Location
Student Community Center
Hours
M-Th 10am-8pm,  F 9am-5pm
Summer Hours
M-F 10am-12pm,  1pm-4pm
Contact
(530) 752-4287
ccc@ucdavis.edu
Website

http://ccc.ucdavis.edu

Born out of student activism and political struggle, the UC Davis Cross Cultural Center provides a culturally relevant community space where student voices can be expressed and respected. The CCC cultivates critical consciousness and cultural competency by providing learning opportunities at the crossroads of the many aspects of our identities and experiences.  By embracing our cultural and intellectual heritage, the CCC supports student leadership in advancing our collective vision for community empowerment and social justice.  

The creation of the center came about after a hunger strike in 1990 by 4 students: Ahmanal Dorsey, Jose Quinones, Gopal Dayaneni, and Andrea Gaytan.  The center was one on a list of agreements the University committed to in reaction to the strike and opened in the Fall of 1992 after a two-year planning process.  A photo of the hunger strikers sits above the front desk of Cross Cultural Center to remember our origins as a community center.  On January 9, 2012, the CCC moved to the first floor of the Student Community Center.  There are often displays artwork in the front Art Lounge and hallway that is reflective of the CCC mission.  Any current undergraduate, graduate, staff, faculty, or community member may apply to submit art to be displayed in the center.  We invite you to make use of our library, Art Lounge, P.E.A.C.E. Lounge, and Conference Room. Volunteer opportunities are available.

See our Culture Days and Retreats page for more details on events.  In addition, take a look at our Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentor Program for Graduate Students who are interested in getting more involved with the CCC.  Another great way to get involved with the center is the P.E.A.C.E program.  For those more musically inclined, Danzantes Del Alma is a great opportunity to celebrate traditional dances of Mexico and contemporary dances of the Chicanx/Latinx experience.

Students of Diverse Affiliations (SoDA) is a coalition of registered student organizations on campus affiliated with the CCC.  Being a CCC affiliate means your organization will be able to get extra support from the CCC, including program advising, event planning, networking opportunities, and publicity resources.  With our support, being a CCC Affiliate will give you the extra edge to being a successful and well-organized student group on the UC Davis campus.

The CCC embraces six core values to guide our work: advocacy, cultural competency, community building, academic excellence research and education, identity exploration, and leadership development.  We also have an extensive library of reading materials by faculty and noted authors in the area of multiculturalism.  Everyone is welcome at the CCC.  For students in need of support or counseling, CAN counselor Dr. Tatum Phan is available.

The Cross Cultural Center also provides grants to individual students presenting at a recognized academic research conference, symposium, or leadership conference.  Student organizations, and campus departments that support the mission of the Cross Cultural Center are also encouraged to apply.  Grant application deadlines for the 2015-2016 academic year are:

Fall Quarter: TBA 

Winter Quarter: TBA 

Spring Quarter: TBA 

 

UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS AND CURRENT EVENT FLYERS

OCTOBER 21-23 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RETREAT

JANUARY 13-15 REACH RETREAT

JANUARY 27-29 APILR RETREAT

FEBRUARY 10-12 MIDDLE EASTERN SOUTH ASIAN SOLIDARITY RETREAT

FEBRUARY 13-17 BLACK FAMILY WEEK

FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 3 MIXED HERITAGE WEEK

APRIL 10-14 NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE DAYS

APRIL 14-15 POWWOW

APRIL 17-21 ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER CULTURE WEEK

APRIL 24-28 LA RAZA CULTURE DAYS

MAY 1-5MIDDLE EASTERN SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY WEEK

TBA DANZANTES DEL ALMA ANNUAL SHOW

MAY 20 BLACK FAMILY DAY

 


 


CURRENT STAFF

 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

  • Bruce Smail, Director
  • Koby Rodriguez, Associate Director
  • TBA, Office Coordinator
  • TBA, Program Coordinator
  • TBA, Program Coordinator
  • Kriti Garg, Program Coordinator
  • Tatum Phan, Community Adviser Network (CAN) Staff


STUDENT STAFF



ADMINISTRATIVE STUDENT COORDINATORS

  • Daven Vellido, Administrative Assistant
  • Sophia Lam, Web Design Coordinator
  • Emily Luong, Graphic Design Coordinator
  • Victoria Khau, Grant Coordinator/Administrative Assistant 
  • Kacey Huang, Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant


CULTURE DAYS STUDENT COORDINATORS



PROGRAMMING STUDENT COORDINATORS



DANZANTES DEL ALMA

  • Aurelia Montoya, Co-Student Manager (Performance)
  • Crystal Romero, Co-Student Manager (Administrative)
  • Janet Garcia , Publicity Coordinator
  • Brittany Solano, Student Instructor
  • Sara Castro-Frias, Student Instructor
  • Jazmin, Annual Show Co-Coordinator
  • Karla Ocampo, Annual Show Co-Coordinator
  • Danielle Hernandez , Wardrobe Co-Coordinator
  • Julissa Pelayo, Wardrobe Co-Coordinator
  • Joceline Gonzalez, Fundraising Coordinator
  • Isabel Blanco, Historian
  • Dahlia Sandoval, Social Coordinator
  • , Academic Coordinator
  • Ines Perez-Vargas, Graphic Design Chair 


P.E.A.C.E. TRAINERS

  • Griscel Lopez, PEACE Co-Coordinator
  • Joanna Jaroszewska, PEACE Co-Coordinator
  • Sabrina Sanchez, PEACE Trainer
  • Danielle Martinez, PEACE Trainer
  • Darcy Bostic, PEACE Trainer
  • Mathew Nasrallah, PEACE Trainer
  • Sean Guerra, PEACE Trainer
  • Silvia Marquez Alcala, PEACE Trainer
  • Jess Galicia, PEACE Trainer
  • Mariah Watson, PEACE Trainer
  • Amanda Ong, PEACE Trainer