Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Advocacy Project (SOGA) seeks to improve the lives and experiences of queer and gender-diverse graduate students at UC Berkeley. SOGA works closely with other GA projects to initiate outreach targeting graduate queer and gender-diverse students at UC Berkeley. Additionally, this coordinator serves as an advocate for queer and gender-diverse graduate students, addressing specific needs and concerns of the community to ensure their success in higher education and beyond.

If you are interested in getting involved, contact the SOGA Project Director at

Goals for 2019 – 2020

  • Create safer spaces for queer and gender diverse student communities, social or otherwise
  • Support professional development and speaker events at the department and campus level for queer and gender-diverse students
  • Improve standards for sexual orientation and gender identity data gathering and better track and improve outcomes for marginalized students