Fall Quarter Services

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Academic Advising

Academic advisors from the four colleges offer drop in academic advising sessions and also schedule appointments with students. The advisors offer holistic advising and connect our students to relevant and needed resources on campus.

CAN Counseling

Roxana Reyes, CAN Counselor, will be available to see students. She offers mental health and wellness resources. In collaboration with Student Health and Counseling Services, Roxana brings a wealth of experience in providing students with comfort and support.

Adelante Mujeres

This group is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment to explore personal experiences on campus, gain emotional support, promote self-care, and enhance community among Chicana/Latina students. This six-week session is free and students must agree to attend all six sessions to help ensure a rich group experience for themselves and other participants. Participants must schedule a consultation with the facilitator (Roxana Reyes, LMFT) prior to the start date.

In Lak’ech (Mujeres/Women's Support Group)

In Lak’ech is a Chicana/Latina Women’s Therapy group. The goal of In Lak’ech is to decolonize the therapeutic encounter. By identifying and creating culturally appropriate methods and practices of healing, we free ourselves from Euro-Centric assumptions and prescriptions for our lives. Abandoning Western ideas of therapy groups, and apoyando our gente the way we know how, con dichos, cuentos, chistes, chisme y comida. If interested students must contact Roxana Reyes, LMFT or Adriana Torres, LMFT.

TLACELEL (Men's Support Group)

TLACELEL is our Chicano and Latino Men's Support group. We meet informally to chat with each other and form a network of support. Together we re-define what it means to be a men at UC Davis and explore where we stand in higher education.

Chicanx and Latinx Bienvenida

This event, sponsored by the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, kicks off the annual events for the Chicanx and Latinx community. Taking place every fall, Bienvenida welcomes new students to our familia by providing them with information about resources, organizations and networking that can help their journey at UC Davis.

Chicanx and Latinx Leadership Retreat

The Chicanx and Latinx Retreat, more commonly known as “ChiLat Retreat,” is an empowerment retreat organized and facilitated by Sol y Luna, the student-run ChiLat component of the Student Recruitment and Retention Center. The leadership retreat promotes the exploration of the sociopolitical issues at UC Davis that may affect members of the Chicanx and Latinx community. This retreat is meant to provide holistic support for first years, transfers and reentry students. It is oriented toward nurturing students’ emotional and cultural well-being by creating a space where students can bravely speak out.

Casa Seminar: First Year Aggie Connections

In collaboration with Chicana/o Studies, we offer a Casa FYAC for first year students living in Thompson Hall, Casa Cuauhtémoc. The seminar focuses on providing students with academic and personal transitional support. The seminar connects students with faculty and staff on campus.

Co-Class WLD 991 for Workload 57

A writing co-class is offered to support students with writing and to provide additional support to complete WLD 57 course successfully. Students taking WLD 57 take this co-class in CCLASS with a trained writing specialist.

Latte with a Librarian

In collaboration with Shields Library, El Centro will host two professional librarians who are ready to help you navigate databases and find empirical research studies for your research papers and projects. Come get support and enjoy some good coffee at El Centro!

Pan Dulce with Writing Specialist Support

In collaboration with the Student Academic Success Center, CCLASS offers academic support in writing. Once a week, a writing specialist hosts drop-in hours for students to come by for writing support in their essays and class assignments. We offer pan dulce and coffee during this time.

Math and Physics Specialist Support

In collaboration with the Student Academic Success Center, CCLASS offers academic support in math and physics twice a week. A math and physics specialist hosts two hour sessions each time they visit.

STEM Pláticas

Pláticas is an initiative dedicated to connecting our students with STEM faculty. The purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to network and develop professional relationships with their professors. By inviting our STEM faculty to El Centro, our students will have advocates in fields of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and medicine who can support them as they navigate their courses and learn about their academic and research disciplines.  Our invited faculty will provide drop-in office hours to see students. The platicas will focus on providing students with reassurance and encouragement to pursue and excel in STEM field careers. Platicas are opportunities to chat about career trajectories, steps to becoming a professional STEM educator, practitioner and/or researcher, and a safe and confidence-building environment to simply check in with faculty about how their coursework is going and what our faculty may do to help.

Meet and Greets

In collaboration with Undergraduate Admissions, El Centro hosts regional meets and greets for Chicanx and Latinx UC Davis students. Each meet and greet connects new students with continuing students from the same region (e.g., Salinas, Ventura, Imperial Valley) and provides them an opportunity to meet El Centro staff and each other. Meets and greets are designed to create community and a sense of belonging on campus for new students. Students are provided with dinner and interact with each other to learn about life at UC Davis and academic expectations.