Community Centers and Programs

Asian Pacific Islander Middle Eastern Desi American (APIMEDA) Programs and Services provides community and retention support for students who are part of our large and diverse APIMEDA communities. APIMEDA Programs and Services encourages community development, enhances coalition building with and within the APIMEDA students, staff and faculty, fosters greater visibility for the diversity within the APIMEDA community, and helps students gain skills for success in their future careers. APIMEDA Programs and Services serves students from a variety of ethnic and cultural groups that make up the Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Southwest Asian North African American communities.

We are focused on supporting Native American students and promoting educational access in our tribal communities. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you in to our campus community. This is an exciting time for the ITRC! Students, staff and faculty have long advocated for the creation of a Campus Community Center that is focused on Native American students and communities. With the hiring of the inaugural Director in 2016, the ITRC is primed to initiate all new programming for current and prospective students; as well as building partnerships with local Native communities and education programs.

Email, call or drop in for a visit! There's a place just for you at the Intertribal Resource Center.

The UCSD Women's Center is a space in which 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.

The Black Resource Center is a Campus Community Center that serves everyone at UC San Diego while emphasizing the Black experience. We promote scholarship, foster leadership, and cultivate community for students through the committed, collaborative effort and support of faculty, staff, and the broader UC San Diego community.

The Cross-Cultural Center is committed to supporting the needs of UCSD’s campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for everyone. Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for campus as a whole. As part of the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers, we value differences and building relationships at all levels of the university and experience community and diversity through a broad lens.

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. It develops student leadership, builds workplace equity, promotes academic research, and provides resources. The Center challenges existing definitions of variant genders and sexualities by engaging in community building on- and off-campus. This Center sustains and develops visibility, sense of community, and knowledge of diverse queer people.

The Raza Resource Centro (RRC) is one of the Campus Community Centers under the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego. The Centro came out of a history of struggle, and student and community movements that called for resources and support for UCSD Chicanx- Latinx. We use use words with the letter X (latinX) to create an inclusive environment for all of the students and individuals that visit our space, regardless of gender identity or expression.

 Questions about the program or website? Official PhD program website:

Charmaine Lising, M.A. (Graduate Advisor;

Akshay Nagarajan (Graduate Representative;

Quirine van Engen (Graduate Representative;