Charter Hill Society for Sociology

The members of the Charter Hill Society for Sociology are a community of committed donors who make a three-year pledge of $1,000 or more per year to the Sociology Annual Fund. Your support will ensure that Berkeley Sociology students and faculty continue to do their best work, supporting cutting-edge research and outstanding teaching.

The Sociology Annual Fund

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How to join

To join today, please enter your recurring gift amount of at least $1000 per year for three years, using the Make a Gift button.

Why join?

Charter Hill Society donors are making possible exciting directions in our graduate and undergraduate student academic and research experiences. Support from Charter Hill helps Berkeley Sociology sustain its excellence in all domains, ensuring that future generations of students continue to thrive and gain valuable experience in the groundbreaking research that Sociology faculty conduct.

By making a three-year commitment of $1,000 or more to the Sociology Annual Fund, you will join a group of generous donors and a network of people who care deeply about the future of our department and are committed to investing in the next generation of Cal Sociology graduates.

What is the impact of my support?

  • Your support to the Annual Fund provides transformational support for our highest priorities in teaching and research
  • Your investment helps secure and improve the experience and support of our exceptional graduate students, undergraduates, and faculty.
  • You join a group of leaders in the community of UC Berkeley supporters

What are the benefits?

  • Stay engaged and informed about your investment in the Sociology department through email updates, meetings, and newsletters.
  • Participate in special programming for Sociology, as well as in events with Charter Hill members from around the College of Letters & Science. Recent lectures and events have featured Nobel Laureates and leading figures in sports, government, and entertainment.
  • Interact with our faculty and graduate students to learn more about our recent research discoveries.
  • Opportunities to network with fellow Sociology alumni around the world.

To learn more about The Charter Hill Society for the Sociology Department, please contact Tara McCulloch at

The Sociology Annual Fund

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