Cultural Centers

Vision Statement

San Diego State University’s Cultural Center Consortium envisions a campus environment where historically underrepresented and underserved students thrive and experience equity in all aspects of the University’s academic and social activities.

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.

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 that educates, empowers, and advocates for women’s rights.

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