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Graduate Students

Graduate Students at UC San Diego utilizes the Black Resource Center for many reasons including office hours, meeting space, and socializing. If you are a graduate student and interested in reserving space in the Black Resource Center see our room reservations page.

New to Campus?

The Black Resource Center hosts a Black Graduate and Professional Student Welcome Mixer at the beginning of the academic year to give you an opportunity to network with other graduate students across campus.  This is a great opportunity to build community at the beginning of your academic career at UC San Diego.  Be sure to register for our e-newsletter so that you can stay up to date with our programs and events!

Black Graduate Experience Living Learning Community (BGELLC)

The Black Graduate Experience Living Learning Community (BGELLC) is located in Nuevo East in grad housing.  The purpose of the BGELLC is to be an optional, residential community designed to affirm and celebrate Black scholarly excellence and Black culture in its various expressions. Community and collectivism undergirds the goals of the BGELLC which are to,

  1. Address issues of concern to Black graduate students living in campus-provided housing by providing an inclusive space for all eligible graduate students that emphasizes community and social justice
  2. Foster graduate scholarship, excellence, and achievement through meaningful programming that promotes pro-Black connections and celebration, shared personal and scholarly experiences, and life-long relationships

The BGELLC is a community where Black graduate students feel welcomed, affirmed, and celebrated. The ongoing development of the BGELLC is a collaborative effort between Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA), Black Resource Center (BRC), the Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA), and Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH).

Campus partners connected to the BGELLC: 

BGELLC does not does not consider race, color, national origin, or any other protected status as part of the application and selection process. When applying, please include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting Black scholarly excellence and Black culture. 


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For more information, please visit HDH Graduate & Family Housing.



Get Involved with BGPSA

The Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (BGPSA) is a group specifically for you to get connected and network with other Black Graduate and Professional students across a variety of disciplines at UC San Diego. Visit their website using the button below!

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