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California Community Colleges Fair Chance Hiring Policy Summary

On February 8th, the California Community Colleges Chancellor issued guidance on Fair Chance Hiring Best Practices (Policy Guidance) following the December 2018 Chancellor’s legal advisory (Office of General Counsel Advisory 2018-04) regarding the use of criminal history records in hiring, promotion and retention decisions by the community colleges and districts. The policy guidance and legal advisory together pave the way for California’s higher education system to expand employment opportunities for people with arrest and conviction records.

Berkeley Underground Scholars Transfer 2022 Form

Please complete this form if you are formerly incarcerated and/or system impacted (family member is or was incarcerated) and you plan on applying to UC Berkeley (or any other UC) this November to transfer next year (Fall 2022). Remember that you DO NOT have to be finished with your transferrable units before applying. Underground Scholars will support you throughout the application process (personal statement, transcripts, one-on-one support, etc).