Joint Philosophy and Mission Statement (Revised March 21, 2008)
The Women’s Center, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, and the Cross-Cultural Center are collectively known as the Campus Community Centers. We are grounded in a shared belief that ending one oppression requires ending all oppressions. Together we facilitate interactive learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue, and challenge traditional notions of diversity. The Campus Community Centers work with undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego Community. Through these partnerships, we build and sustain a socially just campus climate.
Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the campus and the San Diego community.
Partnering with members of the campus community centers, campus groups, faculty,
staff, students, and community organizations, we strive for meaningful dialogues
and context across all cultures, particularly those of underrepresented or
underprivileged backgrounds. We offer supportive and educational services through
art, programs, workshops, and outreach, and we welcome creative venues for
enhancing social consciousness and equity.
Welcome to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center! Since opening
on November 8, 1999, our office has been a proud home for the entire UCSD
LGBT community. We provide a visible presence on campus and enhance a sense
of connection and community among LGBT faculty, staff, students, and our
allies at UCSD. We encourage you to get involved by becoming one of our
interns or student staff, participating in one of the student groups,
helping our peer support groups, joining the Umbrella Group (staff/faculty
group), or volunteering at the center. Discover your family at the
LGBT Reource Center.
The UCSD Women's Center welcomes you! Since opening in 1996,
the center has been a space where people work collaboratively
to foster the development of diverse groups of women. We strive
to increase awareness of issues affecting women and men while
creating a sense of community at UCSD. Relax in our cozy living
room, study in our library, attend a program, or join one of
the many student, staff, and faculty groups that meet here. We
provide education and support on gender issues as well as
information and referals on a wide variety of topics. Whether
you stop by to use the computer, ask for information, engage
in one of our discussions, or just say hello, we want you to
feel at home at the Women's Center.
The Campus Community Centers collaborate on a variety of programs and issues.
By understanding and appreciating our diverse histories and experiences,
we have found the common connections that bring us together to create strong
communities through activities such as ...
The Building Communities for Social Justice Practice: An Advanced Institute
June 25-June 29, 2012. Focused on the division of Student Affairs, but open to all UC San Diego staff. For more information, please see the
Applications were due April 2, 2012. More information can be accessed
Community at UCSD is often perceived as distinct in areas of service and
connection. Through an ongoing commitment to joint training at all levels
of the university, community and diversity are experienced through a broad
lens, with attention not just to traditional conceptualizations of diversity,
but to the myriad of communities present.
"It is an enduring feature of human life to search for community; to
attempt to establish patterns of living based on mutual need and
affection, development and protection. But this communitarian impulse
is never 'accomplished': rather, it is an ongoing and creative
enterprise in which actors or agents continually re-create social
structure, and it is this which allow us to identify 'communities'..."
- Foster (1989)