Resource Centers

Roots Resources Opening
Grand Opening Celebration

Tuesday, October 11 at 1:00 PM in the Kirkorian Center

You are cordially invited to the grand opening celebration of the ROOTS Food Pantry and three new resource centers:

  • African American/Black
  • Latinx
  • Pride Resource Center

Any WVC student can reserve the entire space for an event, workshop or group facilitation.

African American Center

African-American/Black Center


Taijah Ortiz


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Pride Center


Bailey Hall


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Latinx Center


Stephanie Chavez


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Colorful diverse people

Center of Identity, Inclusion and Exploration


Malia Brito


9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Cultural Centers include the Pride Center, African American Center, Latinx Center, and the Center of Identity, inclusion and exploration. The centers serve as both physical spaces on campus where students-built communities, and as outlet for students run programs that explore social issues and identity. The centers are stablish to encourage students to explore, celebrate, and share their diverse cultures, traditions.

We unify individuals across identities, backgrounds and experiences. Our positive, caring, and discerning community creates a sense of belonging for students.

We inspire students to find their agency and authentic voice to express their needs. Students feel empowered to explore their passions.

We understand the complexity and beauty of the multiple intersecting identities students bring into the world. Our programs encourage students to embrace their whole self.

We believe that all students have the capacity to deepen their consciousness by building upon their unique lived experiences. Programs encourage students to bravely engage in challenging dialogues within a supportive space.

We cultivate support and advocacy for, and with, marginalized identities and communities. Programs provide opportunities for students to gain a deeper understanding of injustices and work towards social change in community.

Last Updated 9/23/22