Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity

The Student Center for Reconciliation and Diversity (SCRD) holds as its primary mission to support the university’s larger mission of God-honoring diversity. SCRD designs and implements a continuum of programs and services that promote undergraduate student recruitment and retention, student leadership development, and the pursuit of academic success and graduation. SCRD’s efforts expand cultural awareness for all students, faculty, and staff in order to promote equality and model racial reconciliation and unity and an appreciation of all cultures. 

The SCRD pursues this mission by:

  1. Investing in the development of student leaders who serve as catalysts for communication and understanding among people of all racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Providing supplemental support and services for ethnic minority students.
  3. Sponsoring programs and activities that increase awareness of and appreciation for ethnic and cultural diversity.

The center also coordinates multiple scholarship programs. The Multi-Ethnic Leadership Scholarship program involves education in diversity, leadership, and discipleship with selected students who become leaders of cross-cultural understanding and racial reconciliation on campus and beyond, and the TELACU Scholarship program is offered in collaboration with The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU). The center also provides information on internship and learning opportunities offered by outside organizations for ethnic minority student populations and sponsors various campus events to promote intercultural engagement and community.

Students are welcome to stop by the SCRD office—located on Cougar Walk next to the associate dean’s office—for more information on programs, activities, and scholarships, or to just relax. To stay informed, contact us or sign up for the mailing list by submitting your name and email address to the SCRD. For an overview of additional diversity-related offices, services, and programs, see our Diversity Matters brochure. You may also use the Bias Incident Reporting tool to report nonemergency bias-related incidents only.