About the UCI-OC Alliance

The mission of the UCI-OC Alliance is to advance UC Irvine as a Latino/a-thriving university through engaging and supporting Latino/a students, faculty and staff. Established in 2021, the UCI-OC Alliance supports UC Irvine as a Hispanic-thriving university. The UCI-OC Alliance serves Orange County by connecting local leaders and businesses with UC Irvine to advance Latino/a students through:

  • Mentorships
  • Scholarships
  • Internships
  • Program support
  • Corporate partnerships
  • Special events and initiatives
  • Networking opportunities

UC Irvine has more than 135 programs that support Latino/a students.

Serving Orange County, this trustee-guided, university-driven community organization is facilitated by University Advancement and Alumni Relations.

The UCI-OC Alliance advances its purpose through communication, collaboration and engagement with the university administration and support groups as well as participation in and active support of Latino/a events and programs on campus.

In 2022, in collaboration with the Latinx Resource Center and the Center for Educational Partnerships, the UCI-OC Alliance helped launch the UCI LatinX Resources Database, cataloging in one place more than 135 services, programs and resources at UC Irvine dedicated to enhancing the Latino/a student experience, including outreach efforts, academic initiatives and retention programs.

Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow

More than one half of Californians (age 24 and under) identify as Latino/a (2021). UC Irvine is staying at the forefront of this demographic shift by preparing the leaders of tomorrow. The UCI-OC Alliance connects community leaders and companies with UCI to enhance the experience of Latino/a students.

“The UCI-OC Alliance plays an integral role in advancing our intentional agenda of being a Hispanic-thriving university.”

As a founding member of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities and having held the distinction of being a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution since 2017, UC Irvine is committed to a brilliant future.