The Berkeley campus has a commitment to increasing the diversity of its graduate student population. The Department of Classics strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups (such as U.S. citizens or residents of African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, or Native American descent) who are qualified to pursue graduate work in Classics.
The Department nominates suitable candidates among its applicants for several fellowship programs aimed at increasing diversity. The Graduate Division sponsors special diversity events in March for those offered admissions who make campus visits as well as gatherings for enrolled students during the year. Outreach efforts are coordinated at the Divisional level as well within the College of Letters and Science, and the College also offers a roadmap for undergraduates preparing for graduate study—"Step by Step."