BSFO Core Values and Principles
At our last meeting, the BSFO Executive Team answered a call to hold space for honest and diverse conversations on the state of Black affairs at Berkeley. We recognize that while virtual platforms, like Zoom, provide significant access for people to be "present" without physical challenges like location, the platform also has limitations on collaborative communication, such as being able to "feel" the energy in the room.
We appreciate individual vocalizations from our members, and we want to underscore that BSFO affirms the identities of all Black-identified members of our community. We, as the Black Staff and Faculty Organization, are a space that respects all members with regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, and/or service in the uniformed services. BSFO's mission is to create a climate which is conducive to the well-being and professional development aspirations of Black staff, faculty and students, and we support a community of members that partner in this mission with their other intersections and identities.
Find more information about BSFO, including our mission, policy on non-discrimination, and Berkeley's principles of community (which we follow), below.