UC San Diego

Diversity and Student Life

Learn about the ways UCSD explores, supports, and celebrates the many people and cultures that make up our diverse campus community.

Raza Resource Centro

The Raza Resource Centro is a Campus Community Center that serves the entire population of UCSD while emphasizing support and resources for the access, retention, and graduation of Chicana/o and Latina/o students.

Raza Community House

The Raza Community House program provides a space within the International House and Elanor Roosevelt College neighborhood for new and continuing UCSD students from all six colleges to live and contribute to a vibrant living-learning community. Residents in this community are committed to developing their understanding of and greater appreciation for the Chican@/Chicanx and Latin@/Latinx experience in San Diego and the United States and the histories and cultures of Latin America.

The community’s programmatic objectives of community-building, mentorship, and education are enhanced by developing peer-to-peer relationships with the continuing Raza Community students housed in International House and through opportunities with CLAH, the Raza Resource Centro, and campus student organizations. For more information on Raza Community House, please contact Adán Chávez ( and Laura Castro (

Student Clubs and Organizations

Among the many active student clubs and organizations at UCSD are Movimiento Estudantil Chican@ de Aztlan (MEChA), Migrant Rights Awareness (MIRA), Hermanas Unidas, Hermanos Unidos, and La Fe. Learn more about them.

Cross Cultural Center

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. Their vision is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the campus as a whole. They facilitate the academic, professional, and personal development of students, staff, and faculty by providing programs and services related to the creation of a multi-ethnic, culturally conscious, and politically engaged university.

Student Scholarship and Educational Opportunities

Institutes and Research Centers

Institute of Arts and Humanities

The Institute of Arts and Humanities (IAH) houses CLAH and 15 additional programs and centers. It encourages interdisciplinary research, teaching, and public dialogue in the Arts and Humanities. Encompassing a broad range of methods, approaches, and themes-underscoring the centrality of core arts and humanities disciplines- it brings diverse thinkers and communities together to share insights, produce new findings, and address the challenges we all face on our campus and in our world.

Journals and Online Resources