The Raza Resource Centro (RRC) is one of the Campus Community Centers under the 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 Chicanx- Latinx. We use use words with the letter X (latinX) to create an inclusive environment for all of the students and individuals that visit our space, regardless of gender identity or expression.
As a Campus Community Center with administrative staff and student interns we offer activities, events and resources to connect students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The RRC is open to everyone, and we strive to emphasize and foster the access, retention, and graduation of Chicanx-Latinx students as well as create strong connections with our surrounding community.
Bienvenidxs to the Raza Resource Centro!
We exist because of a strong student, staff, and faculty activist movement aimed at establishing a more inclusive campus. The Raza Resource Centro team is committed to our student’s success and we work collectively to meet the needs of our students. The Centro is a lively space where students study, meet, write, get tutoring, and most importantly are in community. It is a space where Latinx/Chicanx organizations hold meetings, events and where cultura, arte, and academics interconnect.
We offer programs around:
- Research and conference preparation
- 1st year and Transfer student transition (Avanzando Juntos Program)
- Weekly Writing Collective (Fridays at 12pm)
- Math and Science Tutoring (Learning Specialist consultas)
- Graduate School Preparation
- Student Organizations Affiliate Program
And many more!
Our space offers students:
- Computer Lab
- Chicanx library
- Study area
- Kitchen with fridge and microwave
- Conference room
Bienvenidxs a casa!
We cultivate educational equity by building comunidad.
Black Resource Center
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.
LGBT Resource Center
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 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.
Intertribal Resource Center
Intertribal Resource Center (ITRC) is one of six Campus Community Resource Centers within the office of the Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Like all our Resource Center, the ITRC provides a supportive community space, academic support services, mentoring/leadership development, co-and extra-curricular programming, and non-academic support. The ITRC is a campus resource for all students. In particular, the Center aims to leverage existing resources to create a sense of place and community and provide an important support system for American Indian/Alaskan Native/Indigenous students on campus and to develop positive relationships with our local tribal communities.
The Intertribal Resource Center is rooted in a student movement that sought to increase the presence of Native American students on campus and to provide a resource on campus to meet the unique and diverse needs of Native American students.
Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American Programs & Services
Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) Programs and Service is an initiative within the Office of the Vice Chancellor –Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion. Developed after strong student advocacy, APIMEDA Programs and Services provides outreach, programs, and other support for our diverse APIMEDA student population. APIMEDA people are diverse, and we come to campus with different experiences and identities that make up who we are. Our office seeks to help folks find connections with one another while supporting the whole population.
- A series of racially motivated events occur at UCSD (most notably “The Compton Cookout”), and lead to a massive student movement, now known as “The Black Winter of 2010”
- BSU makes a list of 38 demands centered on having a more racially inclusive campus; in those demands, a center for African- American students is included.
- Together, B.S.U. and M.E.Ch.A. create a student run center.
- M.E.Ch.A and B.S.U. separate the community spaces and the Raza Resource Centro begins to be run by M.E.Ch.A.
- The Raza Resource Centro is headed by an interim director and the search for a permanent director begins.
- The Raza Resource Centro opens with professional staff and a team of paid interns on April 24th, 2014.
- The strategic planning process begins.
- The Raza Resource Centro is renovated to include murals painted by Jose Olague, the the help of student scholars
- The Raza Resource Centro receives the private library of the late Chicano/Latino Studies and History professor, the Jeff Garcilazo. Dr. Garcilazo was an alumni of UCSD (1981). Dr. Garcilazo was one of the founding members of UCI's labor studies group and an important participant in the development of what is now a Chicano/Latino Studies major.
- The Raza Resource Centro celebrated its 5 year anniversary since they opened their doors as the RRC.