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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.


Message from Vice Chancellor Becky R. Petitt

Warm greetings from UC San Diego!

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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,

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE UC San Diego offers more than 140 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 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • HBCU Exchange Program – Spelman and Morehouse colleges in Atlanta – Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans • Study Abroad – Global Seminars in Ecuador, Nicaragua, South Africa, Spain, Zambia and more – UC Education Abroad Program offering 165 programs in 40+ countries CAMPUS INITIATIVES DIVERSITY.UCSD.EDU • Black Academic Excellence Initiative • Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative • White Allyship, Action and Accountability • African American Studies • African Studies • Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies • Chicanx and Latinx Studies • Law and Society • Middle East Studies • Native American and Indigenous Studies • South Asian Studies



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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 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.


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.


STUDENT LIFE With more than 500 student organizations, 20 fraternities, 22 sororities, 15 culturalbased organizations, and 2 historically Black sororities, Tritons can make new friends and get involved on campus doing what they love. CLUBS AND ORGS SORORITY AND FRATERNITY LIFE LIVING ON CAMPUS • African Student Association • Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance • Black Student Union • First Generation Student Alliance • Movimento Estudiantil Chicanx de Atalan (M.E.Ch.A.) • Muslim Student Association • 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 • Alpha Epsilon Omega, Inc. • Alpha Kappa Alpha 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. Students can live on campus in comfortable residence halls or apply to live in one of our living-learning communities, including: 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. STUDENT STORY • African Black Diaspora • Gender Inclusive • LGBTQIA+ • Multi-Cultural • Raza • Transfer

ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AIP.UCSD.EDU Assists students in exploring careers, engaging in the community, and connecting with experiential learning opportunities.

OFFICE FOR ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES OASIS.UCSD.EDU(OASIS) Provides community-based and culturally responsive mentoring, academic support, and professional development. OASIS hosts several transition programs to help underserved students acclimate to campus.

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

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH HUB UGRESEARCH.UCSD.EDU Provides support for undergraduates seeking to become integrated in the UC San Diego research community.



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



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


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

BRENNA she/her I’ve been part of the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) since my first year. I love being a part of this organization and growing with my fellow Native American students!

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

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

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.

CONNECT WITH US! Join our mailing list: Office of Admissions 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0021 La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-4831 like, follow, share @ucsandiegoadmissions@ucsdadmissions APPLY OCTOBER 1-NOVEMBER 30 IMPORTANT DATES AUG. 1 | UC application opens for editing OCT. 1-NOV. 30 | UC application submission period OCT. 1-MAR. 2 | FAFSA or California Dream Act application priority submission period BY MAR. 31 | First-year application decisions released BY APR. 30 | Transfer application decisions released