Our Partners 

Our Partners


Chicano Student Programs is proud to be a part of UCR’s Common Ground Collective, an informal union of campus departments and community members with shared positive goals. Members include a variety of staff, current students and alumni who are passionate about community building, diversity training and social justice education. The Common Ground Collective includes:

Ethnic & Gender Programs

This is our Costo family comprised of African Student Programs, Asian Pacific Student Programs, Middle Eastern Student Center, Native American Student Programs, the LGBT Resource Center, the Women’s Resource Center, and of course, Chicano Student Programs. We share common goals of supporting UCR students, celebrating our cultures, and improving the lives of the people on this, the most diverse UC campus.

International Education Center

Phone: 951-827-4113
Fax: 951-827-3778
Location: University Village, Suite 204
Office Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1- 5 p.m.

The International Education Center provides services for international students, students interested in studying abroad and students who need advising for the Fulbright Program.

Student Disability Resource Center

Phone: 951-827-3861
Fax: 951-827-4218
Email: sdrc@ucr.edu
Location: 125 Costo Hall
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., other times by appointment

Student Special Services is committed to making sure that every student at UCR is able to make the most of their university experience. Efforts include ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to educational programs and campus life; providing services for military, veterans and family members; connecting students with ROTC; facilitating voter registration and more.

The Well

Phone: 951-827-9355
Email: thewellevents@gmail.com
Location: HUB 248
Office Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Well is UCR’s source for true health and wellbeing, providing resources in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellness. Programs range from health screenings and support groups to drug abuse education and tools that help students and staff cope with stress and depression. Your wellness is their number one priority.


The Common Ground Retreat

This leadership retreat brings students from varied backgrounds together to define points of connection and develop collective responses to issues affecting them at UCR. Students unite, create joint projects and continue to collaborate after the retreat is over.

If you have questions about The Common Ground Retreat, please contact Marcela Ramirez at 951-827-7233 or email Emilio.virata@ucr.edu

Building Our Common Ground Workshops

During Highlander Orientation, all incoming students participate in community building activities facilitated by members of the Common Ground Collective. Student facilitators serve as representatives for the Highlander Community and are active participants in workshops.

Student facilitators lead peer-to-peer discussions following the exercise, with additional support from professional staff. The student facilitator’s role during the activity and discussion is to:

  • Create positive peer-to-peer interactions for incoming students.
  • Facilitate understanding and insight into the complexities of diversity
  • Focus on the nature of building relationships and establishing community

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator next summer, please contact Marcela Ramirez at 951-237-7233 or email marcela.ramirez@ucr.edu

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