UCR's first African American graduates, Mr. Roy Overstreet (class of 1958) and Ms. Zelma Ballard (class of 1959), celebrate with Chancellor Timothy P. White and participating graduates. The alumni were guests of honor at the 2011 Black Graduation.


We are here to support, advance and inspire our students of African descent. We strive to ignite our students’ academic, cultural and social development by providing opportunities to grow as role models, leaders, professionals and scholars.

Celebrating 40 years of ASP! It is a point of pride that UC Riverside is a standout college choice for Black students, and their success doesn’t stop at enrollment. Our students have a reputation of graduating at rates higher than any other group on campus. Plus, in the years between matriculation and graduation, they make remarkable contributions to our campus and surrounding community. African Student Programs and its efforts are a big part of that magnetic draw, remarkable retention and huge positive impact.

Since 1972, we have been a distinct example of excellence on this, the most diverse of the University of California campuses, and we want you to be a part ofthat exciting legacy.

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