I'm tempted to say, "Well, you ARE talking about Berkeley, for Pete's sakes!", but, you already knew that.
I've had no direct experience with the place. I only know (as so many others) what I've read...over the last 2+ decades. Though I must admit, your 1st quote merely surprised me only a bit, your 2nd one...whew! --- This is supposedly an 'education' factory. Well, the students are being 'educated', but obviously not in anything anyone interested in 'civilization' would find useful. Easy to blame ONLY the 'students' re their attitudes (the experienced Chancellor has no excuse), but keep in mind 1) what 'teachers' they already have there, having been attracted to the place partly for it's decades-made reputation (the Chancellor should be considered representative of most, mesuspects), and, most especially, 2) what kind of 'students' Berkeley attracts...from our education system! Be 'surprised' forevermore, not.
That said, unless you find another place worth going to, hang in there re being a 'department delegate'; I suspect that (if nothing else) you'll learn much about how most of the rest of the world works (in ALL organizations), and be thence prepared with how you think best to deal with such. Consider it a 'learning experience' that just might be worthwhile. --- That is...apart from my above '...unless...'