We're students,
helping our community.
The CPO is made up of student-initiated, student-run projects that work for freedom and equality in our own communities. We focus on access to college, retention in college, and community service for college students.

Applying to law school this year? Interact…

Applying to law school this year? Interact with UCLA Law Admissions staff and current students to learn how to complete an effective law school application. Join us on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6pm for our Fifth Annual Diversity Admissions … Continued

Dear students: this is your last opp…

Dear students: this is your last opportunity (vote ends on Halloween) to have an impact on the historic diversity requirement vote. Let your professors know they should vote “yes” www.facebook.com facebook.com

CPO Family, please join us at our tailgate…

CPO Family, please join us at our tailgate for the UCLA vs. Arizona game at the Rose Bowl this weekend if you plan to be there! The tailgate begins at 2:30pm and we’ll be serving FREE BBQ! Stop by! If … Continued

The CPO thanks our leadership externs for…

The CPO thanks our leadership externs for their work this week in making in-class presentations on the diversity requirement! Watch out English M105A, History 191M, MIMG 103BL, Asian American M107, Vietnamese 1A, Chicana/o Studies’ Judy Baca’s class, Ed 187, Chicana/o … Continued

The UCLA Community Programs Office serves as an umbrella department for the Student Initiated Outreach Center, Student Retention Center, and twenty five student-initiated community service projects.

The CPO strives to increase students from underserved communities' access to higher education, retention in the university, and graduation rates while also serving as a conscious effort in the community, working toward the empowerment of all people.

Helping students graduate

The Student Retention Center was the first student-run, student-initiated, student-funded retention project that is designed to assist undergraduate students with academic difficulties and cultural and social transitions.

Fitness Improvement Training through Exercise and Diet

Fitness Improvement Training through Exercise and Diet [FITTED] is a student-initiated, student- run program established in the Community Programs Office in 2010. This program is designed to raise and retain students’ consciousness of holistic health by providing free fitness and health education services to UCLA student leaders. FITTED incorporates dialogue and collaboration amongst diverse student groups to create a welcoming environment that promotes personal growth and wellness as a lifestyle. FITTED’s ultimate goal is to assist students in incorporating healthy habits into all aspects of their lives for many years to come. A healthy Bruin mind starts with a healthy Bruin body.

Managing risk while helping our communities

The Student Risk Education Committee (SREC) is an official university wide committee within the Community Programs Office in Charge of recommending and implementing best practices in student risk education during community service activities on and off campus. SREC aims to produce a culture of safety as students contribute to the community.

SREC is one of the first student initiated student run committees that focuses on student risk and liability issues. SREC has received statewide recognition for being pioneers in student safety. Currently, UCOP is working with SREC to serve as a model for other student risk education committees to be implemented UC wide.