8 Ways to Get Involved

September 27, 2018

At UC Davis there are so many ways for students to have fun, expand their horizons, meet other students and find their place in the Aggie family—everything from academic enrichment to recreation to community service and much more! Here are eight ways you can get involved at UC Davis:

The Practice of Freedom

September 25, 2018

"There is no such thing as a neutral educational process. Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate the integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity to it, or it becomes ‘the practice of freedom,’ the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with the reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.” — Richard Shaull (1919-2002)

Nurturing the Dream

September 25, 2018

Nurturing the Dream celebrates the Student Community Center — a tangible symbol of goals set, struggles fought and dreams realized — and draws attention to the beautiful and tranquil natural setting of its north entrance.

The individual ceramic tiles reflect the multiple cultures, intersecting identities, and rich diversity of all those welcomed in the center. They also represent the various paths, goals, causes and struggles of the students: academic, social, personal and political.

The Unfinished Dream

September 25, 2018

In June 1990, UC Davis Art in Public Places issued a call to artists for a mural competition to "portray UC Davis' transition to a campus of true diversity, reflecting the richness of its many cultures and supporting its growing underrepresented populations."

Kim Anno and Miranda Bergman were selected by a committee of students, staff and faculty to paint the mural, which they titled The Unfinished Dream.

A message from the Interim Vice Chancellor regarding the California wildfires

September 25, 2018

Dear UC Davis students,

As you know, California is currently facing its largest wildfires in state history—wildfires that have undoubtedly affected members of our campus community. It is my sincere hope that you and all of your loved ones are safe. Whether these fires have affected you directly or indirectly, events like this cause a tremendous amount of stress. I want you to know that the campus has support services for you.

Strategic Native American Retention Initiative

September 24, 2018

The Strategic Native American Retention Initiative is a multifaceted academic success program at UC Davis focused on increasing the retention, persistence and graduation rates of Native American students, in a culturally appropriate way. The goal is building connection and strengthening community, and programming is focused on academic success and resiliency. The initiative will:

Strategic Chicanx and Latinx Retention Initiative

September 24, 2018

The Strategic Chicanx Latinx Retention Initiative will support Chicanx and Latinx student success at UC Davis by implementing the following priorities:

1. Implement strategies that will support retention, persistence and graduation rates for Chicanx and Latinx students. Develop and engage in best practices that promote students' academic achievement by addressing financial barriers, academic difficulty, parental involvement, sense of belonging and the training of faculty and staff.

White House Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans

September 24, 2018

April 6, 2016

Link to live stream of the summit.



Agenda About the White House Summit

The summit will offer a unique opportunity to engage in dialogue and identify actions that will support African American students in attaining educational success. Students, faculty, higher education leaders, community members and White House representatives will address meaningful topics, ranging from financial aid, to student retention, to access.

Strategic African American Retention Initiative

September 24, 2018

Student Affairs is proud to lead the Strategic African American Retention Initiative at UC Davis, which is focused on enhancing the outreach, recruitment and retention efforts for African and African American students at UC Davis.

In pursuit of increasing and enhancing the presence of African and African American undergraduate students at on campus, UC Davis is taking a three-fold approach: