Impact Stories


May 21, 2024

A UC Berkeley branded Max-R bin featuring separate slots for compost, mixed paper, landfill and recyclable materials.Roaring fans, touchdowns, tackles and sustainability… Wait, sustainability? In the exciting world of collegiate athletics, sustainability might not always be the foremost thought when thinking about sports, but Cal Zero Waste and Cal Athletics are teaming up to tackle this issue head-on.

April 27, 2023

People Walking By Booths at Cal DayCal Day is a longtime Berkeley tradition that has served as the campus’s annual open house, welcoming over 40,000 prospective students, alumni, the surrounding community and fans of the university to UC Berkeley. This year, the event was dedicated solely towards admitted students and their families to see what UC Berkeley has to offer from academics to the feel of the campus community.

March 6, 2023

DeTrash Berkeley Clean UpBank of the West, the university’s official bank, has been a longtime sponsor of registered student organization (RSO) grants awarded through the LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Advising, & Development) Center.

October 31, 2022

Sustainability students explain the new trash bin system

At first glance, it may seem like a strange sustainability initiative to increase the size of waste bins in the student dorms at UC Berkeley, but a successful pilot program has recently proven otherwise. 

May 31, 2022

solar panels against a blue sky

We’re “gonna soak up the sun…” No. We aren’t singing a remake of a popular summer song. 

March 7, 2022

February 8, 2022

University Partnerships Community of Practice

University Partnerships Community of Practice logoIn the summer of 2018, a group of 20 higher education professionals met at UC Berkeley to share best practices on campuswide partnerships and sponsorships. Four years later, the group has evolved into a formal not-for-profit organization that now includes membership from over 65 national colleges and universities.

University Partnership Program

Berkeley wordmark and the Clorox wordmark over a gradient blue and gold backgroundUC Berkeley and The Clorox Company today announced an exclusive agreement making Clorox the Official Cleaning and Disinfectant Product Partner of UC Berkeley.

October 5, 2021

UBPS 2020-2019 Impact Report cover featuring campus CampanileIn FY21, we learned the true meaning of the word partnership.

August 18, 2021

Cal Move Out ImageMoving is one of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing tasks as a college student. Each year, thousands of UC Berkeley students lease unfurnished apartments and houses, furnish them, and then find themselves questioning what to do with the furniture when moving out.

March 8, 2021

March 3, 2021

Ever wondered who was working behind the scenes to bring businesses to students on campus? Hear from the team about what they do and what they enjoy about their job through this link here!

February 17, 2021

Members of the University Business Partnerships & Services team talk about the step-by-step process behind all of the work they do to bring businesses to the UC Berkeley campus. Click here to learn more. 

January 25, 2021

University Partnership Program

FY20 Impact Report CoverFY20 was a time of change. Student groups, campus departments and university initiatives directed their focus to supporting opportunities of impact and change that would positively affect our campus, our culture and the world.

November 17, 2020

Kira Stoll, Nicole Haynes, and Chancellor ChristPlastic can be found in a majority of items individuals use daily. From snack bags and wrappers, to bottled beverages, straws and to-go containers. 

Now, imagine trying to change the reliance on plastic at a college campus. That’s exactly what Nicole Haynes set out to do.

November 16, 2020

University Partnership Program

Peet's Healthy MenuUC Berkeley has been heavily advocating for healthy food and beverage choices for all members of the campus community, made evident by University Health Service’s Food and Beverage Choices Policy.

October 27, 2020

MetLife LogoThe University of California Partnership Programs (UC Partnership Programs) and MetLife Auto & Home®, one of the nation’s leading personal lines insurance groups, today announced a multicampus program that provides personal auto, homeowners and renters insurance products to faculty, staff, alumni and students at the Berkeley, Davis and San Diego campuses.

August 18, 2020

University Partnership Program

gbo app

Every year in August, thousands of incoming students arrive at the UC Berkeley campus, excited for new adventures, friendships and learnings. For these new students, Golden Bear Orientation (GBO) is the weeklong welcome experience that makes this possible and introduces students to the campus. 

This year’s GBO will be special.

May 29, 2020

Women of Color Collective banner featuring 3 women

Students of the Womxn of Color Collective at Berkeley Law had an opportunity to speak their truths and tell their stories during their annual night of monologues this year. The two-day event, “Our Monologues,” provided women at the school an opportunity to have their voices heard. 

April 27, 2020