Mission and Vision

Students studying at CCLASS

Mission

The Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success is dedicated to welcoming, supporting, retaining and informing students as they navigate the university. It is a space for students to find community and a familia. The center contributes to the university’s commitment to campus diversity and inclusion. At its core, the center acts as an academic support space for students to thrive as scholars and unique individuals. Center practices and services are grounded in the following three objectives:

  1. Retention: Academic Support
    Implement strategies that will support retention, persistence and graduation rates for Chicanx and Latinx students. Develop and engage in best practices that promote students’ academic achievement by addressing financial barriers, academic difficulty, parental involvement, a sense of belonging, and access to faculty and staff.
  2. Empowerment
    Empower Chicanx and Latinx students to do well academically by engaging them in leadership, career, and personal development. Empower students to believe in graduation and in preparing for a better future.
  3. Access: Early Support
    Prepare new UC Davis Chicanx and Latinx students by making them aware of the academic and social support available and how to use it. Establish an immediate sense of belonging for newly enrolled Chicanx and Latinx students by connecting them to the continuing Chicanx and Latinx student community and staff and faculty. Inform Chicanx and Latinx students by creating access through strategic outreach and recruitment.

Vision

The Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success is dedicated to retaining, empowering, and graduating Chicanx and Latinx students at UC Davis. By offering and providing authentic and culturally relevant opportunities for academic and personal growth, the center seeks to support Chicanx and Latinx students as they navigate the university from first-year students to graduating seniors.