When people feel safe, respected, and secure in their dignity as human beings, we are able to be creative intellectually, and we can thrive at work and in our studies. Establishing such an environment can be challenging in a work community, like that of the UC Berkeley Department of Linguistics, that consists of interacting individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities, goals, skills, and values. We affirm that the Department of Linguistics is strongly committed to making our diverse community as healthy, secure and happy as possible. This page offers links to resources and the ability for department members to make suggestions for improvement. It also provides information on past and current efforts towards establishing a healthy work environment. By its nature, this is an ongoing and collaborative process, and we invite your input!