Cultural Centers

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Cultural Centers is to support student success through a framework that addresses equity, justice, and inclusion. Centers facilitate the learning and growth of traditionally underserved students through programs and events that educate the campus; facilitation of intergroup dialogues to address pressing issues; and advocacy with campus stakeholders to create an institutional climate that supports the students we serve.

Welcome Receptions

We invite SDSU students, faculty, and staff to participate in community-specific welcome receptions during Welcome Week. Connect with other students, faculty, and staff while learning about resources on campus.

apida welcome flyer

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Community
Date: Thursday, August 27th
Time: 12:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 94402765614

agape welcome flyer

Agape Community
Date: Thursday, August 27th
Time: 12:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 89238399672
Password: 471112

black welcome flyer

Black Resource Center
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Zoom Link:

cross cultural welcome flyer

Center for Intercultural Relations
Date: Tuesday, August 25th 
Time: 5:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 97458855446

jewish welcome flyer

Jewish Community
Date: Wednesday August 26th
Time: 5:00 PM
Zoom Meeting Id: 96552056159
Password: 2020

Latinx welcome flyer

Latinx Community
Date: Wednesday, August 26th
Time: 11:00 AM
Zoom Meeting ID: 97863173471

lgbtqia welcome flyer

LGBTQIA+ Community
Date: Wednesday, Aug 26th
Time: 12:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 96050876275

native american welcome flyer

Native American Community
Date: Friday, August 28th
Time: 1:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 99165272386

project rebound welcome flyer

Project Rebound
Date: Monday Aug 24th
Time: 2:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 2585466983

undocumented welcome flyer

Undocumented Resource Center
Date: Tuesday, Aug 25th
Time: 12:00: PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 92958842366

womxn welcome flyer

Womxn Community
Date: Monday, August 24th
Time: 12:00 PM



The center strives to promote Black Excellence and to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students, staff, and faculty of the African diaspora can congregate, collaborate, and cultivate a unified community.

The center engages, supports and promotes the cultural, social, academic, and leadership development of students, faculty, and staff committed to the sovereign identity and progress of Indigenous communities.

The center creates, sustains, and strengthens an open, inclusive, safe, and affirming gathering space and campus environment for persons of all sexual and gender identities and their allies. 

The center researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the appreciation of cultural diversity and fosters intercultural and cross-cultural understanding.

The SDSU APIDA Center facilitates the academic and personal success of APIDA-identified students by providing relevant and accessible programming, resources, and services

The center cultivates a student-centered and welcoming environment for Latinx identifying students. The LRC encourages students of a Latinx background to embrace their culture through events, celebrations, programs, and services while connecting with other students, faculty, staff, and the community.


The center strives to provide a vibrant, brave, and inclusive space for women and all people who face gender-based oppression. Through an intersectional feminist lens, the WRC offers leadership opportunities, educational and healing events that address gender justice, and community building programs.

The center promotes restorative justice, reduces recidivism, and empowers individuals transitioning out of prison through higher education.