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COMMUNITY

THRIVE AT UC SAN DIEGO

As one of the world’s leading universities, UC San Diego strives for excellence in everything we do. We recognize that true greatness can only be achieved by embracing collective genius and celebrating each member of our community for their unique perspectives, cultures, and experiences. That is why our university prides itself on fostering support, collaboration, and opportunities to help every Triton achieve their goals and have the time of their lives while they do it.

This public acknowledgment serves to honor and respect Indigenous peoples and their land on which our campus resides. UC San Diego was built upon the territory of the Kumeyaay Nation. From time immemorial, the Kumeyaay people have been a part of this land. Today, the Kumeyaay people continue to maintain their political sovereignty and cultural traditions as vital members of the San Diego community.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Photo: @ LionTree Arena Photo: UC San Diego Powwow

Message from Vice Chancellor Becky R. Petitt

Warm greetings from UC San Diego!

I am excited that you are interested in our wonderful university. As Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, I am proud to share UC San Diego’s commitment to creating a more inclusive campus where all members of our campus community feel welcome, respected, and able to thrive.

We believe that true excellence is achieved through relationships among people from diverse perspectives and we strive to promote innovation and leadership by engaging the talents and abilities of all.

I invite you to learn more about our dynamic Triton community of supportive resource centers, vibrant student life, unique housing opportunities, and much more. We sincerely hope you will consider applying to UC San Diego in the future.

With best wishes,

Photo: Latinx Graduation Photo: Black Surf Week

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

UC San Diego offers more than 150 majors and hundreds of minors, including those with a focus on cultural areas and education. Our campus also makes unique opportunities available to our students, including exchange programs with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), study abroad programs, and more.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS

• Black Diaspora and African American Studies

• Critical Gender Studies

• Ethnic Studies

• Human Developmental Sciences with a Specialization in Equity and Diversity

• Latin American Studies

MINOR HIGHLIGHTS

• African American Studies

• African Studies

• Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies

• Chicanx and Latinx Studies

• Middle East Studies

• Native American and Indigenous Studies

• South Asian Studies

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• HBCU Exchange Program

– Spelman and Morehouse colleges in Atlanta

– Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans

• Study Abroad

– Global Seminars in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Japan, Iceland, Galapagos Islands and more

– UC Education Abroad Program offering 400+ programs in 40+ countries

CAMPUS INITIATIVES

DIVERSITY.UCSD.EDU

• Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI)

• Black Academic Excellence Initiative

• Gender Recognition

• Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative

• White Allyship, Action and Accountability

Photo: La Jolla Shores Beach Photo: Fallen Star @ UC San Diego

CAMPUS COMMUNITY CENTERS

ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER MIDDLE EASTERN DESI AMERICAN PROGRAMS AND SERVICES APIMEDA.UCSD.EDU

APIMEDA Programs and Services provides resources, events, and support for UC San Diego’s diverse APIMEDA student population. Their events include the Ask APIMEDA Series, APIMEDA Community and Coalition Conference, and more.

BLACK RESOURCE CENTER BRC.UCSD.EDU

The BRC serves all students while emphasizing the Black experience. Their signature support programs include several Black Collectives, the BRC Internship Program, a Peer Guidance Program, and more

CROSS CULTURAL CENTER CCC.UCSD.EDU

The CCC provides a place of belonging and validation for underrepresented and underserved students, staff, and faculty. The center offers training and workshops, internship and affiliate programs, and an ArtSpace for students to showcase their artistic works.

INTERTRIBAL RESOURCE CENTER ITRC.UCSD.EDU

The ITRC is dedicated to creating a welcoming space on campus and a supportive community for Native American students, faculty, and staff by offering academic support, cultural awareness programs and social activities. The annual UC San Diego Powwow celebrates Native American heritage and helps educate our campus community about Native cultures.

LGBT RESOURCE CENTER LGBT.UCSD.EDU

The LGBT Resource Center is a diverse and inclusive public space for all members of the campus community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices, and politics. The center hosts events throughout the academic year and participates in annual local events, like the San Diego Pride Parade.

STUDENT STORY

JASMINE she/her

UC San Diego has better allowed me to get involved with my community. By visiting our Black Resource Center, resources, support, and on-campus events have been offered to ensure unity and a sense of belonging within our community.

RAZA RESOURCE CENTRO RAZA.UCSD.EDU

The Raza Resource Centro is a space for all to converse and connect around intersectional Chicanx/Latinx identities, Latinidad, and cultura. Comunidad is cultivated through murals, a vibrant community space, internship opportunities, annual events, and more

STUDENT VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER SVRC.UCSD.EDU

The SVRC is committed to ensuring military-connected students have resources to aid in their transition from the military environment to campus life. The center serves student veterans, military service members, their family members, and ROTC.

WOMEN’S CENTER WOMEN.UCSD.EDU

The Women’s Center serves as a resource for the entire campus community while focusing on the experiences of diverse women. The center provides education and support regarding gender issues, hosts fun and educational events, and offers a library of feminist literature.

Photo: San Diego Pride Parade

STUDENT LIFE

With more than 600 student organizations, 24 fraternities, 21 sororities, 16 cultural-based organizations, and 2 historically Black sororities, Tritons can make new friends and get involved on campus doing what they love.

CLUBS AND ORGS

• African Student Association

• Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance

• Black Student Union

• First Generation Student Alliance

• Global South Studies

• Movimento Estudiantil Chicanx de Atalan (M.E.Ch.A.)

• Muslim Student Association

STUDENT STORY

RODRIGO he/him

I am a member of several organizations including Urban Changemakers, Young Planners Society, Alpha Alpha Alpha, and I also lived in the Raza Living-Learning Community during my first year. Being involved in all these activities has greatly enhanced my experience at UC San Diego because it allowed me to branch out, meet new people, and make great memories.

• National Society of Black Engineers

• Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance

• Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers

• Student Veterans Organization

• Queer and Trans People of Color at UC San Diego

SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE

• Alpha Epsilon Omega, Inc.

• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

• Gamma Zeta Alpha, Inc.

• Lambda Theta Alpha, Inc.

• Lambda Theta Nu, Inc.

• Phi Lambda Rho, Inc.

• Psi Chi Omega, Inc.

• Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc.

LIVING ON CAMPUS

Students can live on campus in comfortable residence halls or apply to live in one of our living-learning communities, including:

• African Black Diaspora

• Gender Inclusive

• LGBTQIA+

• Multi-Cultural

• Raza

• Transfer

Photo: @LionTree Arena Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

• You can apply for aid via the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application starting in December. Submit the application that is right for you before March 2 to receive the best possible funding.

• The UC Tuition Stability Plan means your systemwide tuition rate will stay the same for up to six years.

Learn more at fas.ucsd.edu

CAMPUS RESOURCES

UC San Diego strives to provide the support each student needs for well-rounded success.

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

AIP.UCSD.EDU

Assists students in exploring careers, engaging in the community, and connecting with experiential learning opportunities.

IDEA CENTER AT JACOBS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

JACOBSSCHOOL.UCSD.EDU/IDEA

An inclusive, welcoming community that promotes equity and success for all engineering students. They provide events and exclusive resources to support underserved students.

OFFICE FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES (OASIS)

OASIS.UCSD.EDU

Provides community-based and culturally responsive mentoring, academic support, and professional development. OASIS hosts several transition programs to help underserved students acclimate to campus.

OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

OSD.UCSD.EDU

Assists students in accessing necessary accommodations for themselves or dependents with disabilities.

STUDENT SUCCESS COACHING PROGRAM

SUCCESSCOACHING.UCSD.EDU

Serves incoming and continuing first-generation students to assist in transitioning to a university setting, building academic skills, and finding a support network.

TRITON TRANSFER HUB

TRANSFERSTUDENTS.UCSD.EDU

Supporting the success of the diverse Triton transfer population in order to ensure their pathways to graduation and beyond.

ALUMNI STORY

BRENNA she/her

I was part of the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) starting in my first year. I loved being a part of this organization and growing with my fellow Native American students!

UNDERGRADUATE

RESEARCH HUB

UGRESEARCH.UCSD.EDU

Provides support for undergraduates seeking to become integrated in the UC San Diego research community.

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SERVICES

USS.UCSD.EDU

Offers programs designed to help students overcome obstacles that may arise from their immigration status, including personal guidance, legal services, and more.

Geisel Library, UC San Diego’s most iconic building.

APPLY OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30

apply.universityofcalifornia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

AUG. 1 | UC application opens

OCT. 1-NOV.30 | UC application submission period

DEC. 2023-MAR. 2, 2024 | FAFSA or California Dream Act application priority submission period

BY MAR. 31 | First-year application decisions released

BY APR. 30 | Transfer application decisions released

MAY 1 | First-year deadline to accept offer of admission

JUNE 1 | Transfer deadline to accept offer of admission

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