Office of Black Student Affairs (OBSA)
The Office of Black Student Affairs invests in the success of students of African descent by providing a range of cultural, academic, social and community engagement opportunities. Our services include identity-based workshops, a first year peer mentoring program, an annual conference, heritage month programming, Black Graduation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, an arts and activism series, professional and career workshops, and various collaborative partnerships with 7C colleges, departments and organizations. We work to empower students through four ACCESS areas: Advocacy, Collaboration and Community, Education, and Student Success. Advocacy: Leading the charge for the inclusion of students of African descent across the seven colleges through advising and empowering students to advocate for themselves on campus and in classrooms. Collaboration and Community: Partnering to provide a range of social, cultural, academic and arts engagement programming to ensure students have opportunities to connect with each other, community members and alumni. Education: Facilitating educational opportunities for students of African descent surrounding their intersecting identities, current events and burgeoning research as well as educating campus communities about ways to support and include students of African descent. Student Success: Creating leadership, mentorship, learning and career development opportunities on behalf of students of African descent in order to positively impact persistence and retention.
Office of Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA)
The Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center provides various academic, social and cultural support services. These include a New Student Retreat, the Sponsor Program, the César Chávez Commemoration Program, Latino Heritage Month, Dia de la Familia, community lunches, academic advising, graduate school and career development sessions. The mission of the Center is to assist Chicano/Latino students in achieving academic success. This is accomplished by offering academic support services that complement existing resources at the Colleges. Events that foster personal growth and multicultural awareness such as Dia de los Muertos are also provided throughout the year.
Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS)
The Center for Asian Pacific American Students seeks to enrich and develop social, intellectual and personal growth in our students by providing Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) resources as well as a welcoming, supportive environment. The Center serves as an advocate for the APIDA community and promotes an educational dialogue that embraces the unique experiences of ethnic communities.
Queer Resource Center (QRC)
Whether you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, omnisexual, pansexual, or as an ally, the QRC has something to offer you! Our space houses a great collection of over 2,000 LGBTQIA-related books and movies, which can be checked out for free and used as textbooks for classes or research material for papers. The QRC’s student associates work hard every semester to hold a number of fantastic programs in addition to co-sponsoring many other events with various organizations.