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Campus Initiatives

As UC San Diego transforms into a true living and learning community, we have the opportunity to reenvision our campus. But we don’t just do this through brick and mortar. Your support for our diverse initiatives engages our campus and community and advances experimentation and discovery every day.

ArtPower Discovery

ArtPower engages audiences through multidisciplinary performances in music and dance. Your gift provides flexible funding to present performing arts that ignite conversations between artists, students and the community.

Basement Accelerator

With support from like-minded partners, The Basement offers students startup incubators, design and innovation programs, leadership opportunities, and entrepreneurial workshops.

Birch Aquarium

Support for Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s public exploration center showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science.

Black Resource Center

The Black Resource Center aids in the recruitment, retention and graduation of Black students at UC San Diego. Your gift provides flexible resources to the center, igniting opportunities to build community through activities such as internships and leadership programs.

Cross-Cultural Center

A hub for empowering and building community, the Cross-Cultural Center encourages dialogue, improves student and faculty retention, and fosters success. Your support ensures professional development for staff and facilitators.

Design Lab

At the Design Lab, students engage in hands-learning experiences to think, observe and make -- together. Your support allows us to enhance this vibrant design community at UC San Diego, bridging diverse disciplines to turn theory into practice into impact.

LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center facilitates aid for students with a history in community service and a future in leadership. Your gift strengthens academic excellence among our high-achieving LGBTQ students.


The UC San Diego Library is the intellectual heart of campus, driving and inspiring innovation, creativity and progress. Your gift provides vital information and learning resources for our students, faculty, scientists, artists and community members as they explore, research and discover.

The Preuss School UC San Diego

Our top-ranked charter school, The Preuss School UC San Diego, inspires students to deliver on the promise that college and careers are within their grasp. By supporting Preuss, you provide high-potential San Diego students with access to the transformative education, skills, support and experiences they need to pursue their dreams.

Raza Resource Centro

The Raza Resource Centro is a space where students study, meet and build community. Your flexible resources create welcoming spaces for students and organizations; open doors to internships, counseling and tutoring; amplify our efforts promoting Latino/a student needs and concerns; and more.


UC San Diego Recreation engages students and the campus community to pursue lifelong well-being, growth and success through active lifestyle choices.

Stuart Collection

The Stuart Collection's inventive curatorial perspective enriches the cultural and scholarly life of the campus and community. Your gift helps build and maintain this unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time.

Teaching + Learning Commons

UC San Diego Teaching + Learning Commons is comprised of six hubs that serve as the foundation for teaching excellence and student learning on campus.

Triton Athletics

Each year, more than 600 Triton scholar-athletes excel in the classroom and in competition, gaining valuable leadership experiences that will serve them throughout their lives. Your gift fuels scholarships, team travel, training and equipment needs that, together, contribute to our 23 intercollegiate teams' success.

Women's Center

The Women’s Center is a resource that promotes an inclusive, equitable campus. Your gift supports women through mentorship, leadership programs, and personal and professional development.