SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting

Understanding Campus Climate: Towards an Inclusive Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting, June 17-19, 2020. 

The Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley looks forward to welcoming SERU campus representatives, students, faculty, and staff from SERU participating institutions to the 2020 SERU Research Symposium in Berkeley!

A healthy campus climate is crucial for student cognitive development and well-being. SERU universities in the US and internationally are committed to promoting inclusion through sustaining a positive campus climate that welcomes and values all students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), staff, and faculty. The 2020 SERU Research Symposium provides a venue to track progress and barriers in the development of a healthy campus climate for inclusion at research-intensive universities.

Sessions and Speakers:

  • Campus Climate for Undergraduate Student Success
  • Program Climate in Doctoral Education
  • Challenges for Climate and Inclusion in Doctoral Education
  • Global Assessment of Campus Climate in Undergraduate and Graduate Education
  • Campus Climate and Student Well-Being
  • Using Data to Improve Campus Climate 

Venue and Directions

The symposium venue is Clark Kerr Conference Center  
2601 Warring St, Berkeley, CA 94720, Building 10 (Garden Room and Executive Dining Room).
You can get there:
1. By car. Parking is available at Southwest Parking Lot (fee required)
2. By bus. Bus 79 goes from Downtown Berkeley BART, from Rockridge BART Station every 20-25 minutes. There are multiple stops near the hotels. You will need the bus stop Warring and Parker Street. Route details and schedules:
3. By walking. The venue is 15 minutes' walk from the Graduate Berkeley Hotel and the Bancroft Hotel, 20 minutes' walk from the Berkeley City Club Hotel. Please note that there is a slight elevation when you walk to the symposium venue from the hotels.


For more information, contact SERU Consortium Director Igor Chirikov,

SERU Consortium web-page:

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