Making UCR Work for Students

Our staff of educational professionals combines a unique and diverse blend of backgrounds and experiences, but we all have one thing in common: An abiding passion to encourage college students to thrive, while providing the resources for academic and personal success. If you have any questions, encounter any challenges, or think we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to visit our office, in person, by phone or email.

Our offices are centrally located near the Bell Tower on the third floor of the Highlander Union Building (HUB 381). We're happy that you've found us. And we can't wait to make your UCR student experience as supportive and culturally enriching as possible.

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.

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African Student Programs

African Student Programs 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,

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Asian Pacific Student Programs

Asian Pacific Student Programs helps UCR learn from and about its Asian and Pacific Islander student community. It fosters educational dialogue that respects and embraces the unique histories and experiences of ethnic communities. 244 Costo Hall, (951) 827-7272,

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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),

Chicano Student Programs
Chicano Student Programs

Chicano Student Programs 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,

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Highlander Union Building

The Highlander Union Building (HUB) provides the UCR community with a place to eat, study, relax and explore extracurricular activities on campus. The HUB is an inclusive environment designed to foster student development, activities and social gatherings.

LGBT Resource Center
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,

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MESC - Middle Eastern Student Center

The Middle Eastern Student Center 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 or Tina Aoun at

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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,

Residential Life

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,

Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs
Student Conduct & Academic 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,

Student Life
Student Life

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,

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Undocumented Student Programs

Undocumented Student Programs 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,

Veterans Resource Center
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 opportunity 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.

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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 a space where students can develop educationally, culturally, socially, and professionally and provides "drop-in" support through referral service and counseling. 260 Costo Hall, (951) 827-3337,


Office of the AVC/Dean of Students

HUB 381 
900 University Avenue 
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-6095 

Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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