APIDA and MENASA Student Resources
The Strategic Asian and Pacific Islander Retention Initiative (SAandPIRI) promotes academic excellence, connectedness, and empowering leadership for all students. SAandPIRI recognizes the diversity of the Asian and Pacific Islander (AandPI) diasporas at UC Davis in order to improve academic outcomes through culturally relevant programs and resources. Please check out their website https://apiretention.ucdavis.edu/ and their social media @ucdavis_apiretention for more information.
The Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian (MENASA) Student Resources aims to create spaces for MENASA students to come together to create, community, celebrate their cultural/religious diversity, as well as provide academic and social support to students. We welcome folks that identify with the MENASA region including countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Check out their website https://menasa.ucdavis.edu/ and social media at @ucdavismenasa.
The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) works towards a more just and liberated world by creating compassionate community spaces that foster identity development, critical consciousness, and collective innovation. The Center is located at the Student Community Center on main campus. Please check out their website https://ccc.ucdavis.edu/ and social media @ucd_ccc for more information.
The Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) stands for education equity. Their student-run and student-initiated programs created by students for students foster holistic, academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness for youth and college students. They educate, engage, and empower students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities so that they can all transfer knowledge into action. For more information please check out their website https://srrc.ucdavis.edu/ and social media @ucd.srrc for more information.
BRIDGE is a program at the Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) at UC Davis. Their goal is to empower students to transform this educational system and validate the complexity of the Filipinx culture through many services and events. Please check out their social media at @ucd.bridge for more information.
Southeast Asians Furthering Education (SAFE) is a program at the Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) at UC Davis. They provide events and community building for students who identify as Southeast Asian (SEA) and Southeast Asian American (SEAA) centering their programs in hxstories and experiences tied to the Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge, the Secret War, and Pathet Lao. Please check out their social media @ucdavis_safe for more information.
APIQ (Asian & Pacific-Islander Queers) provides a safe, confidential space for students who identify as both Asian and/or Pacific-Islander and within the LGBTQIA+ community. APIQ holds a variety of meetings and events throughout the year such as socials, discussions, and workshops where students explore important topics like identity, coming out, health, and politics. At the same time, APIQ encourages strong bonds and friendships. Please check out their social media @apiq.at.ucd and Linktree for more information.
Students For Justice in Palestine at UC Davis stand for Palestinian justice, liberation, and the right of return. Please check out their social media @sjpatucd instagram and Linktree for more information.
Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP)
The Department of African and African American Studies is one of the interdisciplinary programs under Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP) at UC Davis. It is an interdisciplinary field of study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences where students in this department have an opportunity to investigate the history and culture of communities of African descent around the world. Check out their website https://aas.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Department of American Studies is one of the interdisciplinary programs under Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP) at UC Davis. They look at American culture as a compilation of things that can be questioned and analyzed, using many lenses to understand the complicated, messy, and diverse lives people live in both in the United States and in an interconnected world. They pull from several disciplines (history, literature, environmental science, food science, sociology, and more) to explore phenomena in and related to U.S. culture. Check out their website https://americanstudies.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Department of Chicana/o Studies is one of the interdisciplinary programs under Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP) at UC Davis. The department helps students understand and work with the experiences, values, cultural representations, and socio-economic issues of the Chicano/Latino community. Check out their website https://chi.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Department of American Studies is one of the interdisciplinary programs under Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP) at UC Davis. Their curriculum places feminist concerns within a transnational context, while respecting the need for geographic and historical specificity. These frameworks inform their teaching, research, institutional and community practices, and the principles they bring to their classrooms. They offer a wide range of classes that use the lens of gender to examine colonialism, globalization, history, sexuality, queer theory, literature, popular culture, feminist video production, area studies, film, fashion, and food. GSW also offers students the opportunity to earn internship credits, conduct independent research, and write an Honor Thesis. Check out their website https://gsws.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Department of Native American Studies is one of the interdisciplinary programs under Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP) at UC Davis. Their undergraduate and graduate program offer a formal comparative, interdisciplinary, and hemispheric approach to the study of indigenous cultures of the Americas. This approach includes faculty specialized in a variety of disciplines including arts, literature, religion, linguistics, history, anthropology, political science, ethnomusicology, performance and dance studies, and women and gender studies. Check out their website https://nas.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Gorman Museum of Native American Art was founded in 1973 by the Department of Native American Studies in honor of retired faculty members, Carl Nelson Gorman. The Gorman Museum has been dedicated to the creative expressions of Native American artists and artists of diverse cultures and histories. Please check out their website https://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Cultural Studies Graduate Group is one of the interdisciplinary programs under Hart Interdisciplinary Program (HIP) at UC Davis. The graduate program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of culture and society that highlights how sexuality, race, ability, citizenship, gender, nationality, class and language organize embodied identities, social relations and cultural objects. Their program, one of the few advanced degrees in Cultural Studies in the United States, emphasizes the linked analyses of these factors in relation to local community formations, transnationalism, (post)(neo)colonialism, and globalization. Drawing on faculty from a wide range of disciplines and intellectual interests, the program cuts across the humanities, social sciences, the law school, and agricultural and environmental studies. Check out their website https://culturalstudies.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
Additional Campus Resources
The Community Advising Network (CAN) is a diverse team of counselors who are here to help students achieve their goals and address factors that may be affecting their academic success. CAN Counselors are here to support students through informal consultations and/or through therapy. Check out their website https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/services/counseling/community-advising-network for more information.
The Center for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a student success center aimed at helping First Generation and Low Income Students transition and succeed at UC Davis. It strives to improve the access, retention, and graduation rates of students who are low-income and first in their families to attend college. Their programs and services are available to all students regardless of their EOP status. Check out their website https://eop.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
Transfer and Reentry Center (TRC) assists all transfer students (junior college or community college to UC Davis, UC to UC Davis, out of state to UC Davis) and reentry students (25+ years old, student parents or caregivers). TRC address the needs and concerns of the whole student. Whether they focus on academics, adjusting to UC Davis, or finding a referral to address specific issues and concerns. Check out their website https://trc.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The Women’s Resources and Research Center (WRRC) challenges all forms of oppression, through the lens of gender equity. The WRRC provides education, advocacy, resources, and a safe space that centers the experiences of womxn, transgender, femme, and non-binary individuals. Check out their website https://wrrc.ucdavis.edu/ for more information.
The LGBTQIA+ Resource Center is located at the Student Community Center where they provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to challenging sexism, ccisexism/trans opporession/transmisogyny, heterosexism, monosexism, and allosexism. They promote education as well as space for self-exploration about all sexes, genders and sexualities and their intersections with other identities. The Center is a dynamic, responsive and collaborative organization that serves UC Davis and the surrounding region by providing a growing spectrum of programs, resources, outreach and advocacy. Please check out their website https://lgbtqia.ucdavis.edu/ and social media @ucdlgbtqia.
Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS), within Global Affairs, is helping to build a campus community that includes students and scholars from well over 100 countries and six continents. They assist incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families with visa and immigration issues. They also provide orientation, assistance, information, and referral to international students, faculty, and researchers regarding financial, personal, cultural, and academic concerns. Check out their website https://siss.ucdavis.edu/for more information.