Welcome to the Department of Chicana/o Studies!

For general inquiries please contact us at chidept@ucdavis.edu or 530-752-2421, M-Th, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m (PT).

For advising appointments, please use appointments.ucdavis.edu or contact Alma Martinez (almartinez@ucdavis.edu).

For information about our 2023-2024 course schedule, please view Major/Minor Tab for list. 


Please see below for a few resources available on campus. If you are unsure about where to go or who to ask for support, you can always talk to staff in the Department of Chicana/o Studies for an appropriate resource referral.

AB540 & Undocumented Student Center

Built on the foundation of educational equity and opportunity, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities. The Center strives to educate and build awareness of changing policies affecting California's undocumented population. We acknowledge that immigration status is one aspect of an individual’s identity that does not solely define a person or their capacity. We promote a holistic approach to recruitment and retention of students in higher education, taking into account a student’s mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

Given their immigration status, undocumented students have limited resources to fund their educational goals. We hope this website inspires students to dream without borders and empowers them to achieve their educational goals.

Aggie Compass

The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables and receive CalFresh enrollment assistance.

Their mission is to provide students with access to basic needs resources that help alleviate the chronic stress resulting from constant efforts to find and afford nutritious food, stable housing and financial assistance. Aggie Compass frees students to find a true home at UC Davis, achieve academically, get involved with the campus community and graduate.

Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE)

The UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE), a program within the UC Davis Office of the Provost, is dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence. They provide confidential advocacy, support, and healing services to survivors of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. They also facilitate prevention programming and professional training, and serve as subject matter experts with regard to victim dynamics, impact of trauma, bystander intervention, and social norm change.

Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS)

The Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS) is committed to providing academic, social, and personal support. CCLASS offer a welcoming space for you to study, receive support, and build community. We want UC Davis to be the affirming and diverse home you deserve while you grow and thrive as both a scholar and an individual. The core mission of CCLASS is to provide an academic support space where students thrive as scholars and unique individuals. Visit the center to take a break, receive help from academic specialists, access peer advising and counseling, and much more.

Women's Resources and Research Center

The WRRC's mission is to promote gender equity and social justice. We provide a place for students and the Davis community to learn about resources and to attend educational programs that focus on gender equity and social justice. This is a great place to meet friends and get involved with on-campus events and student organizations working to address sexism, cissexism, and all forms of oppression. The WRRC provides opportunities for students to take part in making UC Davis safer and more inclusive for everyone, specifically for people with marginalized gender identities, including, but not limited to: womxn, transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals.

The Cross Cultural Center

The Cross-Cultural Center (CCC) supports and advocates for the institutional goal of campus diversity. Their work fosters understanding of and appreciation for the cultures, traditions and histories reflected in the campus community, as well as social justice. The CCC sponsors multicultural arts and educational programs, symposia, workshops, seminars, lectures, exhibits and performances; develops and funds opportunities for to undergraduates and graduates to enhance their leadership potential. The CCC serves as a community center for the students, faculty and staff at UC Davis. The CCC provides a safe space for community members to explore themselves as well as learn about ethnicity/race and culture.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center

The purpose of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual Resource Center (LGBTQIA Resource Center) is to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community. The LGBTQIA Resource Center promotes education as well as space for self-exploration about all sexes, genders and sexualities and their intersections with other identities.

The Student Recruitment and Retention Center - SOL y LUNA

S.O.L. y L.U.N.A (formerly known as Yik'al Kuyum) is one of the seven student initiated and student-run programs housed within the Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC). They provide various resources/events to help increase and support the number of Chicanx and Latinx students in higher education.

Student Academic Success and Advising Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) is a large, multi-program Student Affairs department providing essential services, programs, and information for UC Davis students. Programs include: Academic support services in tutoring, retention, study skills, mathematics, science, writing/ESL , Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project, Reentry and Transfer Student Services, Veterans Affairs (VA), TRiO Scholars Program, MURALS, International Student Resources, and Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate Advising. In addition, it employs over 200 students as peer advisers, student assistants, tutors, and readers.

Student Health and Counseling Services

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or SHCS provides a wide variety of medical, mental health and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students regardless of insurance coverage. Most services are provided through scheduled appointments, however acute care (services without appointments) for acute medical and mental health needs are also available. Services are provided at two primary locations: The Student Health and Wellness Center and North Hall.

Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association

The Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association (CLAA) at UC Davis works to enhance the educational, personal and cultural development of Chicanx/Latinx students and alumni. Through charitable activities, social events, mentoring and educational opportunities, the Chicanx Latinx alumni group connects students with alumni to foster a vibrant UC Davis community.