• The vision of the Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) is to empower UCSD to recognize, challenge, and take proactive approaches to diversity for the campus and the San Diego community

  • We strive for meaningful dialogues and context across all cultures, particularly those of underrepresented or underprivileged backgrounds

  • We support student organizations, staff associations, and faculty teaching and research

  • We welcome creative venues for enhancing social consciousness and equity

  • Students are engaged via lectures, programs, workshops, volunteer opportunities, internships, and the arts

Welcome to the Cross-Cultural Center

A Unit of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Cross-Cultural Center 2014-2015 Annual report is now available.

2014-2015 Annual Report

The Cross-Cultural Center's textbook "Nexus: Complicating Community" is available for purchase.

Purchase Nexus: Complicating Community and Centering the Self: A 20 Year Retrospective of a College-Based Community Center

The Cross-Cultural Center magazine, Common Ground, is now available online.

CROSSings Common Ground 15-16

Our History

In the mid-1990s, the shrinking numbers of students from under-represented groups and a national climate increasingly hostile to people of color strained race relations on campus. A coalition of student of color organizations and other concerned students, staff, and faculty began to insist more forcefully on the need for a Cross-Cultural Center. After town meetings and demonstrations, a task force/Chancellor steering committee was formed.

The CCC was born from student & community movements. Our continued success is directly grounded in the hard work and dedication of these and future generations (Excerpts from Dr. Jorge Mariscal).

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Opening Hours 

Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm

Summer Hours 

Monday - Friday: 9am - 4pm


Phone: (858) 534-9689
Fax: (858) 822-0173
E-mail: cccenter@ucsd.edu

Mailing Address
9500 Gilman Drive #0053
La Jolla, California 92093-0053

We are located on the second floor of Price Center East. Look for the giant "CCC"!

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