"Resolved, young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms"
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 1870, 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!
Campus Conversation moderated by Professor Ula Y. Taylor featuring Chancellor Carol Christ and 150W History Project Co-Chairs Catherine Gallagher and Sheila Humphreys