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Chicanx-Latinx Guide: Student Services

UC San Diego offers a number of student services committed to expanding the Chicanx / Latinx presence on campus and ensuring that our community is reflected in all aspects of the university.

Return to La Guia home pageExplore these offices' websites (and visit them in person) to take full advantage of these resources.

  • Career Center

    The Career Center offers UCSD students and alumni resources that can help you explore career options, help you with resume building, interview skills as well as graduate school resources, just to name a few. Make an appointment with a Career Services staff member so you can better direct your efforts for your success at UCSD and beyond. The Career Center host quarterly events that range from mock interviews to job and graduate school fairs. They also maintain a list of career and internship resources for specific communities of students. It's never too early to seek Career Center resources.

  • Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE)

    UCSD's Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE, formerly known as SARC) offers workshops on violence prevention for the entire UCSD campus and provides free and confidential services for students, staff, and faculty impacted by violence, with a focus on survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

  • Center for Student Involvement

    The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) offers professional advising services, student organization resources, leadership and community service programs, and campuswide events.

  • Chicanx and Latinx Studies minor program

    Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) is an interdisciplinary field of study that provides a broad introduction to the histories and cultural artifacts produced by Spanish-speaking communities in the U.S. Through a coordinated course of study drawing upon course offerings in theatre, ethnic studies, communication, history, literature, and other departments, you will gain an understanding of this important segment of the U.S. population.

  • Cross-Cultural Center

    The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) is dedicated to supporting the needs of UCSD's diverse student, staff, and faculty communities and to creating a learning environment in which the entire campus community feels welcome.

  • Global Seminars

    Global Seminars (GS) are 5-week-long study abroad experiences, typically during summer session I, led by a UCSD professor. Class sizes are between 15-30 students, and course offerings and locations vary from year to year.

  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender 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, sustaining visibility, sense of community, and knowledge of diverse queer people.

  • Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services

    The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) is the learning center at UC San Diego. Contact OASIS to find free tutoring on campus in a collaborative, supportive environment. OASIS also provides peer mentors and peer counselors to support you with issues that can be a distraction from academic priorities, such as personal and family issues, setting and reaching goals, etc.

  • Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination

    OPHD provides assistance to students, faculty, and staff regarding reports of bias, harassment, and discrimination. Our mission is to educate the entire UC San Diego community about these issues and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner. In collaboration with other UC San Diego resources, OPHD promotes an environment in which all members of the UC San Diego community can work, learn, and live in an atmosphere free from all form of bias, harassment, and discrimination.

  • Raza Resource Centro

    The Raza Resource Centro came out of a history of struggle, and student and community movements that called for resources and support for UC San Diego Chicanx and Latinx students. The administrative staff and student interns offer activities, events and resources to connect, students, staff, faculty and alumni. The RRC is open to everyone but they strive to emphasize and offer the access, retention and graduation of Chicanx/Latinx students as well as to create strong connections with the surrounding community.

  • Student Legal Services

    Student Legal Services (SLS) provides free, confidential counseling, education, and referrals on all types of legal matters in order to enable you to develop knowledge and skills that will empower you to avert or resolve legal issues and challenges. SLS is also a primary and confidential contact for AB 540-related questions.

  • Undergraduate Research

    The Undergraduate Research office offers you the opportunity to obtain valuable research experience in virtually any academic major including science, math, engineering, social sciences, and the arts and humanities — experience that can help you in your pursuit of a Ph.D., medical degree, or other advanced degrees. Participants also receive assistance and guidance in applying for graduate school and various fellowships and scholarships.

  • Undocumented Student Services

    A range of services are available to undocumented students at UC San Diego. Our services are designed to provide caring, holistic, and individualized support. Visit their space in the 5th floor of the Student Services Center.

  • Women's Center

    UC San Diego's Women's Center is a space where 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.