Graduate student and post-doctoral groups that promote equity and inclusive excellence:
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is a society of UCLA undergrads, graduate students and postdoctoral students dedicated to increasing the numbers of underrepresented students in higher education and in science. This group is open to ANYONE of ANY MAJOR who shares a common concern about equal access to education, who has any interest in outreach and/or in need of opportunities in academic leadership and participation.
Underrepresented Graduate Students in Psychology (UGSP)
Underrepresented Graduate Students in Psychology (UGSP) is a group dedicated to supporting and advocating for psychology students from racial, linguistic, geographic, or socioeconomic backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in graduate education. UGSP is designed to provide valuable social support to these students whom may otherwise find it difficult to pursue their graduate studies. Through activities, mentorship, and community outreach, we hope to provide a community that encourages the potential and promise of those from underrepresented groups. By promoting and improving multicultural training in psychology, we hope to not only increase ethnic minority student recruitment, retention, and graduation but also improve intergroup relations within our department.