African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC)
The African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC) supports the communities of the African diaspora at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The AdCRC educates, promotes, and encourages the interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the African diasporic communities of UCSB and to promote cross cultural learning and interaction amongst all ethnic groups. The AdCRC strives to assist in the holistic development of students of the African diaspora by focusing on six areas: academic excellence, cultural awareness, leadership development, social involvement, spiritual development, and proactive civic engagement. AdCRC publishes an annual resource book, entitled the "bLACKbOOK." The AdCRC operates under the auspices of the Educational Opportunity Program.
American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC)
The American Indian Cultural Resource Center promotes the development of cultural identity and leadership thus enhancing academic studies and empowering American Indian undergraduate and graduate students through their college careers. By providing resources, activities, events and ongoing development the AICRC encourages the sharing of ideas and experiences, which imparts a greater understanding of our culture(s) to one another and the campus community. Through collaboration and networking; students, staff, faculty, and the community learn from one another important aspects of our culture(s). The AICRC operates under the auspices of the Educational Opportunity Program.
Asian Resource Center (ARC)
The Asian Resource Center educates, promotes, and encourages the interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the Asian American community at UCSB. The Center provides a supportive environment for students, staff, faculty, and community members to develop an appreciation for one's identity and to affirm an institutional commitment that recognizes one's community. The ARC operates under the auspices of the Educational Opportunity Program.
Chican@/Latin@ Cultural Resource Center (CLCRC)
The Chican@/Latin@ Cultural Resource Center provides a culturally enriched environment where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can come and learn about diverse cultures. Our objective is to educate and unify the Chican@/Latin@ community through the mediums of art, language, people, food, traditions and history. The CLCRC has two locations, Student Resource Building and the historic El Centro in Building 406. The CLCRC operates under the auspices of the Educational Opportunity Program.
Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC)
The Graduate Student Resource Center is a resource, referral and information center for graduate students. The GSRC sponsors events to build community with faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students. Its mission is to assure UCSB's intellectual vitality by attracting the brightest, most talented, and diversity community of scholars to our graduate programs. It provides a comfortable space where students can seek assistance and learn about campus and community resources. Aside from hosting workshops and sponsoring events, GSRC staff help students navigate the graduate student experience. GSRC is committed to creating an environment that is intellectually challenging, socially supportive, and acknowledges students of all ages, genders, races/ethnicities, socioeconomic class backgrounds, and physical abilities.
Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC)
The Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC) promotes awareness and education of Middle Eastern heritage through dialogue and programs in the arts, music and culture. It aims to integrate Middle Eastern students into the campus community and support their academic success. The MERC operates under the auspices of the Educational Opportunity Program.
Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
The Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity at UCSB is designed to be a safe and supportive environment for all students, staff, and faculty, emphasizing resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex (LGBTQI) community, as well as allies and those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The Resource Center welcomes a diversity of racial, ethic, religious, political and cultural values while advocating for the welfare of those who have historically been marginalized because of their sexual and/or gender identity. The Resource Center staff is committed to serving the campus and larger community with professionalism and respect. The Resource Center provides educational programming, social activities, advocacy and consultation with the goal of enhancing safety, tolerance and quality of life in the UCSB community. The RCSGD operates under the auspices of the Women's Center.