Resource Center is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Location

We are located at the north end of Lower Sproul Plaza on the second floor of the Cesar E. Chavez Student Center.  Most visitors enter from Upper Sproul Plaza by following the south (left) side of the building from the Golden Bear Cafe (GBC) until they reach the entrance to GenEq, which is next to the Chavez patio.  You may also enter the Chavez building at any point and enter GenEq through the glass double-doors at the head of the stairs that lead up from the atrium of the Student Learning Center.  GenEq's address "202 Chavez" refers to the suite in which GenEq is located.  Due to ongoing construction in the area surrounding GenEq, there may be signage indicating you should enter the Chavez builidng through a particular door - please follow such signs.

202 Cesar Chavez Student Center, MC 2440
Berkeley, CA 94720-2440

See our "An Introduction to the Gender Equity Resource Center" video for a visual tour of GenEq!

Information & Directions for Off-Campus Visitors:

Campus Map | Public Parking | Driving to GenEq | Taking Public Transit to GenEq

Due to limited parking availability, we recommend that you use public transportation whenever possible.

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Taking Public Transit to GenEq

(Adapted from the UC Berkeley Visitor Services website.  Please see their website for complete local transit agency information.)

When using public transportation it is good to have lots of change as some services require exact fare (e.g. AC Transit Buses and Campus Shuttle Service).

BART

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) trains operate from Fremont, Richmond, Bay Point/Concord and San Francisco/Daly City and include service to San Francisco International Airport. BART connects to Oakland International Airport via a short hop on an AirBart shuttle bus. A map indicating the route and stops of each train is located at each BART station. The Berkeley BART station is just 1½ blocks west of the Berkeley campus.

These are rough walking directions provided by Google Maps. They follow a slightly less direct route, but will get you to the center.

Example:

  • From San Francisco: Board BART and transfer at the 12th Street or MacArthur station to a Richmond train or for direct passage (except on Sundays) - board a Richmond train in San Francisco (refer to BART maps).
  • Get off at the Berkeley Station (aka Downtown Berkeley).
  • Walk east on Center Street for 1 block to the campus, cross Oxford Street and continue foward, veering right at the fork that leads you across a wooden bridge across Strawberry Creek.  Continue on this path, which will be paved with flagstone after it crosses back over Strawberry Creek.  At the end of the flagstone path, turn right to cross a small road and cross a second wooden bridge.  Turn right after crossing the second bridge and follow the path along Strawberry Creek until you reach Sather Gate.  Turn right you will find yourself in front of the Golden Bear Cafe (GBC).  Once facing the GBC, follow the south (left) side of the building from the Golden Bear Cafe (GBC) until you reach the entrance to GenEq, which is next to the Chavez patio.  There is an automatic door activated by button directly to the left of GenEq's entrance.  If entering the Chavez building through this door, enter GenEq through the glass double-doors on the right, 10 feet beyond automatic door.
  • Due to ongoing construction in the area of GenEq, there may be signs indicating you should enter the Cesar Chavez building through a particular door - please follow such signs and enter GenEq through our interior doors at the top of the stairs leading up from the atrium of the Student Learning Center (SLC).

AC Transit

AC Transit bus service provides transportation for commuters to and from San Francisco and throughout Alameda and Western Contra Costa County. There are several AC bus lines that come near the campus area such as lines: #1/1R, #7, #65; #52; #51; #43; #40; #15; #9; F and U. For additional lines and information contact AC Transit at (510) 839-2882, or use the Public Transit Trip Planner on 511.org to plan your trip.  Use Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave as your destination point, and follow the below directions from that point to arrive at GenEq.

  • Entering the campus from Bancroft and Telegraph will lead you to Upper Sproul Plaza.  When you arrive at Ludwig's Fountain, you will see the Golden Bear Cafe (GBC) approaching on your left.  Once facing the GBC, follow the south (left) side of the building from the Golden Bear Cafe (GBC) until you reach the entrance to GenEq, which is next to the Chavez patio. There is an automatic door activated by button directly to the left of GenEq's entrance.  If entering the Chavez building through this door, enter GenEq through the glass double-doors on the right, 10 feet beyond automatic door.
  • Due to ongoing construction in the area of GenEq, there may be signs indicating you should enter the Cesar Chavez building through a particular door - please follow such signs and enter GenEq through our interior doors at the top of the stairs leading up from the atrium of the Student Learning Center (SLC).

 

    Driving to GenEq

    (Adapted from the UC Berkeley Visitor Services website)

    From San Francisco, the San Francisco airport, and points south on northbound Highway 101

    • Follow U.S. 101 north and then switch to I-80 east, and take it across the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
    • Stay left as you get off the Bay Bridge and take I-80 east heading to Berkeley & Sacramento
    • Exit I-80 onto University Avenue
    • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street at the western edge of the campus.
    • From here, proceed to your pre-identified parking location, or follow the below directions to the closest public parking location to the Gender Equity Resource Center.  For map of parking locations around the UC Berkeley campus see Parking and Transportation's "UC Berkeley Parking Garages and Lots" map.
    • Turn right on Oxford Street
    • Turn left on Durant Avenue
    • Turn left on Bowditch St
    • Turn left into the driveway leading under Copy Central, where you should see the sign for the "Underground Parking".

    From Oakland, the Oakland airport, Hayward or San Jose on northbound I-880

    • Stay in left center lanes on I-880 when you reach downtown Oakland
    • Exit I-80 east (to Berkeley)
    • Exit I-80 at University Avenue
    • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street
    • From here, proceed to your pre-identified parking location, or follow the below directions to the closest public parking location to the Gender Equity Resource Center:
    • Turn right on Oxford Street
    • Turn left on Durant Avenue
    • Turn left on Bowditch St
    • Turn left into the driveway leading under Copy Central, where you should see the sign for the "Underground Parking".

    From the East Bay on westbound Highway 24

    • From Highway 24 exit at Telegraph Avenue and take a right on Telegraph.
    • Continue on Telegraph until it ends at the southside of campus on Bancroft Way.
    • From here, proceed to your pre-identified parking location, or follow the below directions to the closest public parking location to the Gender Equity Resource Center:
    • Instead of staying on Telegraph Ave until you reach Bancroft Way, turn right on Durant Ave.
    • Turn left on Bowditch St
    • Turn left into the driveway leading under Copy Central, where you should see the sign for the "Underground Parking".

    From the East Bay on northbound Highway 13

    • Highway 13 ends and becomes Tunnel Road
    • Continue on Tunnel Road. Tunnel Road becomes Ashby Avenue near the Claremont Hotel. Continue on Ashby.
    • Turn right at Telegraph Avenue and continue on Telegraph until it ends at the southside of campus on Bancroft Way.
    • From here, proceed to your pre-identified parking location, or follow the below directions to the closest public parking location to the Gender Equity Resource Center:
    • Instead of staying on Telegraph Ave until you reach Bancroft Way, turn right on Durant Ave.
    • Turn left on Bowditch St
    • Turn left into the driveway leading under Copy Central, where you should see the sign for the "Underground Parking".

    From the East Bay on I-80 bound either east or west

    • Exit University Avenue
    • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street and the western edge of the campus
    • From here, proceed to your pre-identified parking location, or follow the below directions to the closest public parking location to the Gender Equity Resource Center:
    • Turn right on Oxford Street
    • Turn left on Durant Avenue
    • Turn left on Bowditch St
    • Turn left into the driveway leading under Copy Central, where you should see the sign for the "Underground Parking".

    From the East Bay on westbound I-580

    • Exit I-80 East (to Berkeley & Sacramento)
    • Exit at University Avenue
    • Continue east on University Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street and the western edge of the campus
    • From here, proceed to your pre-identified parking location, or follow the below directions to the closest public parking location to the Gender Equity Resource Center:
    • Turn right on Oxford Street
    • Turn left on Durant Avenue
    • Turn left on Bowditch St
    • Turn left into the driveway leading under Copy Central, where you should see the sign for the "Underground Parking".