Student Perspectives


Student Perspectives


To gather reflections to tell the story of the current feelings students have of UCSD's campus climate, submissions were solicited through campus flyers, direct communication with student community centers and residential life of each of the colleges, and through collaborations with faculty.

Items in the Student Perspectives Collection

My UCSD Experience
This submission contains two pictures that analogously and figuratively describe my experiences of being on campus, representing both the light and dark events I have seen and participate in. In addition to the pictures, I further explain my…

Asian American Struggle at UCSD
The motivation of this piece is to bring awareness to the racism that still exists on UCSD's campus.

We are UCSD
This is a brief poem about my view of the UCSD campus climate, followed by a short reflection of the campus climate.

The hands represent the community of UCSD and the impressions I have of UCSD...
There are hands reaching out in a friendly, welcoming way; there are closed fists; there are hands pointing at me, to exert pressure or to accuse.
The hands are full of…

10 Weeks Down
Assigned by my CAT class to show how we perceive the UCSD climate; I chose to create a collage of a selection of my own instagram posts, starting from when I first arrived on campus through late November.

CAT 1/Solomon-Reading Response 5
The photograph is of Library Walk from Geisel Library with students walking to and from the library. To me, this shows how diverse our campus is and despite our racial and ethnic differences, as well as our opinions on these topics, we can still…

Hip Hop & Urban Dance @UCSD
This comic book is a letter to all the people that have had trouble moving their cars or felt awkward walking through a space that was filled with dancers during a dance rehearsal. It is also a visual note of the state that this community of students…

Election Night
This work depicts the protests which erupted the night of the election shortly after it became evident that Donald Trump would be our next president.

UCSD Community
The readings on discrimination I have read in my Culture Art and Technology course.

An Interpretation of Ethnic Unity at the University of California, San Diego
This artwork is inspired by Angela Kong's Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD, which addresses the segregation of the Asian American student population here on campus. An adaptation of UCSD's pie chart documenting the 2015 undergraduate class based…

UCSD Today is Different
Politics are a touchy subject, and this was probably the most controversial election in a long time. While I think UCSD students are fairly civil to each other, it's amazing what might be lurking in their minds.

Campus Circle
A circle of many different colors to represent the campus climate at UCSD. The strokes are arranged in a pattern reminiscent of a flower.

A Bouquet of Diversity
These past few months I have been living in a campus that is blooming with life and excitement. I am surrounded by so many different students of a multitude of cultures and nationalities. UCSD has given me the opportunity to interact with numerous…

CAT 1 Reading Response 5 Drawing
The multiple colors of the building and people are supposed to represent how everyone here is different in terms of identity, beliefs, etc. but UCSD does not belong to any single belief or identity, it is a mix of the identities and beliefs of…

Life at UCSD
Reading from Angela Kong's "Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD"

The world around me
Night, day and nature, they all represent not only this campus but they shop what is important for me to find here everyday.
the two flags on opposite sides represent what I feel being half american and half European.
the word "Peace" has an…

Attending UCSD as an Asian Student
I wrote and drew about how how felt since I came into college.

Campus racial climate
A paper for my CAT class.

Cultural Divide
It seems that people only hang out with others who are the same race and there isn't any intermixing or support amongst different races. The different races only care for their own race, which leads to disunity throughout the campus. I think all the…

Us vs. Them?
In light of the 2016 presidential election, there has been many chalk graffiti messages of acceptance and encouragement all across the UCSD school campus. This election season has brought to light, many subtle divisions that have been growing within…

My Campus Climate (Reading Response 5)
The picture on the front page is a picture of my home group with whom I feel have gotten very close with. That picture from the day one of the senior brothers had his baptism and this picture was taken to celebrate and remember. This picture also…

Notice the Little Things
This picture represents how to understand a problem we must analyze the small details that exist and understand why a problem exists eventually leading over to a solution.

Campus climate
The image I took was the library walk at UCSD. The reason I took this image to represent the campus climate is because the library walk is always full with people and it is interesting just by looking at the people pass by. San Diego is a diverse…

Reading Response #5
This photograph expresses my experience of the campus climate.

Eyes of the world
I read the article, Kong, Angela. "Ch 4. Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD. 2014", and thought that making this college will be a great connection with the article.

Reading Response Five
It showed my experiences in UCSD.

Beneath the Surface
The drawing tries to portray how the people of UCSD possess a multitude of qualities and differences that one generally can not see on the surface. Having only been at UCSD for 9 weeks, I have come to realize that a lot of people here, including me,…

Your Place
This photograph/collage depicts the diversity challenges one must overcome coming to UCSD. The campus itself promises that one will feel at home and find their rightful place on campus but does it actually accomplish what it promises? Is everyone…

The Vibe at UC San Diego
Completing a reading response paper for my CAT class, I realized that UC San Diego has had a different feeling on me rather than what other Asian Americans or minority races have felt.

reading response five
After reading Kong's dissertation, I wrote this paper and shared my views to add to her paper. There is also a reflection about her essay. As an international student, I want to share my point of view. By the way, it is part of my homework for my…

Campus Climate
This was an assignment for our CAT 1 class in which we read a text b Angela Kong and had to analyze UCSD's campus climate.

The Asian American Experience
This was a writing response to a reading for a class.

Life at UCSD
My motivation was to show how diverse and accepting I have found UCSD culture to be in my time here.

Reflection about the racist events in campus
To discuss the role of Asian American in these series of racist events.

I created this artwork because everyone prejudges their peers before getting to know them. It is unavoidable. But by getting to know one another, we can expand our perspective. We become less ignorant about things we do not understand. This is key…

My perception of the Campus Climate at UCSD
This is an assignment I am doing for my CAT 1 class and it is about my view of UCSD. The task is to create a visual representation of what I think the campus climate is like.

Sometimes Calm Is Too Calm
Reaction to Kong, Angela. “Ch 4.” Re-Examining Diversity Policy at UCSD. 2014.

UCSD Social Climate
Class Assignment

for those, like API's who aren't recognized as a minority and still looking to belong in an environment where stereotyping and racism is strongly present

Digital comic, 6 pages

wild beauty
I want to capture a kind of beauty that is sluggishly wild and when I found the painting, I just can't take my eyes off it.

My primary motivation was UCSD encounters with racism.

We Exist
The artwork reflects recent events as they affect the campus (the election, chalkings). Multiple students of different colors and individual struggles stand on library walk reaching out to each other in solidarity. A closed door to the library…

UCSD Family
This is a collage of photos taken at my residence hall and in the Sixth college res hall quad. The collage is centered around a chalking someone in my building did during "Chalk the Block" that says "708 means family". There are various other…

The VIS Student's Guide to Napping on Campus
Living off-campus, my experience with the university has changed outside of attending classes. As I spend most of my leisure time outside of the school boundaries, napping has become my primary activity on-campus. As such, I created a diary - of…

Reading Response 5- Prof. Solomon
The artwork describes a coming together of different communities and people

CAT Reading Response 5
The picture is supposed to represent my interpretation of campus climate (as well as the climate of most of the country at the moment).

The Smart Asian
A response to Angela Kong's Re-examination of Diversity Policy at UCSD about how stereotypes shape the experiences of minority groups.


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