#identity

Your Personal Identity

You are uniquely you, but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Community Matters. Find yours here. These Connections celebrate personal identities and communities.

  • Introverts Unite (Quietly)!

    Are you the one who hates raising your hand in class, even when you know the answer? Do you prefer a few deep friendships over hanging with anyone and everyone? Does your ideal Friday night involve the words “Netflix” and “jammies”? Maybe you’ve always been encouraged to “put yourself out there,” or “stop being so shy.” If this sounds like you, then join your fellow introverts to learn about what it really means to be a “quiet one” in a world that chatters 24/7. You’ll learn about your brain’s physiology, the personality characteristics common to introverts, and how to hack your brain during those times when you need to act like an extrovert. Then, we’ll dive into strategies for getting the most out of your college experience while staying true to who you are.

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays (5:15-6:15); 121 Olson
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  • #FirstGenProud: Exploring Identity Through the Arts & Media

    Navigating college for the first time can be a bit nerve racking, especially if you’re the first in your family to attend college! Join this Connection for support in navigating this uncharted territory together with other first-generation college students and a professional staff member, who is also first-gen. In this FYAC we will explore issues related to the first-generation student experience through the theme of art and media. Each week we’ll focus on different forms of creative expression, including movies, art, poetry, novels/short stories, and digital/social media.

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (2:10pm -3:00pm); Meyer Hall 1330
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  • Women's Wellness

    This connection is intended to be a space for individuals who identify as women to focus on self-care and wellness during their transition to the University. Weekly we will engage in different activities that support various aspects of wellness and explore ways to stay balanced during the transition to UC Davis.

    • Time and location: Wednesdays (10-10:50am); Kemper 1003
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  • We Write Wednesday

    We Write Wednesday (WWW) is a social justice focused creative writing connection designed to encourage EOP students to write spoken poetry, prose and short stories to bring awareness to social issues on campus and in our community. WWW meets the first 6 Wednesdays of the fall quarter. The last connection we will host an Open Mic to showcase our work.

    Open to EOP students only

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (12-12:50 PM);  Sequoia 1st floor study
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  • Black Students in White Coats

    Are you feeling discouraged in pursuing medicine as a student of color? Join Health Professions Advising as we welcome current black medical students to share their individual journeys into medicine. Each week, we will bring in one black medical student that will share advice and strategies on how to navigate this path. You will have time to ask lots of questions, so come and get connected!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Mondays (6-7pm); Health Professions Advising Center-Room 119 (1090 Orchard Road)
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  • Don't be THAT Transfer Student

    Don’t Be THAT Transfer Student is intended for new transfer students who know what it means to be successful and don't want to be tripped up in their transition to UC Davis. This course is for students who want to maximize their time while at UC Davis, develop success strategies to achieve educational and career goals, and avoid being THAT transfer student who spends valuable time letting life happen to them instead of owning their education and future. Through lecture, discussion and group activities, students will develop skills to help ease the transition to UC Davis. The class will emphasize holistic approach to achieving academic success. Class objectives include teaching personal responsibility and college expectations, academic success skills, campus resources and the importance of developing a social network.

    Open to transfer students only.

    • Time and Location: Wednesday (10:00-11:50AM); 121 Olson
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. To join, add this course in ScheduleBuilder during your registration time using CRN: 40777

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  • LGBTQIA+ in Science and Math

    This connection provides a supportive space to meet fellow LGBTQIA+ students interested in STEM, share our experiences, and start building a network of peers and resources to succeed in STEM. We will meet weekly to engage in activities and discussion that support various aspects of self-care and wellness for budding LGBTQIA+ science enthusiasts, and we will work together to develop strategies to be active and successful members of the scientific community. 

    • Time and Location: Mondays (4:10-5pm); 121 Olson
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  • Center for African Diaspora Student Success Seminar

    This course blends retention data in higher education with academic strategies to assist first-year African diaspora students in the transition to UC Davis. The course will explore campus culture at a predominantly white research university, racial identity development, academic readiness and skill assessment, and personal responsibility and accountability. In addition, students will learn about campus resources for career and major decision making, internship opportunities, research programs, and leadership development.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Wednesdays (10:00-11:50 AM); Center for African Diaspora Student Success (270 South Silo)
    • Register: This Connection is for credit. For more information and to obtain the CRN, please contact cfadss@ucdavis.edu.

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  • LGBTQIA+

    This Connection is coming together of its own free will, an intentional community, and a family to celebrate and share our lived experiences as college students who identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual community.

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Thursdays (4:10-5:00 PM); Segundo Game Room
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  • Horsin' Around

    Calling all horse enthusiasts! Join us to learn about the ways you can become involved in the Aggie equine community! Highlights will include tours of campus horse facilities, learning about internship and career opportunities with horses, gaining insights into veterinary research, and meeting faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds, experiences and jobs with horses!

    Open to all new students

    • Time and Location: Tuesdays (2-3 PM); First meeting will take place in 114 South Hall then move to different locations around campus
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