Graduate Students

Contact the CCC to:

  • Learn more about campus diversity initiatives for graduate students.

  • Join our Cross Cultural Network for Graduate Students List-serve.

  • Answer your questions on how to form a Graduate Cultural Support Group.

  • To schedule group meetings and utilize our public rooms.

Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentor Program

The Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentor Program started in 2014. The need to improve faculty-graduate student mentorships within underrepresented groups was one key recommendation resulting from the “Diversity Dialogues with the Dean” in 2014. The GSoC Mentor Program was created to address that recommendation. Our goal is to assist in the retention of UC Davis graduate students from historically marginalized communities through social- and academic-oriented mentorship and programmatic events in order to holistically support graduate student scholars in their development and empower them to promote a more diverse graduate community.

Purpose of the GSoC Mentor Program

Based on the current UC Davis graduate student enrollment rates by race/ethnicity, graduate students of color represent less than 30% of the total graduate student population. Our purpose is to build a community among participants that will provide some opportunities to explore their academic and career choices, in advancing of professional development and learning opportunities, and other necessary skills pertinent to the graduate student community.