Student Campus Community Centers
As units within the VC–EDI, the Campus Community Centers include: the Black Resource Center, the Cross-Cultural Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, the Raza Resource Centro, Inter-tribal Resource Center and the Women’s Center.
The Campus Community Centers affect institutional change by challenging traditional notions and historical structures of diversity and equality. As places of engagement and belonging they facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership, and encourage dialogue.
Working with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego community, the centers contribute significantly toward the evolution of a socially just campus climate.
Established in 2013, the Black resource Center (BRC) is a Campus Community Center which serves the entire population of UC San Diego while emphasizing the Black experience. Birthed through strong advocacy of students, alumni and other supporters, the BRC seeks to provide support services and foster community for current undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the student services, the center is positioned as a resource for alumni, faculty, staff and the community at-large
The Cross-Cultural Center is committed to supporting the needs of UCSD's campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for everyone. Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for campus as a whole. As part of the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers, we value differences and building relationships at all levels of the university and experience community and diversity through broad lens.
The LGBT Resource Center at UCSD is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics. It develops student leadership, builds workplace equity, promotes academic research, and provides resources. The Center challenges existing definitions of variant genders and sexualities by engaging in community building on- and off-campus. This Center sustains and develops visibility, sense of community, and knowledge of diverse queer people. (Adopted October 7, 2001)
The Raza Resource Centro (Raza) is one of the newest Campus Community Centers under the new Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego. The Centro came out of a history of struggle, and student and community movements that called for resources and support for UCSD Chicano/as- Latino/as. For the past three years the Raza was a student-run center, and we are excited to continue that momentum. As a Campus Community Center with administrative staff and student interns we hope to offer activities, events and resources to connect, students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The Raza is open to everyone but we strive to emphasize and foster the access, retention, and graduation of Chicano/a-Latino/a students as well as create strong connections with our surrounding community.
The UCSD Women's Center is a space in which people work collaboratively to foster the educational, professional, and personal development of diverse groups of women. The Center provides education and support to all members of UCSD regarding gender issues, with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community.
Since opening in 1996, the UCSD Women's Center has served as a safe space and home environment for people of diverse backgrounds offering support, information and resources on gender and family issues.