Diversity Support


Areas of Support

Diversity giving at UC San Diego is focused on securing private philanthropic support for initiatives that ensure a welcoming and inclusive campus community for individuals of all backgrounds.

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Student Outreach and Access

UC San Diego offers opportunities for prospective and incoming students to connect with mentors, learn about campus culture and join in social activities, a valuable experience for those who may be unfamiliar with college life.

Student Retention

Academic and community support programs exist to ensure student wellbeing and success, including opportunities to make meaningful social connections, engage in cross-cultural learning abroad and conduct research.

Campus Climate

Five campus community centers provide the campus community with space to feel belonging, seek out support, and deepen understanding of diversity through interactive workshops on social justice, cultural competency and more.


Scholarships help ensure that all students—including those who are first in their family to attend college or come from historically underserved communities—have the chance to pursue their educational dreams at UC San Diego.


Fellowships are key to attracting talented graduate students to UC San Diego, where they generate new knowledge, help fuel the local economy, mentor undergraduate students and enhance the excellence of the university.

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Don’t see an area that you would like to support? Visit our GIVE NOW site, or contact us to learn about additional giving opportunities.



Bouchet Honor Society Inducts New Members

10 UC San Diego graduate students were inducted into the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Graduate Division staff member, Elisa Maldonado, accompanied the scholars.

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UC San Diego Launches Black Academic Excellence Initiative

Key focus of the initiative is increasing scholarship funds to provide access for admitted students.

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New Advisory Council to Help Guide Creation of Campuswide Diversity Plan

Becky Petitt has made progress in implementing new campus climate programs and policies to create a more inclusive community for faculty, staff and students.

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