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Community Enrichment

The university is committed to playing a central role in our region to ensure a sustainable economy and provide social and cultural enrichment. UC San Diego will accomplish this by leading and sharing advanced foundational, discipline-based research and scholarship; creative expression; and the production of transformative technologies, policies, and art. 

Stuart Collection

The Stuart Collection enriches the cultural, intellectual and scholarly life of UC San Diego community by developing and maintaining a unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time.

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ArtPower at UC San Diego presents performing arts that engage, energize and transform the diverse cultural life of the university and San Diego.

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UC San Diego sponsors 23 intercollegiate sport programs, now transitioning to NCAA Division I. During its recently concluded 20-year affiliation with NCAA Division II, UC San Diego consistently ranked as one of the most successful athletic programs in the nation.

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Recreation engages students and the campus community to pursue lifelong well-being, growth and success through the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, Outback Adventures and More

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Thrive @UC San Diego offers presentations, tools and resources to help faculty and staff make wellness a priority.

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UC San Diego Library

The UC San Diego Library provides access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public.

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Extension supports a collective of public programs designed to improve the region through entrepreneurial development, research and information exchange.

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The Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment & Teaching Excellence (CREATE) was established in 1997 as UC San Diego’s entity to support local K-12 outreach and college preparation efforts, specifically for students too often underrepresented in college.

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Preuss School

Recognized by Newsweek as the top transformative high school in the nation for three years in a row, The Preuss School UC San Diego is a unique charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

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