The Cross-Cultural Center Records document the founding and development of the center, student groups and activism, events
and outreach, publications, and reports.
In the 1990s, UC San Diego saw a decrease in the number of students of color and other minority groups on campus. Students,
faculty, and staff began to raise awareness about racial tensions and called for the establishment of a community center to
serve the needs of underrepresented students. Several proposals for centers were submitted; including a 1990 proposal for
the creation of a Latino center by UCSD's Chicano Concilio, a coalition of campus Chicano groups. Another proposal was submitted
by the Student Affirmative Action Committee early in 1993. By the Summer of 1993, the Cross Cultural Center Coalition was
created to represent a wide range of student and staff organizations, as well as several faculty members.
3.2 Linear feet
(8 archives boxes, 7 oversize folders, 1 map case folder)
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Records containing protected information are restricted for 75 years from the date of creation. Redacted versions are provided
where possible. See the University Archivist for more information.