We’re “gonna soak up the sun…” No. We aren’t singing a remake of a popular summer song.
We’re “gonna soak up the sun…” No. We aren’t singing a remake of a popular summer song.
In 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.
UC Berkeley and The Clorox Company today announced an exclusive agreement making Clorox the Official Cleaning and Disinfectant Product Partner of UC Berkeley.
In FY21, we learned the true meaning of the word partnership.
Moving 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.
FY20 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.
Plastic 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.
UC 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.
The 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.
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.
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.
What started as a push for free tampons and pads has now grown into a student-led group that manages distribution of free menstrual products to the UC Berkeley campus community.
Students in Krystal Thomas’ Product, Branding and Entertainment class are getting a chance to pitch their marketing ideas to Peet’s Coffee. The Bay Area roaster wants to spread the word that its mission is more than coffee – it’s sustainability.
It was 9 a.m. on a Saturday – the last day of the Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) conference – and Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya was feeling anxious.
The University of California Office of the President has launched a 2-year pilot program to help UC campuses jumpstart their revenue generation (Rev-Gen) activities through establishing multicampus partnerships. Developing new sustainable sources of revenue is an important strategy for UC campuses to develop firmer and broader financial foundations.
What’s the biggest challenge for you as a coffee farmer?
For Lucía Álvarez, it was the lack of understanding from her family and many male community members as to why she, a woman, wanted to pursue and start her own coffee farm.
Fitness means different things to different people. For some, it can represent the physical act of completing an activity like running on a treadmill. For Alina Del Rosario, a UC Berkeley staff member, it means “making the right choices for [her] mind and body.”
Cal Athletics recently celebrated the 2018-19 Bank of the West student-athlete scholarship recipients — Nina Schank and Tuomas Kaukolahti — during the 2019 Cal Athletics Scholarship Banquet.
It’s the week of finals at UC Berkeley. Some students have spent days reviewing lecture notes and textbook material, but the students of Krystal Thomas's Product Branding & Entertainment (PBE) class have been working diligently on developing their team marketing launch campaigns.
Over 400 students and community members attended this year’s Annual Community Dinner at the Graduate Hotel.
On Tuesday, November 12, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) co-hosted this year’s Alumnae Career Advancement series, an event providing space for career-driven alumnae and
It’s early on a Saturday morning.
2017-2018 brought change and growth to the University Business Partnerships & Services Program (UBPS). We launched two new partnerships, expanded our campus outreach, and created even more opportunities for our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. See how UBPS partners continue to contribute significantly to the university through financial commitments and service engagements in UBPS' first annual Impact Report.
Campus wellness is an important part of our Berkeley experience.
The goal of the Sports Tech Collider Sprint is simple yet ambitious – create technology-based innovations to revolutionize the sports world.
Could you run 150,000 miles in 30 days? A feat that might seem impossible to one individual can be obtained by a community that rallies together for a common goal–supporting campus basic needs programs and initiatives.
Beth Hale, head of product management and payment solutions at Bank of the West, served as the keynote speaker for the 6th Annual Women's Empowerment Day where she shared insights about her personal journ
UPP members, including Bank of the West and Peet's Coffee, continue to support campus groups and priority student initiatives by funding basic needs security.
Under Armour, Berkeley's official outfitting partner, collabortates with campus groups to launch Berkeley Miles for Meals, a fitness challenge encouraging students, faculty, staff and alumni to collectively walk, hike, run, roll or bike 150,000 miles between April 4 and May 3.
The University Partnership Program (UPP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Gardner as the next executive director of University Business Partnerships & Services (UBPS).
It’s 8 am on a Saturday and bandsmen are already on the field, tuning their instruments and making last minute adjustments to their upcoming halftime performance.
This fall staff from Recreational Sports, University Health Services, and the University Partnership Program, along with undergraduate and graduate student representatives, collaborated with Under Armour to launch the Berkeley Active Lifestyle Fitness Challenge.
We recently welcomed Bank of the West, the official bank of UC Berkeley, and Peet’s Coffee to the University Partnership Program (UPP) in recognition of their overall alignment with the university’s mission and values. The partnerships help fund student programs across campus, and Peet’s and Bank of the West will also provide significant merit- and need-based scholarship funds.
Bank of the West has opened its doors to more international students this semester as its partnership with UC Berkeley continues to offer financial literacy training and accessibility to students. In addition, the bank has funded many programs, including 24 student scholarships, the financial literacy program and the UC Berkeley Food Pantry.
After launching its University Partnership Program in 2015, UC Berkeley's approach to fostering campuswide partnerships has garnered national attention. Read more about the launch of UC Berkeley's UPP initiative, how it works, and what's coming for the campus in the near future.
Last Thursday, June 1, marked the official launch of the campuswide Under Armour apparel partnership. The day started with the inaugural Wellness Celebration hosted by Recreational Sports, where over 300 plus students, faculty, staff and community members celebrated by sweating it out to Zumba, tai chi and yoga.
Initially announced in April 2016, California's partnership with Under Armour® officially begins today with a launch that marks a return to tradition for the Golden Bears and expanded opportunities for the Cal community. The 10-year agreement is the first outfitting partnership launched in the Under Armour family that features a comprehensive, campuswide relationship
Companies often pay colleges for the right to sell sweatshirts or pour coffee on campus. Read more about how UPP and other schools are increasingly looking to leverage those deals into internship slots, sponsorships for food pantries and other projects.
UC Berkeley and Peet's Coffee, founded in 1966 in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, have agreed on a 10-year, $8 million partnership that will support the university’s commitment to enhancing the educational experience of UC Berkeley students while benefiting campus programming. Read the
With state support down and campus enrollment numbers increasing across college campus’s, universities are now pursuing creative partnerships with companies to help offset costs. Among a handful of universities pioneering these broad relationships is UC Berkeley’s University Partnership Program (UPP).
On Tuesday, March 28, the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) hosted their inaugural Alumnae Career Advancement panel. The event included a networking reception and panel discussion on the unique barriers to career advancement women face, particularly in male-dominated industries.
When one thinks of a college party, water bottles and hydration stations don’t exactly come to mind. University Health Services' (UHS) PartySafe@Cal, a student organization focused on improving party culture by reducing problems related to alcohol, is trying to change that perception with the help of Brita.
The University Partnership Program team and official campus partners, Sungevity and Bank of the West, participated in this year’s 30 Days of Gratitude series hosted by Recreational Sports. A set of community events were held between November 7-December 9 and included a social media challenge, the Do Something Good clothing drive, and a holiday-themed Family Dinner.
The Bank of the West Campus Branch is now open on the first floor of the MLK Jr.
Brita, the nation’s largest water filtration brand, is joining UC Berkeley in a combined effort to increase campus sustainability efforts while offering students and the broader campus community healthier beverage choices.
Just in time for the fall semester, students and the campus community can experience all new cardio equipment at the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) and
A total of 11 UC Berkeley students worked this summer at Bank of the West in roles ranging from technology to finance to human resources. Once their internships ended, they shared their experiences in insightful “exit interviews” that may help future interns.
Beginning in July 2017, Under Armour will exclusively design and supply footwear, apparel and equipment for Cal Athletics as well as clothing for club sports, employ Berkeley student interns and graduates and give exclusive product discounts to campus departments. Under Armour and Berkeley also will collaborate on philanthropic and social responsibility programs.
The University of California, Berkeley and Under Armour® (NYSE:UA) today announced a new, 10-year agreement that will benefit both the athletic department and the greater campus community. Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank joined Director of Athletics H. Michael Williams to introduce the partnership between of one of the country’s most prestigious collegiate athletic programs and the global leader in performance footwear and apparel. Learn more about our Under Armour partnership.
Sungevity, the Official Solar Partner of UC Berkeley and first partnership secured through the University Partnership Program, recently supported the College of Environmental Design (CED) by serving as a platinum sponsor of the 2016 CED Soirée.
UC Berkeley's relationship with Bank of the West is the lead case study in this article about innovative financial services.
The 10-year agreement, which establishes Bank of the West as the “Official Bank of UC Berkeley,” will provide the campus with more than $17 million in revenue to support merit-based scholarships and paid summer internships for students, as well as funding for priority programs like Bears for Financial Success and the UC Berkeley Food P
Anthony Abril and Raj Bhargava, UC Berkeley undergraduates, played a key role in shaping the campus’s agreement with Bank of the West.
UC Berkeley has selected Sungevity, Inc., a leading global solar service, as its official solar energy partner for the next decade. One important aspect of this partnership is a focus on reducing the regional carbon footprint by expanding renewable energy to the campus community through innovative