Welcome! Step into the Light.
It’s time to bring UC Berkeley’s motto of “Fiat Lux” - let there be light - to the forefront. The Discovery Initiative is taking UC Berkeley’s innovative spirit and turning it on higher education itself, creating engaged, inspired, and purpose-driven journeys of discovery for all students.
What is Discovery?
The hallmark of a Berkeley undergraduate education is to combine exceptional and innovative classroom learning with hands-on, immersive experience. We call this Discovery.
Discovery experiences such as internships, capstone projects, fellowships, study abroad, research, and creative endeavors give students the confidence and sense of direction that leads to a smoother launch into life after graduation. Our goal is for ALL students to have these kinds of transformative experiences - not just those who have historically been able to gain access to them.