The latest systemwide data from the UC Institutional Research & Academic Planning team at the UC Office of the President confirms that 39% of undergraduates and 23% of graduates at UC Berkeley are experiencing food Insecurity. Additionally, 5% of undergraduates and 6% of graduate students self-report experiencing homelessness at some point during the academic year.
At this event we discussed the full student experience data, learned about Berkeley's Basic Needs model, and to explored how we, as campus faculty and administrators, could help make a difference through our teaching, research, and work.
*Lorrene Ritchie, executive director, UC Nutrition Policy Institute
*Suzanna Martinez, UC senior researcher with the UC Nutrition Policy Institute