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Sierra Program

In 2015, the Sierra Program at UCI celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Sierra Program was founded by a diverse group of students, staff and faculty at the University of California, Irvine in 1974. The inspiration for the Sierra Program emerged from summer conferences in 1973 and 1974, which had brought UC Irvine theorists and researchers with very original ideas on what institutions of society can do to promote an enhanced sense of equity and justice and make education more meaningful and transformative for learners.”

The strength of the Sierra Program lies in the strength of our community. 

If you are a UCI Sierra alum, you know how powerful it is to have a safe space to explore issues of diversity, identity, and ethics during formative college years. Through the Sierra program, we’ve made lifelong friends, learned to value our differences, promote understanding, and some of us even met our spouses! No matter what year you were in Sierra, our community is united across the years by the values and experiences we share.

We believe in the life changing impact of the Sierra Program. In 2016, dedicated alums donated funds to establish an endowed fund that supports and elevates Sierra at UCI. Income from this fund provides resources to augment the Sierra experience, by supporting the expansion of current Sierra programs such as SIMSOC, off-campus study breaks, mentorship activities, class/audio visual materials and class speakers. In this way, current and future UCI students will not only continue to be exposed to the same unique opportunities that Sierra offers, but programs will be further enriched allowing for greater impact.

Stay Connected

We hope you will join us in supporting the Sierra Program legacy through a donation this Giving Day to the Sierra Program Support Endowed Fund. Y
our support will provide resources designed to augment the Sierra experience through the continued growth and enhancement of Sierra programs. 

We also invite you to continue to stay in touch with current Sierra Program happenings on our website.

Sierra Program Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 1
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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