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Health Promotion

Health Promotion at UC Merced aims to foster a campus community that encourages positive health behaviors supportive of UC Merced students' academic success and well-being during their collegiate experience and after graduation.

Health Promotion provides free CalFresh Application assistance, anonymous HIV Testing, and wellness topics presentations. The office also has free tampons, pads, condoms, and earplugs.

Basic Needs Resource Sheet: 2019-2020_resource_flyer.pdf

Women's Programs

Women's Programs is within the Office of Student Life and is an academic year program that provides the opportunity to cultivate the leadership and community of those who identify as womxn. Their goals include: creating communities, providing opportunities to gain additional leadership skills and develop intentional support structures.

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LGBTQ+ Initiatives

LGBTQ+ Initiatives, within the Office of Student Life, aims to affirm the unique lives, identities and intersectionalities of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Intersex, Pansexual, Omnisexual, same gender loving people and ally students, faculty and staff.

The Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center stands to commit to social justice, education, coalition building, and collective healing. They aim to be a space in which historically and continually marginalized students of color, which include their intersectional identities as womxn, income-insecure, LGBTQ+, non-binary, gender non-conforming, differently abled-bodied, international, immigrant, non-traditional students, etc. can feel safe expressing themselves, their lived experiences,  and knowledge without being the target of oppression.

Graduate Cultural Resource Center

The Graduate Cultural Resource Center seeks to provide a safer space for students of color, across intersectional identities, to revitalize through solidarity, community-building, and healing, as well as place for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical nourishment through a student-run book bank, social justice programming, intersectional and anti-oppression advocacy. The center aims to support the wellbeing of students of color, and hopes to grow in the future, providing job opportunities for graduate students who will run the resource center. The GCRC strives to support political organizing and student activism, and maintains a mutually supportive relationship with its student users, as they work together in pursuit of a more diverse, inclusive, just, and equitable society.

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