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CSI EDI and Anti-Racism Programs and Resources

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are embedded in our core values through the advising, programming, and community engagement that we offer. There are many ways to deepen our understanding about oppression and injustice. Education about social justice is a form of self-empowerment. Here are some of the opportunities we offer to students to educate themselves, be in community, and find ways to take action.

Education & Training

ART of Inclusive Communication

These workshops provide opportunities for students to learn about themselves, perspectives of others, and to gain the skills needed to put the Principles of Community into action. This interactive training allows students from a variety of backgrounds to discuss and practice communication and conflict resolution skills in a supportive and structured environment. This program is in partnership with the National Conflict Resolution Center and is generously funded by Elaine Gallinson.

Equity-Minded Leadership Seminar

This 8-session series is designed to facilitate students’ competencies on social justice and equity-minded leadership. Students explore concepts of Power, Privilege, and Oppression, Identity, and Equity by participating in interactive activities and discussions and applying skills and knowledge into real-life scenarios and contemporary issues. 


This yearlong leadership program provides students with a series of workshops to develop their communication and leadership skills. In collaboration with campus partners, a variety of EDI related leadership topics are offered each quarter, including topics on identity, social justice, equity-mindedness, allyship, student activism, and current events.  

Sorority & Fraternity Educational and Prevention Training

SFL mandatory training includes topics of bystander intervention, hazing, sexual violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, and equity, diversity and inclusion topics. A year-long comprehensive training curriculum includes training for new members, chapter officers, risk management chairs, recruitment chairs, and new member educators. 

Sorority & Fraternity Life Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Workshops

Sorority and Fraternity Life Peer Ambassadors develop and facilitate workshops on a variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion topics within chapter meetings for all 2,500 students involved in Sorority & Fraternity Life each quarter. 

Virtual Workshop Series 

Join CSI advisors and campus partners for a series of workshops aimed at helping student organization members develop leadership skills and strategies for enhancing the success of their organization.

Student Organizations & Advising

Student Organizations

Find your place among hundreds of student organizations at UC San Diego, and get professional advising services for your student organization. Join an existing student organization or create and register a new student organization.

Virtual Student Organization Advising 

Your student organization advisor is here to help! Advisors support student organization registration, event planning, issues management, student leadership challenges, and principal member training.  Our advisors are available by email and via Zoom by appointment. 

Community Building

Dialogue Program

Facilitated by Dialogue Ambassadors, Dialogue circles foster open supportive spaces for UC San Diego students to engage in dialogue on a variety of topics that can bring out divergent perspectives and opinions. Topics include: building community, mattering and marginality, free speech, food security, immigration, political identities, interfaith dialogues, and social justice. 

Triton Community Leadership Institute 

The Triton Community Leadership Institute (TCLI) is a yearlong leadership and mentorship program for a cohort of incoming first year students, the majority of which are first generation college students. This program includes interactive sessions on leadership, communication, diversity, and social justice. Following the summer institute, workshops, peer mentoring, and resources are offered to provide the TCLI on-going support. 

Community Engagement

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks are national or international service and learning trips that use education of social justice issues combined with quality direct service to have a lasting impact on students and the communities in which they work. Participants receive ongoing social justice and social issues education. 

Community Health Project

The Community Health Project (CHP) is a long-term, non-academic credit bearing service opportunity for students interested in social justice and health. Students work in local non-profits on non-clinical community-based health initiatives. Participants receive ongoing social justice and social issues education. 


The EducationCorps Program encourages UC San Diego students to get involved in their community by sharing their time and skills with youth. The program aims to improve education equity in San Diego by supporting learning, promoting a college going culture, and improving attitudes towards school at underserved K-12 schools in our local community. Participants receive ongoing social justice and social issues education.

Justice Corps

Students assist self-represented litigants with paperwork related to family law and civil matters. All work is overseen by an attorney or trained supervisor in the courthouses of San Diego. Participants receive ongoing social justice and social issues education. 

MLK Parade and Day of Service

Join UC San Diego's Chancellor, students, staff, faculty, and alumni as we march in the annual San Diego Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, participate in a day of service, and to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Student Positions

Paid Student Positions

The Center for Student Involvement offers multiple paid student opportunities, which serve as critical roles to running our program and services. Each student employed within our unit receives extensive training and paraprofessional development that includes topics on equity, diversity, and inclusion.


In addition to the programs and services that we offer, we have included a few initial resources to empower you, in your own way, to learn, take action, support community building, and care for yourself and others during this time. 

How to learn more and take action

How to be in community

How to have conversations about race

How to contact political representatives

How to register to vote

How to pick a cause/charity

How to care for yourself and prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing