Pathways to Success for First Generation Students
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
The 2016-2017 study examines the ways first generation college Students of Color at UCLA leverage marginalized forms of cultural capital to achieve their educational and career goals. Read the 2016-17 URPI Study Report.
Invoking Agency: Talking about Racial Diversity and Campus Climate on Social Media
Fall 2015-Spring 2016
This study examined the ways undergraduate students at UCLA use social media as a platform to discuss issues of race, diversity and campus climate. Read the 2015-16 URPI Study Report.
Managing Expectations: Adjustment Experiences of First-Year International Students
Fall 2013-Spring 2014
This study focused on investigating the experiences of incoming first-year international students at UCLA, specifically, how first-year international students adjust to life at UCLA and how their interaction with peers mediates this adjustment process. Read the 2013-14 URPI Study Report.
Experiences of LGBQ Undergraduates at UCLA
Fall 2012-Spring 2013
This study explored how undergraduate LGBQ students navigate campus, how and where they found support, and how an LGBQ identity shaped their overall experiences at UCLA. Read the 2012-13 URPI Study Report.
Safety and Silence: Conversations about Race/Ethnicity Among Students of Different Backgrounds
Fall 2011-Spring 2012
A team of ten undergraduates conducted semi-structured interviews with undergraduate peers that explored the extent to which conversations between individuals of different racial/ethnic backgrounds occur, where such conversations occur, as well as the quality of these interactions. Read the 2011-12 URPI Study Report.
Fall 2009-Spring 2010
A team of six undergraduate students from academic disciplines across campus participated in the design, data collection, and analysis of a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project exploring community and sense of belonging at UCLA. Students explored the following research questions: how does exclusion influence the undergraduate experience at UCLA? How/where do students feel excluded? Why is it important for the student to be part of the space from which they feel excluded? What individual or institutional strategies/tools help undergraduates navigate what they perceive as exclusionary spaces? Read the 2009-10 URPI Study Report.