The Class & Access Resource Center grounds its purpose in the experiences of first-generation, low-income, transfer, and military-affiliated/veteran students and provides education, advocacy, support, and community-building opportunities for them. We are one of the six resource centers of the Office of Identity and Cultural Resources.
Through programmatic initiatives, resources, and services, our mission is to foster personal, social, and academic success for the student populations we serve. We provide space for students to explore social class identities with an intersectional lens and are committed to dismantling classism and class-based oppression. Through our work, we strive to increase access to and through college for students who have been historically excluded from higher education institutions.
The CARC used to be known as the Center for Diversity & Student Leadership (CDSL). After students advocated for a name that was more meaningful and representative, our new name was announced in August 2021.