Multicultural Affairs and Resources
The Center for Student Life and Leadership Development encourages students, staff and faculty to participate in multicultural programming and develop multicultural awareness on campus. Student-run clubs and organizations in addition to ASCC programming events, provide opportunities for campus community members to learn about diverse cultures and identities.
Below are links to pages that highlight the campus’ commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.
African American Student Resources
- Blacademia This page connects students to a community of educators dedicated to improve the academic success of Black students.
- African American Community Service Agency This African American Community Service Agency (AACSA) is one of the only African American cultural centers in the Silicon Valley.
Latin@ Student Resources
- Latin American and Latino/a Studies is an interdisciplinary program that highlights the history, geography, and cultural traditions of Latin Americans and Latino/as.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) The SHPE Facebook page connects students to other club members of SHPE and provides information of upcoming events.
- Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) is an inclusive contemporary art space grounded in the Chican@/ Latin@ experience.
Asian and Pacific Islander Student Resources
- The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art, with hopes of exposing a diverse audience to the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
- Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco is a community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history, and culture in the United States.
- The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California strives to meet the evolving needs of the Japanese-American community by offering diverse programs, services and facilities.
- CAAM: Center for Asian American Media presents stories that convey the richness and diversity of the Asian Pacific American experience to a broad audience possible by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting various media.
Native American Student Resources
- SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. The full acronym stands for Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.
- American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. Applications are available Jan 1-May 31 each year for the following school year.
- San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild is a diverse, cross-cultural arts organization.
Undocumented and First-Generation/ Low-Income Student Resources
- DREAMers Club The DREAMers Facebook page connects students to other club members of the DREAMers club and provides information of upcoming events.
- Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program that aims to help low-income and educationally disadvantaged students succeed in education.
- Puente Project bridges students to local professionals who serve as mentors throughout their academic experience. "Like" them on Facebook to connect to a network of students and professionals dedicated to serve first-generation and low-income students.
Affordable Colleges and LGBTQ Resources
As the largest provider of LGBTQ scholarship opportunities, the Point Foundation offers a number of valuable resources for college students. Point scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, financial need, and community participation in support of LGBTQ issues. Applicants who have limited or no social support networks are given special consideration.