Diversity and Community Resources (for International and National Students)

Inside the Student Community Center

The Student Community Center opened in Winter 2012 and houses a number of the programs mentioned on this page.

There are many ways for our diverse student population to get involved socially and connect with the campus community.

  • Principles of Community
    The Principles of Community were adopted by the campus in 1990 and serve as guiding principles for students, faculty and staff in order to create an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community at UC Davis.
  • AB540 & Undocumented Student Center
    At the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center, we help empower students to attain their educational goals, overcome legal and financial obstacles and achieve their long-term dreams.
  • Campus Community Book Project
    The Campus Community Book Project (CCBP) promotes dialogue and builds community by encouraging diverse members of the campus community to read the same book and attend related events. The CCBP advances the Office of Campus Community Relations' mission to improve the campus climate, increase diversity, and promote equity and inclusiveness.
  • Center for African Diaspora Student Success
    The Center for African Diaspora Student Success (CADSS) is intensively focused on the retention, persistence, and graduation of all undergraduate students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Davis.
  • Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS)
    For more information, contact Director Cirilo Cortez (cccortez@ucdavis.edu)
  • Cross Cultural Center
    The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) supports and advocates for the institutional goal of campus diversity. Their work fosters understanding of and appreciation for the cultures, traditions and histories reflected in the campus community, as well as social justice. The CCC provides a variety of resources, paid on campus jobs, study space, and coordinates many programs throughout the year.
  • Cultural Resource Guides
    Among many other resource guides provided by Undergraduate Admissions on this site, learn about the many cultural aspects of student life on campus through the Cultural Resource Guides. Browse the guides to learn about the resources available to students as well as specific faculty and staff that can serve as a support network while at UC Davis. Engage with a campus community to learn more about yourself and other great people.
  • First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC)
    First-Year Aggie Connections (FYAC) groups first-year students (freshmen and transfers, including international students) into “Connections” consisting of around 25 based on a shared purpose, identity, interest, or theme. Connections meet regularly for one academic quarter and are led by staff or faculty facilitators who engage students in discussions surrounding crucial topics related to transitioning to life at UC Davis.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center
    Through programs, resources, outreach and advocacy, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIARC) creates an open, safe and inclusive space in which homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and all forms of oppression are challenged. Inherent in the LGBTQIARC’s mission are the values of respect, pride and unity for all individuals.
  • Strategic Native American Retention Initiatives
    For more information, contact Director Michelle Villegas-Frazier (mavillegas@ucdavis.edu
  • Student Recruitment & Retention Center
    The Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) offers student-run and student-initiated programs that foster holistic academic and personal development, raise political and cultural awareness, and empower students to act as dynamic leaders in their communities. SRRC programs include peer mentoring, study support, leadership retreats, real-life planning, K-12 enrichment and funding for services and activities complementary to the SRRC’s mission.
  • Women’s Resources & Research Center
    The Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) provides the space and resources for women to explore the intersections of their identities, develop themselves as allies and network for academic and social advancement individually and within our diverse communities. WRRC spaces, programs, and services are open to all.