Connecting UCR and the Community
At UC Riverside, we find strength in our diversity. We’re a minority-majority campus with dedicated programs, resources, and community partnerships that ensure all students can succeed. In fact, UCR has been nationally recognized for its work toward closing the graduation gap, and holds the distinction of being both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
That work begins even before students apply to UCR and continues beyond graduation. The Black/African American Recruitment (BAAR) team in Undergraduate Admissions partners with groups on and off campus to attract applicants from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds. Once those students are enrolled, (BAAR) partners provide them with academic, financial, and social/emotional support.
(BAAR) team members attend college fairs and counselor summits; present at middle schools, high schools, and community colleges; and host outreach events with community-based, faith-based, and student-led organizations. They also do special presentations for school and community groups. (BAAR) facilitates Umoja at UCR , an organization that supports currently enrolled and prospective transfer students.