The Student Recruitment & Retention Center's (SRRC) 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 a committee with representatives from the Associated Students of UCD (ASUCD) and Graduate Student Association (GSA), as well as members of the African American, Chicanx/Latinx, Filipinx, 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 and Retention Center (SRRC) stands for educational equity. Our student-run and student-initiated programs created by students for students foster holistic, academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness for youth and college students. We educate, engage, and empower students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities so that we can all transform knowledge into action.
- African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE)
- American Indian Recruitment & Retention (AIRR)
- BRIDGE: Pilipinx Outreach & Retention
- COLLECTIVE: Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Empowerment
- Graduate Academic Achievement & Advocacy Program (GAAAP)
- Southeast Asians Furthering Education (SAFE)
- Students Obtaining Leadership y Latinxs United in Navigating Academia (SOL y LUNA) Chicanx/Latinx Holistic Support Program