Student Retention Center

The Campus Retention Committee (CRC) oversees the funding, evaluation, and operations of the Student Retention Center (SRC), which is a collective effort of students from historically underserved communities.

About SRC

The Student Retention Center (SRC) is the first student-initiated, student-run, and student-funded retention center in the nation. Created through student activism, the SRC is the only student center on campus directly accountable to students. The projects and services within the SRC are designed to assist undergraduate students with academic difficulties and cultural and social transitions.


The SRC houses five projects that specialize in serving specific communities that have been historically damaged by low retention and graduation rates. Each project offers Peer Counseling and Mentorship services, and some offer additional services, such as Gender & Sexuality Counseling  Wellness Programs, and Internship Programs to support students and ensure their access and eventual graduation. The SRC also houses a sixth project, the Writing Success Program, a program that helps undergraduate students improve their writing skills and process. Aside from the projects, the SRC also houses and oversees additional retention servies such as the Test Bank, the CPO Computer Lab, a nightly Study Hall, the Commuter Van Ride Service, the CPO Food Closet, and liaison office ours with representatives and counselors from campus-wide entities such as the Financial Aid Office, the Honors Program, and the Academic Advancement program.

The SRC has been instrumental in recognizing and addressing these critical issues through the Student Retention Center projects. In doing so, the SRC has been successful in increasing retention and graduate rates among students from communities with a history of low UCLA graduation rates.

There are six (6) projects in the Student Retention Center that administer services to over a thousand UCLA students. The project receives funding through successful student referendum measures approved in 1969, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2005 and 2009. The Campus Retention Committee administers funding, evaluates projects, and oversees operations for its Center.

The six projects in the SRC administer services to over a thousand UCLA students. The SRC and its projects and services receive its funding through successful student referenda measures approved in 1969, 1990, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2009. The CRC administers funding, evaluates the projects, oversees the daily operations of the SRC, and advocates to administration on issues relating to the retention of all students at UCLA.