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UC San Diego

Explore the following online resources in diversity at UC San Diego:

Diversity - Student Life

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

Black Resource Center

The Black Resource Center (BRC) provides resources and support to historically underrepresented students on campus.  The BRC serves as a place for students to hold critical conversations, commune with peers and access career and academic resources.  Student protests and demonstrations culminated in the establishment of the BRC.

Black Student Union

The Black Student union is a student run group that focuses on the needs of Black students at UCSD.  BSU meets every Monday at 6:30, in the Cross Cultural Center located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center East.

TMC Exchange Programs

The UCSD Spelman/Morehouse Exchange program was developed by Thurgood Marshall College and is open to all UCSD undergraduates in all majors. The exchange program was officially launched in the fall quarter of 1989 providing a unique opportunity for students to live and study at important institutions of higher learning that are significantly different from the social and educational environment typical of California state colleges and universities.  Similarly. the exchange students coming to UCSD from Morehouse and Spelman will have an opportunity to experience an exciting and very different educational environment and have great research.  Morehouse College is a men's college and Spelman is a women's college; both are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cross Cultural Center

The Cross-Cultural Center is committed to supporting the needs of UCSD’s diverse student, staff and faculty communities.  Their mission is to create a learning environment in which the entire campus community feels welcome.  Within this charge, and in collaboration with existing campus programs, the Cross Cultural Center's priority is to: Facilitate the academic, professional and personal development of students, staff and faculty who are members of historically under-represented groups and provide programs and services to foster discussions on issues related to the creation of a multi-ethnic, culturally conscious university.

Academic Internship Programs: UCDC Program & 

UC Center Sacramento Program


Institutes & Research Centers

Carter G. Woodson Institute
The Institute was established in 1981 in response to student and faculty demands for a more coherent African-American and African Studies program and a more aggressive program of minority recruitment at Virginia University

Frederick Patterson Research Institute
The Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute is the nations foremost research organization focusing on the educational status of African Americans of all ages from preschool through adulthood. The Institute is compelled to understand and expand the multiple pathways leading to educational attainment.

UCLA Ralph J. Bunch Center for African American Studies
The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, founded in 1969 as the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), is the result of the struggle by black students at UCLA to have their history and culture recognized and studied. The Bunche Center was established as an Organized Research Unit (ORU), with the mission to develop and strengthen African American Studies through five primary organizational branches: research, academic programs, library and media center, special projects, and publications.

W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Named after the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1895), the idea for the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research was proposed in the Report of the Faculty Committee on African and Afro-American Studies dated 20 January 1969. In May of 1975 in its progress report to President Derek C. Bok, the Institute's Advisory Board announced the establishment of four fellowships for the 1975-1976 academic year. The fellowships were intended to "facilitate the writing of doctoral dissertations in areas related to Afro-American studies." As such, the Du Bois Institute is the nation's oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and social institutions of Africans and African Americans.