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

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Critical Conversations on Black Studies

Spring 2021 speaker series exploring "abolition democracy" and celebrating the legacy of Dr. Barbara T. Christian, founding member of the African American Studies Department; register for upcoming events

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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

Celebrating 150 Years of Women

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 affiliates have made invaluable contributions to our campus and the world beyond. This website highlights untold narratives and documents efforts to archive historical information.  Welcome, and join the celebration!