Your Social Justice Interests

Social justice isn’t just a concept, it’s your passion. Be a changemaker, and be the difference. Find Connections to expand your cultural awareness.

BIPOC Spaces, On Campus and Beyond

A space designed by and for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to access emotional and physical support by way of BIPOC community spaces and resources in Yolo County. Join a group of BIPOC identified peers to explore on campus and off-campus spaces in Davis and Woodland. The spaces can be outdoor activities, nature walks, outdoor movie watching, and much more! The concept of the group is that BIPOC should feel safe in any space we visit and as a group we protect and care for one another while we navigate spaces as BIPOC identified people.

  • Day & Time: Mondays (1:10-2:00pm)
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus. Classroom location will be provided before the first meeting
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Registration for BIPOC Spaces is now closed. 


Black Innovators + Entrepreneurs

Black Innovators, stand up! Find your circle.

We will support you in taking it to the next level at UC Davis and beyond in this Connection. The UC Davis Student Startup Center has resources for you to:

  • Build Something New
  • Create Your Own Job
  • Advance Your Community
  • While Flexing on 'em

Discover your strengths and how to use them to maximize your success. We have world-class speakers, partners who will help awaken your inner innovator and excite you to do more. 

Take your next steps as a successful entrepreneur. 

  • Day & Time: Wednesdays (1:10-2:00pm) 
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus in 1122 Bainer Hall
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Registration for Black Innovators + Entrepreneurs is now closed.


Building Global Skills for a Connected World

Are you interested in learning more about culture – the way it shapes us and how to better navigate differences in a global world? In this Connection we will explore what we mean by culture and how to grow yourself and your intercultural skills. Each Connection meeting we will discuss concepts from global and intercultural learning along with your own experiences and perspectives so that you make connections with fellow students, learn about yourself, and discover ways to be successful in the diverse campus and world we live in.

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays (10:00-10:50am)
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus. Classroom location will be provided before the first meeting
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Registration for Building Global Skills is now closed.


EOP Transfer Love

This FYAC is a unique opportunity for incoming EOP transfer students entering UC Davis for fall quarter. We will be focusing on the transfer experience transition from community college to UC Davis. We will cover various campus resources, community building, cultural mismatch theory and tips for success for first-gen and low-income students. This is a great first step for EOP transfer students toward creating a supportive circle of friends, mentors, and allies.

  • Day & Time: Wednesdays (1:10-2:00pm) 
  • Format: This is a hybrid Connection with a mix of both in-person/on-campus and virtual meetings. Classroom location and zoom link will be provided before the first meeting. 
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is not for credit and exclusive to EOP transfer students. Registration for EOP Transfer Love is now closed.


Everything Changed when the Aggie Airbenders United: An Avatar-inspired Adventure of Self-Discovery and Growth

Yip yip! Join us on an adventure through the Avatar universe as we explore hope, self-development, community, love, and purpose. As Aang and the rest of the Avatar team struggle to understand who they are, we too will dive into discovering values to live by and identities we hold. How do you face your fear and turn it into motivation? How do you bend to the truth and reality of life so that it doesn’t bend you? The world feels divided as the four nations in Avatar once were, but we have the power to make the best of our circumstances and live with purpose and for others. Building a more unified world starts with you.

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays (4:10-5:00pm) 
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus. Classroom location will be provided before the first meeting
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is not for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Registration for Aggie Airbenders United is now closed.


Finding your passion and purpose: leadership to create change

Many students express that they want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. When thinking about how you can create change, do you often ask yourself: What can I do, I am only one person? Many of us feel that the problems we face are too big to tackle or wonder if our individual actions can really make a difference. This Connection will help you begin shaping your passion and purpose by 1) demystifying what it means to be a leader, 2) exploring your identity, strengths, and unique talents, 3) understanding different pathways for service and community engagement, and 4) creating an Aggie Action Plan! Come ready to engage and have fun as we help ignite the change maker within!

  • Day & Time: Tuesdays (5:10-6:00pm)
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus (1310 The Grove)
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is not for credit and exclusive to freshman students only. Registration for Finding Your Passion & Purpose is now closed.


Who Are You?: Exploring Identity and Diversity

In this Connection, you will have the opportunity to explore your own identity and those of your peers. We will reflect on how your various intersecting identities influence your experience, both looking at UC Davis and society more broadly. We will discuss gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, (dis)ability, privilege, and many other topics relating to identity. We will also discuss the value of diversity in higher education and in the workplace. This will be an active and engaging space including lectures, group discussions, and activities.

  • Day & Time: Mondays (2:10-4:00pm)
  • Format: This Connection will be hosted in-person, on-campus. Classroom location will be provided before the first meeting
  • Registration (closed): This Connection is for credit and open to all new students (first-year freshman, transfer, and international students). Registration for this Connection is now closed.