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Students of Color Student Life

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Students of color are students who self-identify as African American, Mexican American, Latinx, Asian, Native American, and/or a mix of the aforementioned racial identities. On a large campus like UC San Diego, some students of color may feel like “the only” in many areas of the campus such as in the classroom, residence halls, and walking across campus. For this reason, and for many others, it is urgent that students of color feel a sense of belonging no matter where they are on campus and no matter whom they interact with. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs identifies love and belonging as one of five basic needs every person requires in order to reach their full potential. Families are a source of providing this need to their student in addition to the university.

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