Educational Opportunity Program

African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC)

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The African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC) educates, promotes, and encourages the interaction and dialogue among the diverse ethnic groups within the African diasporic communities of UCSB and to promote cross cultural learning and interaction amongst all ethnic groups. The AdCRC is an environment for students, staff, faculty and community members to develop an understanding of and appreciation for their African diasporic cultural identities. AdCRC staff strives to create and maintain a welcoming atmosphere for all to acquire knowledge in relation to the diversity of cultures within the African diaspora.

The AdCRC strives to assist in the holistic development of students of the African diaspora by focusing on several areas: academic excellence, cultural awareness, leadership development, social involvement, and proactive civic engagement. As a result of successfully developing our students in each of the aforementioned areas, the AdCRC, in turn, aids in the overall retention and graduation rates of our Black students at UCSB.

The development of the AdCRC is also an affirmation of UCSB’s commitment, on behalf of the Educational Opportunity Program, to recognize the importance of maintaining cultural community.

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Affiliated Organizations:

Black Pioneers Renaissance Organization
Black Student Union
Pan-African Student Union
Black Quare
Black Graduation
African diasporic Cultural Resource Center Mentors
Afrikan Black Coalition Conference
Black Business Association
National Society of Black Engineers

    For more information about student organizations, visit the Office of Student Life.