Equity and Diversity
Stand Tall, Stand Out
UC Riverside has been ranked as the eighth most ethnically diverse college campus in the nation, so you can bet that campus diversity and student support are two of our top priorities. Our diversity programs are designed to provide you with a sense of belonging, a feeling of support and the opportunity for learning in a relaxed and safe environment. With several Ethnic & Gender programs, UCR is fully committed to an academic culture that provides opportunities for all UCR students to develop multi-cultural competencies and be prepared to lead and succeed in a diverse world.
African Students Programs
Created in 1972, African Student Programs enhances academic, cultural, and social development and retains students of African descent. It promotes academic excellence by providing opportunities for students in their maturity as role models, leaders, scholars and professionals.
Asian Pacific Student Programs
The Asian Pacific Student Programs Office promote a diverse learning environment, providing the UC Riverside community with opportunities to learn from and about the Asian and Pacific Islander student population
Chicano Student Programs
Chicano Student Programs develops a constructive environment for Chicano/Latino students and educates the general university population about the Chicano/Latino community. Founded in 1972, it remains the only existing Chicano student services department in the UC system.
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity for UC Riverside. Its mission is to cultivate a meaningful experience and to practice excellence in supporting, educating, and serving all students.
Middle Eastern Student Center
The Middle Eastern Student Center supports intellectual exchange, encourages the study of Middle Eastern culture and history, while promoting the advancement of higher education. The MESC fosters relationships to build inclusion, acceptance, and earnest communication with an emphasis on cultural diversity. We collectively pursue civic engagement and civil discourse as a means to promote mutual understanding. Within a changing campus climate we create alliances and engage meaningful conversations to meet the needs of the Middle Eastern student population at UCR.
Native American Student Programs
The Native American Student Programs office provides educational, cultural, and social support for American Indian students. It also plans and implements innovative programs that promote and educate the campus community about the uniqueness of American Indians.