Latinx Heritage Month
UC San Diego’s Latinx community is growing. In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, invest in the resources necessary for it to flourish by making a gift to one of the funds below. Each fund celebrates our Latinx/Chicanx community and move us closer to our goal of becoming a Hispanic-serving Institution. Your gift builds a campus where UC San Diego students achieve their academic and professional dreams while becoming changemakers in their field.
Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative
The Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative is designed to ensure that California’s fastest growing student population feels welcome, supported and able to thrive. This means attracting and supporting a diverse faculty, staff and student community. The initiative will direct resources toward programs and activities that emphasize and elevate the Latinx experience for the whole campus.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students of Hispanic heritage and graduates of The Preuss School of any ethnicity who choose to attend UC San Diego. It increases access to higher education and ensures the success of current and future Latinx/Chicanx students, families and communities by providing vital financial support and academic resources through the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program.
The Jorge Rios Scholarship
The Jorge Rios Scholarship award is designed to support UC San Diego Chicanx/Latinx Staff Association (CLSA) members for any training activity to develop their full professional potential and to prepare for advancement opportunities or career change within the UC system.
Raza Resource Centro
The Raza Resource Centro (RRC) is one of the campus community centers under the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego. The Centro came out of a history of struggle, and student and community movements that called for resources and support for UC San Diego Chicanx/Latinx. As a campus community center with administrative staff and student interns, the Centro offers activities, events and resources to connect students, staff, faculty and alumni. The Centro is open to everyone, and strives to emphasize and foster the access, retention and graduation of Latinx/Chicanx students as well as create strong connections with our surrounding community.
This online Crowdsurf is part of a month-long series held at UC San Diego in celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. For a full list of events and to register for the Latinx Heritage Month Celebration 2022 signature event on October 28, visit latinxheritagemonth.ucsd.edu.