Proposals Funded 2017-2018

Below is a list of project proposals that have received funding through the Wellness Fund for the 2017-2018 academic year. Click on any proposals for further information.

List of Projects

bridges Community Health Bank 

Description: Free and accessible health supplies bank for the bridges community- students of color from underrepresented groups on campus; Provides menstrual hygiene products, sexual health products, and first aid materials 

Funding Amounts:

  • $10,000 (Jan 2018)
  • $10,000 (Jan 2019)
  • $10,000 (Jan 2020)

Tang SVSH Survivor Medical Fees 

Description: Provides ongoing financial coverage of treatments for survivors of sexual violence- including STD testing, emergency counseling, pregnancy testing, medications, follow-ups

Funding Amounts:

  • $30,000 (Jan 2018)

Student Parent Marriage and Family Support Counselor

Description: Extension of Student Parent Marriage and Family Support Counselor- specialized mental health and social services tailored specific to their unique hardships as students balancing parenting and academics 

Funding Amounts:

  • $83,877 (Jan 2018)
  • $57,142 (Jan 2019)
  • $88,987 (Jan 2020)

The Graduate Assembly's Graduate and Professional Wellness Center

Description: A central location that graduate students can come to and receive critical services such as counseling, legal, career support, and general academic accomodations

Funding Amounts:

  • $5,710 (Jan 2018)
  • $1,500 (Jan 2019)
  • $1,500 (Jan 2020)
  • $1,500 (Jan 2021) 

The Well: Black Health and Wellness Project

Description: Increases accessibility to wellness programming for Black undergraduate and graduate students- weekly workshops, off-campus retreats; Extension of previous Wellness Fund proposal  

Funding Amounts:

  • $48,900 (Jan 2018)
  • $48,900 (Jan 2019)
  • $48,900 (Jan 2020)

Cecilia Chung Resource Center Health Cabinet

Description: Resource center for sexual/physical health and academic resources- providing vital supplies (sickness care, menstrual products, safe sex products) for free for low-income students 

Funding Amounts:

  • $5,367.80 (Jan 2018)

Muslim Mental Health Initiative

Description: Provides drop-in consulting, bi-weekly support groups, cultural-sensitivity training for CPS staff, and workshops throughout the semester; Extension of successful Wellness Fund pilot project

Funding Amounts:

  • $85,300 (Jan 2018)
  • $91,350 (Jan 2019)
  • $91,350 (Jan 2020)

Berkeley Law Mental Health Wellness Program

Description: Administering programs like additional orientations and speaker series; Collaborating with the Tang Center for drop-in counseling; Coordinating a Peer Wellness Committee

Funding Amounts:

  • $10,000 (Jan 2018)
  • $10,000 (Jan 2019)

RSF Fitness Training Studios

Description: Converting one court in the Recreational Sports Facility and one room in the Strawberry Canyon Recreation into multipurpose Fitness Training Studios for weightlifting and group classes

Funding Amounts:

  • $125,000 (Jan 2018)

NCNW Women's Retreat

Description: Opportunity for Black women on campus to bond with each other and develop a peer support system; Acts as a healing space and promotes diversity through retention and mental health support 

Funding Amounts:

  • $2,250 (Jan 2018)
  • $2,150 (Jan 2019)
  • $2,150 (Jan 2020)
  • $2,150 (Jan 2021) 

RSF Weight Room Modernization 

Description: To upgrade and streamline weight rooms to address student demand- includes new equipment and a more effecient use of space 

Funding Amounts:

  • $130,000 (Jan 2018)

Food for Thought Project 

Description: Reduce stress facing Berkeley Hope scholars facing food insecurity by providing meal stability and nutritional education with a registered dietician 

Funding Amounts:

  • $10,000 (Jan 2018)
  • $10,000 (Jan 2019)

Decolonizing Wellness

Description: Holistic wellness program centered around education and resource access for students of color; Consists of education programming, supply services, and sex education programs

Funding Amounts:

  • $27,500 (Jan 2018)

UC Berkeley Basic Needs

Description: Supports the Basic Needs Committee dedicated to financial, food, and housing security of its students; Funds allotted specifically to the Food Pantry summer events and hours

Funding Amounts:

  • $40,000 (Jan 2018)

Re-entry Student Program Wellness Component

Description: Adding a wellness component to the Re-entry student programming that improves both the mental and emotional health of our students through physical community exercise

Funding Amounts:

  • $2,500 (Jan 2018)
  • $2,500 (Jan 2019)
  • $2,500 (Jan 2020)

Be Black, Be Well

Description: Retention events by the Black Recruitment and Retention Center- monthly, academic events 

Funding Amounts:

  • $7,000 (Jan 2018)
  • $7,000 (Jan 2019)
  • $7,000 (Jan 2020)

Transgender Student Community Wellness Initiative 

Description: Trauma-informed student support network; Multi-layer program that will develop both a network for trans students at various social events and a curriculum of leadership development

Funding Amounts:

  • $25,000 (Jan 2018)

Free and Sustainable Menstrual Products for the Berkeley Community 

Description: Provides free and accessible menstrual products for menstruating students; Boxes to be located at each REST Zone, GenEq Center, MCC, Food Pantry, QARC 

Funding Amounts:

  • $13,000 (Jan 2018)
  • $13,000 (Jan 2019)