Each year, first-year students participate in OLÉ! Weekend and attend this session to learn more about USD's Core Value of Community. Students engage in discussion and dialogue about the impact of their actions and their role as a community member at USD.

Breather Series

The Breather Series offers students a chance to take a "breather" and participate in self-care activities. This program focuses on wellness, allows for a fun way to create and enhance community and make new friendships and connections. This is a great way to then engage those students and get them connected to the UFMC and the university's diversity, equity and inclusion work. Self-care activities have included painting, tie-dying, slime-making, meditation, sunset watching, etc.

Collective Conversations

Collective Conversations invites folks to engage in dialogue around a different social justice-themed topic every month and encourages participants to share their lived experiences, listen to others, educate and be educated and foster inter-community solidarity. The Collective Conversations series aims to help students examine one's intersectional positionality more fully and to engage in fruitful, thoughtful dialogue within our university community.

Collective Education

Collective Education is an intersectional educational effort of The Commons (Black Student Resource Commons, LGBTQIA+ & Allies Commons, United Front Multicultural Commons, Women’s Commons) through our social media. Each space of The Commons addresses the various themes as it pertains to their specific community/respective commons using an intersectional lens. Some of the topics include immigration, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and voting inequities.


DiversiTea is a monthly dialogue series that brings students, faculty and staff together to discuss current events, sociopolitical issues and pop culture. The event will include storytelling, discussion, lunch and tea. This is a space for intentional dialogue; all levels of prior knowledge are welcome. Given the COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted this programs to a podcast, which can be listened to our Instagram @usdufmc or YouTube @TheUFMC. Some our previous dialogue subjects have included: Empowered Womxn, Wellness in Community, Accessibility at USD, The Effects of Colonizer Food on Native People, Street Vending. 

Diversity Banquet

This year-end celebration honors the accomplishments of graduating students, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions to USD and the UFMC. Selected graduates will also be honored with C.L.A.S.S. Awards for their contributions to the development of leadership, academics, social justice and service on campus. Last year, we distribuated a digital publication for our C.L.A.S.S. Award Recipients of 2020.

C.L.A.S.S. Awards Descriptions Submit 2021 C.L.A.S.S. Award Nominations


The UFMC Formal is an annual spring dance for all USD students in which we come together to enjoy good company, great food and dance the night away.

Identity-Specific Mixers and Socials

Identity-specific mixers and socials brings together various students organizations, campus partners and students to create community building opportunities through games, conversations, and food. We will see you at our next mixer and social!

Language Matters

Language Matters helps all USD first-year students think about how their daily actions and language are connected to sociocultural beliefs, histories and systems. This program challenges everyone to think before speaking. It seeks to inspire conversations between our community members in and outside the classroom and create open dialogue with students, faculty and staff about how we can use our words to transform how we understand and relate to each other.

Multicultural Night

This annual event brings together the different talents, traditions and cultures in the USD community. Everyone is invited to attend and see the talented performances from various students and organizations. Previous performances include singing and spoken word as well as traditional and contemporary dances from the Philippines, Mexico, Hawai'i, Spain and India. "It is through the arts, the sharing of our traditions without any stigmas or stereotypes, that the beauty of unique heritages and cultural distinctness can be most easily transmitted and appreciated."


The UFMC works with university departments, students, community organizations and local schools to connect youth to the University of San Diego and build relationships. Our efforts seek to enhance the recruitment of underrepresented groups and create a more diverse and inclusive community.

Pop Up Events

The UFMC organizes pop up events to bring awareness to cultural holidays and other social justice issues. These events are meant to be around campus (outside of the UFMC space) and do outreach within the USD community. In the past, we have had pop up events to celebrate Lunar New Year, Holi Festival, Empanada Day and Boba Day.

Safe Space Allies

The Safe Space Allies Network enhances the ability of students, staff, administrators and faculty to demonstrate proactively and personally the University's core values of community, inclusion and respect for all - regardless of sexual orientation or other identity. Grounded in Catholic Social Thought, the University's mission affirms that all human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. View more information.