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.

Dear CPO Family, welcome back! We wish you…

Dear CPO Family, welcome back! We wish you a great, successful spring quarter! www.facebook.com facebook.com

Dear CPO Family, We wish all of you the…

Dear CPO Family, We wish all of you the best during your finals and we hope you have a safe, productive, and restful spring break. facebook.com

The CPO Staff and Student Leadership…

The CPO Staff and Student Leadership thanks MEChA de UCLA and the Vietnamese Student Union for joining us for dinner this week. Two great nights at Shakey’s meeting students, staff, and alumni! www.facebook.com facebook.com

Fifty years ago this week, Jimmie Lee…

Fifty years ago this week, Jimmie Lee Jackson was murdered at the hands of the authorities for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Selma’s Black community responded with a march to Montgomery, Alabama to call for the right to vote. The … 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.