EOP Cultural Services
The Educational Opportunity Program sponsors diverse cultural programming for the entire campus community through African American, American Indian, and Asian American, Chican@/Latin@, and Middle Eastern Cultural Services. EOP provides cultural programs that facilitate interaction/collaboration between students of all cultural/ethnic backgrounds allowing them to gain an understanding of and appreciation for similarities and differences in each other and themselves.
African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC)
The mission of the African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC) is to support the communities of the African diaspora at UCSB. The AdCRC strives to assist in the holistic development of students of the African diaspora by focusing on six areas: academic excellence, cultural awareness, leadership development, social involvement, spiritual development, and proactive civic engagement. Located at SRB 1107.
American Indian Cultural Resource Center
The American Indian Cultural Resource Center (AICRC) serves to educate, promote, and encourage interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the American Indian communities at UCSB. As a student based resource center, the AICRC provides a welcoming environment for students to come together and recognize the importance of maintaining cultural community. Monthly educational programs, social activities, art displays, cultural leadership development and community based presentations are just some of the activities offered to the students, staff, faculty, and other members of the UCSB community. Located at SRB 1219.
Asian Resource Center (ARC)
Established in 1999, the Asian Resource Center serves to educate, promote, and encourage the interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the Asian American community at UCSB. In collaboration with campus staff, cultural resource center interns, and volunteers, students assist in efforts to educate, unite, and strengthen the campus community knowledge of Asian American cultures and history through cultural programming, educational displays, and development of a resource library.
Chican@/Latin@ Cultural Center
The EOP Chican@/Latin@ Resource Center provides a culturally enriched environment where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can come and learn about a diverse culture. Our objective is to educate and unify the Chican@/Latin@ community through the mediums of art, language, people, food, traditions, and history. A physical space that reflects the perspectives and culture of students is provided through educational events, cultural gatherings, and social programming that affirms and celebrates Chican@/Latin@ identity and values.
Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC)
The mission of the Middle Eastern Resource Center is to promote awareness and diversity in the UCSB community and to unify the Middle Eastern student community, giving them the means to embrace their cultural heritage and integrate it into their student life. Meeting space for student organizations, spiritual and cultural programming, educational resources, connection to faculty and staff, and simply a place to "hang out" provide the freedom for people to learn from one another. Located at SRB 1106.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally Community
The Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD) welcomes a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political, and cultural values while advocating for the welfare of those who have historically been marginalized because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity – including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and ally individuals. The RCSGD provides educational programs, social activities, advocacy and consultation with the goal of enhancing safety, tolerance, and quality of life at UCSB. The RCSGD also has a library of books and videos as well as the Rainbow Lounge, which is used for meetings, hanging out, and studying. Located at SRB 3112.
MultiCultural Center (MCC)
The mission of the MultiCultural Center is to promote cultural awareness, interaction, and education. The Center provides a myriad of programs from various cultures, both national and international, to foster a multi-ethnic worldview. For culturally affiliated student organizations, the Center provides a space to hold programs of a social or educational nature. Located at UCen 1504.
The Women's Center is a place to study, relax, and meet friends. The Center offers workshops, films, and lectures that explore both the concerns and achievements of women. The Center also houses the Rape Prevention Education Program which provides support and educational programs to help prevent sexual assault as well as the Sexual Harassment Prevention Education Program, which provides workshops and consultation to students, faculty, and staff. Women and men are welcome to the Center and its activities. Located at SRB 1220.