"Resolved, young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms"

Regents resolution to admit women in 1970

Nominations for Featured Women

Call our attention to individuals and organizations whose accomplishments deserve special recognition

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The History of Berkeley Women in Academia

Learn about the history and celebrate the historic feats of Berkeley's academic women through 150W history pages created by various departments, schools, and centers on campus

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Chancellor Christ on the 150W History Project

Campus Conversation moderated by Professor Ula Y. Taylor featuring Chancellor Carol Christ and 150W History Project Co-Chairs Catherine Gallagher and Sheila Humphreys

Cal Alumni Magazine featuring 150W Timeline

Learn about Cal’s trailblazing female engineers, agriculturists, scientists, artists, and politicians—the women who laid the foundation for today’s students

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October 3, 2020
marks the 150th anniversary of the UC Regents’ unanimous approval of a resolution by Regent Samuel F. Butterworth: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The first women were admitted in 1872, and Rosa Scrivner became the first woman to graduate in 1874 with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. 

Since then, countless women have graduated from UC Berkeley. Staff, faculty, and community members have made invaluable contributions to the campus and the world beyond. This website highlights untold narratives and efforts to archive historical information. Welcome, and join the celebration!