UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources, & Research (CBCRR)

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Welcome to the Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research (CBCRR)

We are located in the Student Center. As you enter the Courtyard Terrace area from Starbucks just go through the double doors to your right. We are downstairs in the Courtyard Study Lounge.

Monday 9AM-7PM

Tuesday 9AM-7PM

Wednesday 9AM-7PM

Thursday 9AM-7PM

Friday 9AM-5PM

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

We invite you to visit our beautiful center, meet our staff and learn about the wonderful services and resources we provide.

University of California, Irvine
Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research
B116 Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697-5125
(949) 824-7196

The mission of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research (CBCRR) is to provide a just, safe, vibrant, inclusive, culturally supportive and socio-ecologically sustainable space for Black Students, faculty and staff—a home away from home where Black students can thrive and reach for their highest potential and discover their genius.

Our focus is on health, wellness, vitality and academic success. The Center’s vision draws its guiding inspirations from the varied and complex constellations of African/Black cultures, resources and research, which have provided and continue to provide African/Black peoples with general designs for living and patterns for interpreting their reality.

CBCRR Student Interns

NEWSLETTER LINK:  https://mailchi.mp/27b41425b76a/look-over-301213


The Boukai Family Foundation UCI Center for Black Culture, Resources, and Research (CBCRR) Opportunity Scholarship supports UCI students engaged in community service projects in conjunction with the CBCRR, and who display financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. The goal of the Boukai Family Foundation CBCRR Service Scholarship is to support UCI students who are committed to improving campus life and/or community culture through service activities.

The scholarship requires recipients to do a community service or research project, in the spirit of the Boukai Family's established tradition of "doing some good", impacting or regarding the black culture, community, research and/or resources in such a way as to participate in activities that make lives better. As part of the application, each student must submit a proposal for a project that is aimed at improving one or more of the CBCRR's pillars of success: life & vitality, health, prosperity and balance. The project must be completed during the 2019-20 academic year.

Please click 
here to find the application and eligibility requirements. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply; the deadline is Friday, March 15

Gala Scholarships

Student scholarships: https://tinyurl.com/y2xplxo9

Faculty/staff nominations: https://tinyurl.com/yyqcjruu

Auditions: https://tinyurl.com/y5uzyaju


  • Academic Advising
  • Professional Development
  • Psychological Support Services
  • Career Development
  • Talent Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Development
  • Tutorial Assistance
  • Community Outreach
  • Health, Wellness & Vitality
  • Interpersonal & Community Development
  • Community Support and Safety


Life & Vitality (Ankh)

To work individually and collectively as a
people to improve the overall quality of life
for ourselves, for our families, for our
communities and for Black folks everywhere.

Health (Seneb)

To work towards increasing the quality of
our health and healing, the quality of health
and healing of Black people, the quality of
health and healing of Black communities
and the overall health, healing and
sustainability of the ecology 

Prosperity (Uja)

To help to enrich the quality of Black
community life all over and everywhere.

Balance (Maat)

To work individually and collectively
towards what is true, just and right; to instill
harmony, reciprocity and balance in all our
relationships with ourselves, our people, our
communities and communities that share
those values.