Educational Opportunity Program

African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC)

Mission Statement:

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.

Services and Programs:
  • Student support services and opportunities on campus as well as in the greater SB community
  • Network with student organizations, academic departments and faculty on campus
  • Create opportunities for involvement in Black student organizations
  • Offer space for events, meetings and gatherings.