Diversity Support


Areas of Support

Diversity giving at UC San Diego is focused on securing private philanthropic support for initiatives that enhance our campus and welcome a diverse community. At UC San Diego, it is one of our guiding principles.

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Student Outreach and Access Programs

UC San Diego implements a number of successful programs that strive to eliminate barriers to accessing a university education. These programs target grades 6-12 and college transfer students. A few of these dynamic program areas include: the student led and run Overnight Program, the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), The Center for Research in Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) and TRIO Outreach Program, among others.

Student Retention Programs

Studies show that first generation university students and historically underrepresented students have less success in staying in school than other students. UC San Diego is committed to ensuring that all students have the support they need to complete successfully their undergraduate degree. Many of these programs are presented by the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) including: Summer Bridge, Academic Transition Program, Math and Science Tutorial Program and Language and Writing Program.

Campus Climate, Diversity Scholarships and Fellowships

UC San Diego is committed to ensuring a campus climate where all students, faculty and staff can excel. UC San Diego has identified key programs important to campus climate and in urgent need of private support. These include: African American Studies Minor; Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts and Humanities Minor (CLAH); undergraduate scholarships; graduate fellowships and post-doctoral opportunities; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center; UCSD Women’s Center; the Cross-Cultural Center; as well as the BSU/MEChA Resource Center and the Native American Student Alliance Resource Center.

For more information about UC San Diego’s efforts in enhancing campus climate, please visit the university’s Campus Climate Update website and the Diversity Matters site.

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