Academic Resources for Students

Academic Advising

Provides information about academic advisors in your undergraduate college and advice on choosing a major/minor, planning what classes to take, and helping to find opportunities that will enrich your university experience.

Academic Enrichment Program (AEP)

Programs designed to broaden your educational experience and encourage your pursuit of an advanced degree.

Career Center

Provide students with the quality training and tools necessary to find meaningful life work.

Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) 

A learning center at UC San Diego that provides most of the free tutoring on campus in a collaborative, supportive environment.

Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service (SPACES)

A fully funded, student run space that is focused on access and retention work through the University of California San Diego.

Study Abroad Office

Provides programs and locations, making sure credits you take abroad will fit into your UC San Diego academic requirements, assists with exploring financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and preparing for the challenges of adapting to living overseas

Teaching & Learning Commons

Works with units throughout UC San Diego to engage with students in their academic and co-curricular pursuits to support them in achieving their undergraduate, graduate, and career goals.

UCSD Undergraduate Scholarships

Provides information about how scholarships can help cover your undergraduate education costs

College Prep and Admissions Resources

American Indian College Fund Native Pathways Magazine

This culturally relevant guide was developed to empower Native students to prepare, plan and successfully take the first steps of their higher education journey – with their identity firmly in hand. Helping students navigate school choice, applications, finances, and their first year at school, it includes contributions from Native graduates, professionals, and artists.

UC's guide to personal insight questions

Community Resources

Graduate Student Resources

Native American Associations and Conferences

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies.

The AISES National conference has become the premier event for American Indian Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students and professionals attracting over 2,000 attendees from across the country.

American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL)

The mission of AIBL is to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.

Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) provides educational programs and support to American Indian and Alaskan Native students to encourage them to pursue careers in health professions or biomedical research. AAIP also works to improve the public health, in Indian Country, through various programs and numerous partnerships with tribal governments, federal agencies, national organizations, and tribal health centers.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA)

NANAINA is a committed group of persons from every corner of the country, dedicated to the health and well-being of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

National Indian Child Care Association (NICCA)

The National Indian Child Care Association is a representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the 268 Tribal CCDF grantees that represent Tribal communities across the nation. Tribal child care and early childhood programs work hard to provide our children, families, and communities with high-quality child care services all across Indian Country.

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

The National Indian Education Association advances comprehensive, culture-based educational opportunities for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE)

NINLHE is an alliance of higher education professionals committed to building strong Native communities by affecting meaningful change in higher education policies and practices that support and improve the educational experiences and success of Native students.

National Native American Bar Association (NNABA)

NNABA shares many of the same goals of diversity and increased understanding of Native American communities’ unique cultural and legal issues with minority bar associations. However, most of NNABA's lawyers are both U.S. citizens and citizens of their respective Tribal nations. NNABA members, therefore, also share the communal responsibility, either directly or indirectly, of protecting the governmental sovereignty of the more than 560 independent Native American Tribal governments in the United States.

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) is an interdisciplinary, international membership-based organization, comprised of scholars working in the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies, broadly defined.

Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)

NAJA serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Native American Student Organizations

Native American Student Alliance

The Native American Student Alliance (NASA) at UC San Diego is a Native American student organization focusing on Native American communities, cultures, and issues. We facilitate the education surrounding Native issues at UCSD, while maintaining a community and a safe space for Native students on campus. Additionally we strive to build relations with Native communities in San Diego, California and nationwide. During Fall Quarter 2019, the general body meetings will take place every even week (week 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Intertribal Resource Center. 

NASA at UC San Diego


American Indian Graduate Student Association

The American Indian Graduate Student Association was created to promote academic and professional success among American Indian graduate students and to promote community. Our organization seeks to provide a support network for American Indian graduate students throughout their academic career.  We are committed to increasing the representation and retention of  American Indian students in graduate school.  

Contact AIGSA


Association of Native American Medical Students

The Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS) at UC San Diego is a Native American student organization focusing on the health of Native American communities. ANAMS strives to increase the number of Native American medical and graduate health professions students and provides support and a resource network for all Native Americans enrolled in medical school or in the allied health professions: Dentistry, Veterinary, Optometry, Podiatry, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

Contact ANAMS

 ANAMS Graphic

Other Campus Community Centers

Black Resource Center

858-534-0471 | |
Facebook - Twitter

Established in 2013, the Black resource Center (BRC) is a Campus Community Center which serves the entire population of UC San Diego while emphasizing the Black experience. Birthed through strong advocacy of students, alumni and other supporters, the BRC seeks to provide support services and foster community for current undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the student services, the center is positioned as a resource for alumni, faculty, staff and the community at-large.

Cross-Cultural Center

858-534-9689 | |

The Cross-Cultural Center is committed to supporting the needs of UCSD’s campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for everyone. Our vision at the Cross-Cultural Center is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for campus as a whole. As part of the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers, we value differences and building relationships at all levels of the university and experience community and diversity through broad lens.

LGBT Resource Center

858-822-3493 | |
FacebookInstagramTumblr - Twitter

The LGBT Resource Center at UCSD is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics. It develops student leadership, builds workplace equity, promotes academic research, and provides resources. The Center challenges existing definitions of variant genders and sexualities by engaging in community building on- and off-campus. This Center sustains and develops visibility, sense of community, and knowledge of diverse queer people. (Adopted October 7, 2001)

Raza Resource Centro

858-822-0072 | |

The Raza Resource Centro exists because of a strong student, staff, and faculty activist movement aimed at establishing a more inclusive campus. The Raza Resource Centro team is committed to our student’s success and we work collectively to meet the needs of our students. The Centro is a lively space where students study, meet, write, get tutoring, and most importantly are in community. It is a space where Latina/o Chicana/o organizations hold meetings, events and where cultura, arte, and academics interconnect.

Women’s Center

858-822-0074 | |

The UCSD Women's Center is a space in which people work collaboratively to foster the educational, professional, and personal development of diverse groups of women. The Center provides education and support to all members of UCSD regarding gender issues, with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community.

Since opening in 1996, the UCSD Women's Center has served as a safe space and home environment for people of diverse backgrounds offering support, information and resources on gender and family issues.


Tribes of San Diego County

Tribes in San Diego County

Barona Band of Mission Indians

Campo Kumeyaay Nation

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe

Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians

Jamul Indian Village, A Kumeyaay Nation

La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

La Posta Band of Mission Indians

Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeño Indians

Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians

Pala Band of Mission Indians

Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

San Pasqual Band of Digueño Mission Indians of California

Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Indians

Undergraduate Resources