Resources at your Fingertips
Learn about the resources available on the UCI campus including the offices, centers and initiatives that contribute to an inclusive and diverse community.
Office of Inclusive Excellence
For more than a decade, UCI has taken a university-wide approach to equity, diversity and inclusion. Led by the Office of Inclusive Excellence, this charge is about dismantling the systemic barriers of racism and discrimination that have too long been the norm in higher learning and our broader communities. The Office serves the campus priorities and is committed to a transformative, whole university effort grounded in our values: expect equity, support diversity, practice inclusion and honor free speech. UCI’s powerful vision of inclusiveness and change is supported through a dedication to ensuring accountability, providing training and education, conducting responsive research and building sustainable partnerships.
Office of Access and Inclusion (Engineering)
OAI is a joint office between The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences created in 2014 to recruit, retain, and graduate talented students from historically excluded populations who are currently underrepresented in Engineering and ICS. We provide a variety of services and programs including:
- Free one-on-one tutoring
- Academic Success Workshops
- Professional Development Workshops
- Mentoring Programs
- Scholarships, Research and Employment opportunities
- Programs designed to help freshmen and transfer-students with their transition from high school or community college to UCI
- Programs designed to help students who are on academic probation to get back into good academic standing with the university
- Assistance for students looking to conduct undergraduate research
- Encouragement and support to students from underrepresented populations pursuing graduate education
- Club Support for Latinos in Science and Engineering (MAES), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women in Computer Science (WICS), and Filipinos Unifying Student-Engineers in an Orgranized Network (FUSION)
Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
The UCI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) is responsible for the University’s compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and inclusive excellence at UCI.
Office of the Ombudsman
An alternate channel for confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution services for the UC Irvine campus and medical center
The Office of the Ombudsman provides a safe and comfortable environment to discuss complaints, concerns or problems confidentially. When appropriate, the office will initiate an informal intervention with the goal of facilitating a resolution that is acceptable to all parties involved.
The ombudsman acts as an independent, impartial resource. If a matter cannot be resolved through our office, a referral will be made. When appropriate, the office can make recommendations regarding policy review and change.
The Office of the Ombudsman serves all students, faculty, staff and administrators of the UCI community – both on the main campus and at the medical center. The Office handles only UCI-related issues, and therefore we are unable to assist anyone with a non-UCI-related concern.
Latinx Resource Center
The Latinx Resource Center (LRC) was founded in 2020 to raise awareness of social, political, economic, historical and cultural realities of the Latinx and Chicanx communities. We accomplish this mission by offering resources, programs, and a space where cultura, arte and academia are interconnected. Our vision is that these efforts will broaden access, increase retention and ensure a clear pathway to graduation through the empowerment of Latinx and Chicanx students.
Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research
The mission of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research (CBCRR) is to provide a just, safe, vibrant, inclusive, culturally supportive, and socio-ecologically sustainable space – a home away from home – where Black students can thrive and reach for their highest potential. Our focus is on health, wellness, vitality, and academic success.
The Center’s vision draws its guiding inspiration from the varied and complex constellations of African/Black cultures, resources, and research, which have provided and continued to provide African/Black peoples with general designs for living and patterns for interpreting their reality.
LGBTQ+ Resource Center
The LGBTRC provides support, education, and advocacy from an intersectional perspective regarding sexual orientation/attraction and gender identity for the UC Irvine Campus Community.
We also provide a wide range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development. We foster community, wellness, an open and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, queer, asexual, ally, and questioning students, faculty, staff, and the larger campus community. We strive to develop an atmosphere of acceptance and wellbeing in which the campus community can support the academic mission of the university.
Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center
Dedicated to supporting the academic and professional success of all UC Irvine graduate students and postdoctoral scholar, the Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center (GPSRC) has everything you need to succeed. The GPSRC offers workshops and programs designed to support professional development; writing support; communication; preparation of grant and fellowship funding applications; wellness and work-life balance; mentoring and much more! To browse upcoming events and register, please visit the UCI Graduate Division Campus Groups page.
The Cross-Cultural Center was founded on October 16, 1974 by a group of concerned UCI faculty, staff, and students who recognized the need for creating a social-cultural support system for ethnic minority students. Our mission is to be a space for students to imagine and inspire an equitable, socially just campus, to affirm and develop intersectional, cultural identities, and to build a more inclusive community.
Disability Services Center
At the University of California, Irvine, providing a culture of inclusion and equal opportunity for students with disabilities is a campus wide responsibility and commitment. UCI demonstrates its core values of individual growth, development, civility, and diversity by recognizing students with disabilities as an important part of its student body. Our mission is to empower students to maximize their abilities to thrive in today’s global community.
The International Center advances and facilitates international engagement at UCI to enhance the academic and personal experience of the international community. The International Center staff is committed to serving campus constituents through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.
- Provide expert immigration services, including SEVIS compliance, visa documentation and related advising
- Advising services to academic departments on issues related to the enrollment and visa selection for the employment of international students and scholars
- Serve as advisors to international students and scholars and as a resource center to assist during their time at UCI
- Provide pre-arrival advising, orientation and adjustment assistance for international students and scholars and their families
- Initiate, develop and implement programs, workshops, events, activities and leadership opportunities for the purpose of enhancing the student and scholar experience at UCI and to help them achieve personal, academic and professional goals.
Veteran Services Center
The Veterans Services Center (VSC) provides assistance to military-connected students (veterans, reservists, National Guard, active duty, and dependents) in obtaining their federal and state education benefits. The VSC is responsible for submitting certification requests for new and continuing students, answering questions military-connected students may have concerning their educational benefits, and providing resources to assist military-connected students in navigating their transition to student life.
DREAMERS Resource Center
The UCI DREAM Center stands with and serves those impacted by immigration policy through advancing systemic change, deconstructing oppressive policies, and fostering community. We work towards personal growth, collective healing, and visible change.
Learning and Academic Resource Center
LARC advances academic success through proven active learning strategies, peer-to-peer collaboration, campus partnerships and leadership development. LARC connects “what to learn” with “how to learn” in a student-centered, collaborative learning experience. EASE students automatically qualify for LARC services and scholarships may be available through Student Housing, the Disability Services Center or or Student Success Initiatives (SSI).
End Racism Initiative
UCI End Racism is a grassroots collective founded after #ShutDownSTEM activities in 2020 in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. It brings together undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff from all around campus. Activities of this campus collaborative include raising awareness about racism, engaging in education to advance anti-racism and building institutional capacity to advance inclusive excellence. Efforts are systematically organized into six working areas: (1) recruitment of Black faculty, (2) recruitment and outreach to Black students, (3) retention, persistence and thriving in the academy, (4) evaluating faculty contributions to diversity in academic review, (5) curricular culture and pedagogical structures, and (6) implicit bias and anti-racist protocols, education and policies.
Black Thriving Initiative (BTI)
UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative recognizes and responds to anti-Blackness as an existential threat to our mission as public research university. In depriving Black people of their full participation in society and in university life, anti-Blackness compromises UCI’s capacity to educate, discover, create and heal. It therefore demands a whole university response. This response relies on each member of our campus community linking their future to the success of Black students, faculty and staff as well as alumni and communities served by UCI.
Student Success Initiatives
Housed within the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Success Initiatives (SSI) aim to provide students the personal, academic, and professional support and development to thrive and succeed at UCI and beyond. SSI is a learning community that empowers students to be productive and engaged in their academic careers and personal endeavors.