Graduate Students of Color (GSoC) Mentoring Program

Program Purpose

Assists in the retention of junior scholars from historically marginalized communities in order to improve their representation in the UC Davis graduate community and, more broadly, in academia. Through faculty mentorship and other social and academic programming, the GSoC Mentoring Program holistically supports its graduate student participants as they navigate the rigors of graduate school.

Program Expectations

  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will use any preferred medium to meet at least once a month
  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will complete the GSoC Mentoring Program quarterly assessment (Google form) at the end of the winter and spring quarters
  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will strive to attend at least one program sponsored social event per quarter
  • Faculty mentors and graduate student mentees will communicate with the Graduate Student Retention Coordinator should any difficulties or challenges arise in the mentoring relationship

A 3-Part Financial Wellness Series 

April 18th, April 19th and April 25th

During the month of April, the Cross Cultural Center is partnering with the Undocumented Student Resource Center and the University Credit Union to bring a financial wellness series to ALL graduate students and faculty/staff. Undocumented graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Contact Analisa Brown at or Adriana Quintana-Lopez at with questions. RSVP HERE. You are welcome to attend all or some of the workshops. 


Program Applications

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be announced in Fall 2024

New Resource Alert: Conference and Annual Meeting Data base 

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