Making UCR Work for Students
Welcome to the website for the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students. As we navigate this pandemic together, it is critical for you to have a HUB of information and resources. Our offices remain accessible to the UC Riverside (UCR) community in this remote environment. As you navigate through this website, you will notice the various offices that make up the Division of Student Affairs. You can think of this office as your compass to campus resources. If you are not sure what office to connect with, you can always start here. The best way to access our office is through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (951) 827-6095.
No one person has the answers to all of your questions. This campus has many moving pieces and we are here to help you navigate. In collaboration with our campus partners across the institution, we are committed to connecting you and supporting you as you make your way to the appropriate resources and ultimately, toward graduation. Our team of student affairs professionals are invested in your personal, social, and intellectual developments as well as your academic success. So please feel free to reach out to our student affairs team to help you navigate the processes, procedures and policies that make up UCR. We want all of you to have a successful experience. We are here for you and we are rooting for you! Wishing you much success!
Christine Mata, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
Many Resources, One Aim
The Office of the AVC/Dean of Students is comprised of various departments with multiple initiatives and support programs united by one common goal: To provide you with the most enriching UCR student experience possible.
African Student Programs
The African Student Programs office enhances the academic, cultural and social development of students of African descent. It promotes intellectual, artistic and communal development by providing students with opportunities as role models, leaders, professionals and scholars. 133 Costo Hall | (951) 827-4576 | email@example.com
Asian Pacific Student Programs
Associated Students Programming Board
The Associated Students Programming Board and Campus Activities plan campus events and activities throughout the year. Block Party, Homecoming, Spring Splash, Wednesday Nooners, lectures, movies, concerts and cultural events are just some of the campus-wide events occurring throughout the year. HUB 111 | (951) 827-ASPB (2772) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicano Student Programs
The Chicano Student Programs office develops a positive, constructive environment for Chicano/Latino students through academic, cultural, and personal support services. Annual events offered by the program promote enrichment, awareness and pride in Chicano/Latino culture. 145 Costo Hall | (951) 827-3821 | email@example.com
Highlander Union Building
LGBT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center provides support, education and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity for the UCR campus community. The center offers a David Bohnett Cyber Center and a resource library of books, films and magazines for academic research, and personal growth; "drop-in" staff and peer support; and referrals to on- and off-campus resources. The Allies Safe Zone program, Peer Connections Mentoring program, Tuesday Talks, and CORE (Community Outreach Educators) provide support, education, and outreach to both the LGBT community and allies. Annual LGBT Resource Center traditions include Q-Camp Orientation, Winter Leadership Retreat and Lambda Celebration. The center provides cultural and educational speakers throughout the year and is part of the Common Ground Collective. 245 Costo Hall | (951) 827-2267 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle Eastern Student Center
The Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC) is the first of its kind in the UC system and in California! It’s a central place of community, cultural expression, and celebration of Middle Eastern culture. Students are at the heart of the MESC. A dedicated group of student advocates developed a proposal for the MESC and worked with UCR administration to make the MESC a reality. The Middle Eastern Student Collaborative meets weekly to plan events and programs with campus partners. Stop by our office at HUB 361 and get involved! For questions or inquiries please contact the MESC at (951) 827-7233.
Native American Student Programs
The Native American Student Programs (NASP) office provides educational, cultural and social support for American Indian students. Through innovative programs and leadership activities, NASP promotes and educates the campus community about the uniqueness of American Indians and expands educational awareness. 229 Costo Hall | (951) 827-4143 | email@example.com
Residential Life serves to provide students residing in on-campus housing with a unique and developmental experience unlike that of off-campus housing. Within our department and communities we provide safety and security to residents while showcasing a variety of programs, initiatives, and specialized communities to assist in the holistic development of each student. In addition, there is a significant number of leadership and employment opportunities for students. Each residential community has its own Residential Services Office where you can find a Residential Life representative, along with contact information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Conduct & Integrity Programs
Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs is responsible for enforcing the University of California policies as they pertain to campus activities, organizations and students. It teaches students about theirs rights and responsibilities, helps faculty and staff enforce standards of conduct, forms academic integrity committees and offers educational presentations for UCR's campus. 111 Costo Hall | (951) 827-4208 | email@example.com
Student Life assists students with their personal and academic success and connects students to UCR through Highlander Orientation, the First Year Success Series, the First Year Mentor Program, leadership resources, and commuter programs. The Fraternity and Sorority Involvement Center works with 40 fraternities and sororities on campus. Student Life oversees close to 400 student organizations and provides multiple ways for students to get involved on campus through programs, services, and resources. HUB 229 | (951) 827-7344 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undocumented Student Programs
The Undocumented Student Programs office welcomes all DREAMers, students from mixed-status families and undocu allies! No matter your immigration status or cultural background, you have an equal opportunity at UCR to get a quality education in a safe and friendly environment with resources to help you achieve your goals. We are here to support you on your journey to greater success! 224 Costo Hall | (951) 827-2193 | Ana.Coria@ucr.edu
Veterans Resource Center
At the UCR Veteran Resource Center, it is our mission to ensure that military affiliated students successfully make the transition from a military setting to an advanced campus life, and are supported while carrying out their goals. The VRC provides opportunities for learning, networking, camaraderie, diversity and inclusion. We believe our community possesses unique skills and characteristics, that when encouraged, will succeed in and outside of the classroom, regardless of age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, physical or mental abilities. email@example.com
Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) uses advocacy, education and enrichment activities to raise awareness about female and male students' issues. The WRC offers campus safety programs, sexual assault and domestic violence support, student leadership opportunities and special events connected to women's and gender issues. 260 Costo Hall | (951) 827-3337 | firstname.lastname@example.org