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Chicano-Latino Resource Guide

Student Services

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

Explore these offices' websites (and visit them in person) to take full advantage of these resources.

  • Academic Enrichment Program

    The Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) offers UCSD undergraduates 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. AEP participants also receive assistance and guidance in applying for graduate school and various fellowships and scholarships.

  • Career Services Center

    The Career Services 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. You can make an appointment with a Career Services staff member that can better direct your efforts for your success at UCSD and beyond. The Career Services Center host quarterly events that range from mock interviews to job and graduate school fairs. It's never too early to seek Career Services Center resources.

  • Center for Student Involvement

    The Center for Student Involvment (CSI) offers professional advising services, student organization resources, leadership and community service programs, and campuswide events. Be sure to check out QUEST, CSI's online directory of opportunities for involvement on campus and beyond.

  • Chicano/a and Latino/a Arts & Humanities minor program

    Chicano/a and Latino/a Arts & Humanities (CLAH) is an interdisciplinary minor 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. Contact Haydee Cervantes for more information.

  • 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. Please help the CCC by filling out the anonymous Assessment Survey 2012!

  • Community Law Project

    The Community Law Project (CLP) was created to provide you with personal and professional development, training, and service learning opportunities necessary to prepare for careers in law, public policy, and advocacy.

  • 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 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.

  • Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services

    The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) is the learning center at UCSD. 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.

  • Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center

    UCSD's Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC) provides services for students affected by sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking, including crisis intervention, safety planning, individual counseling, accompaniment to police, medical and court, on-campus advocacy, and support groups.

  • 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.

  • Education Abroad Program

    The Education Abroad Program (EAP) is the University of California's systemwide study abroad program. Pursue your studies at more than 100 institutions in 33 countries, earn UC credit and satisfy major, minor, and general education requirements, and live and study abroad under the direction and guidance of UC faculty and staff.

  • Women's Center

    UCSD'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.

Questions?

Do you have another student-services office or update to add to this list? Contact Haydee Cervantes, (858) 822-4059.

News & Events 

Chicano/a Legacy 40 Años; mural outside Peterson Hall.  Link to film trailer of "Chican@ Legacy" by Horacio Jones  

California Dream Act application is now available! For application, requirements and questions follow link.

2013 Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Calendar;  Check out the events happening on and off campus commemorating Chavez legacy

Cesar Chavez Service Club Internship: Earn UCSD units while serving your community.

Mexico Moving Forward
4-part series streams online

Growing Activism
5-part series streams online