Campus Programs and Resources

  • The African American and African Living-Learning Community, located in Campbell Hall, is open to freshmen of all ethnicities who are interested in exploring African American and African cultures. This living-learning community is a wonderful way for first-year students to transition to university life and develop a rich connection with the campus African American community from day one.
  • The African American and African Studies department explores the ways in which the experience for people of African descent has been shaped by socio-political and economic factors, and the aesthetic dimensions of the experience as expressed in the arts and literature. Students in this major take a variety of courses focused on the African‑American experience in the U.S., and the African diasporic experience. A minor or double-major in this field can enhance your primary academic focus and increase your marketable skills upon graduation.
  • The Linda Frances Alexander Scholars Program provides academic, social and cultural enrichment for African American and African students in support of their academic success and personal development.
  • The Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) coordinates a variety of programs focused on supporting and promoting our campus cultural communities. Some of these efforts focused on the African diaspora include:
  • The Community Advising Network (CAN) provides educational counseling, informative programs, workshops and other campus outreach services through the African Diaspora community counselors.
  • The Cross Cultural Center (CCC) offers many services, including programs and workshops, and a safe space to connect with students from diverse backgrounds. The CCC is home to Black Family Week, Black Graduation and the community intern for the African diaspora.
  • The Educational Opportunity Program is committed to serving the student body at UC Davis by helping first-generation, low-income students strengthen their academic skills to meet the demands of a research university.
  • The McNair Scholars Program is designed to help and encourage undergraduates interested in pursuing doctoral degrees. Each year, a select number of students are chosen to participate in this two-year program that provides essential skills to become a successful doctoral candidate.
  • African American and African Descent Student Resource Page. This page is full of relevant information for African American students, as well as African students.