The Student Recruitment & Retention Center's story begins in 1998 when a group of concerned students attended a UCLA conference which inspired them to develop a student-initiated and run center here at UCD. The students formed committees with representatives from the Associated Students of UCD (ASUCD) and Graduate Student Association (GSA), as well as members of the African American, Chican@/Latin@, Filipin@, Native American, and Southeast Asian communities. Together the committee worked to incorporate their plans for a center into the Facilities and Campus Enhancement Initiative (FACE). The initiative, which passed, provides a portion of student fees to cover the development and function of the SRRC. By February of 2000, the SRRC was on its way to becoming an active and influential part of the university.
The Student Recruitment & Retention Center stands for educational equity. Our student-run and student-initiated programs foster holistic academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness thus empowering students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities. We accept the challenge of creating a society that provides a quality, culturally sensitive, comprehensive education for students of all backgrounds. Furthermore, we are dedicated to creating an environment of collective action that will work to ensure the perpetuity of academic achievement among future generations.