UCR endeavors to help all students succeed through comprehensive learning and living communities where individuals with shared cultural and/or academic interests can come together with the support of a specialized student staff programming team. The UCR Guardian Scholars is one of these communities with tailored programming to benefit our students who have aged out of the foster care system. In addition to student life resources below, the Guardian Scholar special interest programming team hosts monthly "family style" dinners in our various residential restaurants to provide community building opportunities for our residents and a venue through which informal dinners with mentors, community advocates, and others can be organized. Guardian Scholar Programming also includes annual holiday and end-of-year celebrations, a yearly fund raising event, and special outings and activities.
African Student Programs
Our mission is to encourage students to assist faculty members in their research, network with fellow students and alumni to become involved in campus and community organizations, assist and advise student clubs and organizations with event planning, assist students in seeking internships and fellowships, refer students to critical UCR support services i.e., The Career Service Center, The Learning Center, the Counseling Center.
Asian Pacific Student Programs
The Asian Pacific Student Programs Office strives to promote a diverse learning environment, providing the UC Riverside community with opportunities to learn from and about the Asian and Pacific Islander student population. We support students in their pursuit of academic excellence, and as they contribute to the growth of our campus. We strive to maximize each student's leadership potential, promoting their involvement in defining their own issues and advocating for their own concerns. We promote an educational dialogue that respects and embraces the unique histories and experiences of ethnic communities, and incorporates these values into the development of the cultural fabric of the institution.
California Youth Connection
California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.
The Campus Health Center
The Campus Health Center (CHC) provides high quality, confidential medical care to students, with a focus on convenient, affordable and accessible services.
The Career Center
The Campus Career Center is your one stop shop for internships, on and off campus jobs, career counseling, resume writing, interview skills and more.
Chicano Student Programs
Our Mission is to develop a positive, constructive environment for Chicano/Latino students, providing support services, and facilitating the implementation of programs and activities designed to educate the general university population about the Chicano/Latino community.
The Counseling Center
The Counseling Center at UCR is dedicated to creating a positive, healthy atmosphere for our student population, working hand-in-hand with students to provide an environment which promotes their academic, career, personal and social development. Our commitment is to help each student have a rewarding experience at UCR.
To enhance the student's scholastic and co-curricular experience while at UCR, Housing Services has implemented a number of cultural and academic-based special interest communities. Participating in these communities offers a resident the opportunity to experience college life with a smaller group of students who potentially share similar majors, similar cultures, or an interest in learning more about either topic.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center is a team of educators, counselors, and advanced students who provide a variety of services to help students succeed in their college classes. The Learning Center is for all students who are not satisfied with their current grades and/or academic performance. We regularly see first-year students (freshman and transfer) and graduate students, students on academic probation and those on the Dean's List.
The LBGT Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center provides support, education, and advocacy regarding sexual orientation and gender identity for the UC Riverside campus community.
Student Life is dedicated to the education and development of UCR's diverse student body and to creating a meaningful, learning centered campus life for students at the University. Student Life works in active partnership with student, faculty, and staff colleagues to foster and support student opportunities for learning, involvement, leadership, community building, and creative expression that complement classroom experiences. Student Life further supports student organizations and their leaders, and they in turn provide programs and resources to the student body and the wider University community.
The Student Recreation Center
The mission of the SRC is to enhance mental, physical, and social development through recreational services, programs, and facilities.
University Honors Program
The UHP encourages well prepared and highly motivated students to excel in this challenging academic environment. The UHP also stresses the concept of "service-learning," a crucial element of the program. Students are expected to volunteer in efforts that better the community. The UHP lower division curriculum provides honors students with special seminars, projects, and classes designed to introduce them to the challenges and rewards of scholarship and research. With fewer students than most introductory classes, these honors course intensify the students' contact with some of the most enthusiastic and innovative faculty members at UCR.
Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center (WRC) is a multifunctional center that provides women's and men's programs and services for the UCR student community. The office offers educational opportunities and support to foster access, outreach, retention, equity, knowledge and skill development, safety, and a general sense of well-being. Core services include the Campus Safety Escort Service and self-defense classes. Ancillary programs that augment core services are as follows