The Berkeley Citation is awarded to a variety of distinguished individuals or organizations, academic or nonacademic, whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields. The Chancellor works closely with an advisory committee to confidentially select each recipient. The Chancellor or a delegate gives the citation at a public function, and recipients must be present to accept it.
Spring — April 10, 2020
Fall — September 18, 2020
Faculty, administrators/staff, friends, and organizations are eligible for the Berkeley Citation. To nominate someone, please submit the following:
- One nomination letter from the head or chair of the department and a minimum of three letters that reflect a variety of view points. Include the nominee’s and nominator’s contact information in the nomination letter, and the date of presentation as well as the occasion. Address the letters to Chancellor Carol Christ.
- Biographical information, as well as examples of what distinguishes your nominee in his/her field and how he/she has provided extraordinary service to the university beyond teaching, research, or nonacademic career responsibilities.
- A description and examples of your nominee’s leadership skills, character, and broad impact on his/her community, profession, or society.