Our Programs

You Are Supported

Let us support you. Protect your GPA with our African Student Programs Mentor Program, make lifelong friends in our Pan-African Theme Halland find that perfect foot-in-the-door internship with our help. Boost your bank account with job opportunities from our job board, use our computer lab for your next big assignment and find guidance applying for scholarships and grants. We are here to advance, support and inspire you. Come see how we can do just that.

Programs - Black History Month

Black History Month Events

Join us in honoring our past, caring for ourselves and nurturing our community. Month-long events include Black Queens Week, Black Writers Week Series, wellness activities, performances and more! View our month-long events.

Programs - Black Queens Week

2nd Annual Black Queens Week

Join us in celebrating “Past and Present Black Girl Magic”! Includes food, dancing, hair/skin tutorials, health discussions, networking, outreach and more! Then be sure to check out Black Girl Magic on the HUB display wall.

View full list of events.

February 10-16, 2018
Times and locations vary

Use the Black Queens Week Snapchat Geotag all week long!

Programs - Black Graduation

Black Graduation

UCR’s Black Graduation honors and recognizes the accomplishments of our scholars. It’s an opportunity for students to personalize this milestone in their academic career. The event is free and open to all – seating is limited.

The 2018 UCR Black Graduation Ceremony

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 2pm (PDT)
Where: UCR Student Recreation Center
When: Doors open at 12:30pm
Free parking: Lot 24
Sorry, guests may not bring helium balloons into the Student Recreation Center.

Directions from the 60 Freeway
Exit on University Avenue and turn east. Curve left on Canyon Crest Drive. Park in Lot 24; it will be on your right.

Academic Award Ceremony

Our students are achievers. We honor their success. Each year African Student Programs recognizes a select group of students at our annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the spring. We present awards to outstanding students from all classes as a way of celebrating their academic achievement for the year. Join the ranks of those honored at our Academic Awards Ceremony.

Here’s how:

  • Make the Dean’s List at least once between the end of spring quarter and the end of winter quarter. In order to make the Dean’s List, a scholar must achieve a 3.4 GPA or higher for one quarter, taking 12 units or more and receiving a letter grade of “B” or better for all courses taken.
  • Earn a “Top 10” spot by having one of the 10 highest cumulative GPAs among students of African descent in your respective class by the end of winter quarter.
  • African Student Programs also pays tribute to students who have received other awards, honors and fellowships, and/or have attained membership in elite organizations, at the Academic Awards Ceremony.

Dorothy Vaughan Computer Lab

The Dorothy Vaughan Computer Lab is available for all of your technological and printing needs. The Computer Lab Features:

  • Four desktop computers
  • Useful applications including Microsoft Office
  • A printer
  • An Ethernet connection for fast streaming

Location and Hours

The Dorothy Vaughan Computer Lab is located inside our center in Costo Hall and is open during regular center hours.

Computer Use Priorities

  • Academic work
  • Student organization work

Please be courteous. If someone needs to quickly edit an essay, please let them use your computer. Thanks!

African Student Programs Peer Mentorship Program

In your college journey, you don’t have to go it alone. Sign up for the African Student Programs Peer Mentorship Program and get paired with a peer mentor who will help connect you with academic resources, student organizations, educational opportunities, events, and "real world" advice as you navigate your college and career path. Learn more about African Student Programs Peer Mentorship Program.

Pan-African Theme Hall (PATH)

PATH is the Pan-African Theme Hall within UCR’s Pentland Hills residence hall. PATH welcomes all students with goals of expanding the student consciousness of Pan-African culture. Living on PATH allows you to connect with fellow creative, intelligent scholars sharing similar academic and social goals, and whom you will want to know for years to come. Learn more about living in PATH.

Scholarships and Internships

There are lots of ways to finance your academic journey and expand your skill set along the way. We can help you find key scholarships and real-word experience opportunities that will help you reach your goals. Start your search here.