The Strategic Chicanx Latinx Retention Initiative will support Chicanx and Latinx student success at UC Davis by implementing the following priorities:
1. Implement strategies that will support retention, persistence and graduation rates for Chicanx and Latinx students. Develop and engage in best practices that promote students' academic achievement by addressing financial barriers, academic difficulty, parental involvement, sense of belonging and the training of faculty and staff.
2. Empower Chicanx and Latinx students to do well academically by engaging them in leadership, career and personal development. Empower students to believe in graduation and in preparing for a better future.
3. Prepare new UC Davis Chicanx and Latinx students by making them aware of the academic and social support available and how to use it. Establish an immediate sense of belonging for newly enrolled Chicanx and Latinx students by connecting them to the Chicanx and Latinx student community and staff and faculty. Inform Chicanx and Latinx students by creating access through strategic outreach and recruitment.
Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success
The Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success is dedicated to welcoming, supporting, retaining and informing students as they navigate the university. It is a space for students to find community and a familia. The center contributes to the university’s commitment to campus diversity and inclusion. At its core, the center acts as an academic support space for students to thrive as scholars and unique individuals.