Office of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs University of California, Irvine

About Us:

The Louis Stokes California Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP-CAMP) in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is a statewide initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of CAMP is to strengthen the quality and quantity of underrepresented students receiving baccalaureate degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of California (UC). CAMP offers extensive resources and unique opportunities for students to excel in their respective fields of study. The CAMP program began at UC Irvine in 1991; currently, nine UC campuses participate in the program.


CAMP at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) provides support throughout the students' undergraduate years and the critical transition points along the STEM education pipeline. 

The CAMP program at UCI is divided into three components:

• Preparation for university life
• Academic excellence during college
• Careers after graduation


Preparation for University

The three-week CAMP Summer Science Academy (CSSA) is a residential program that prepares incoming freshmen for the transition from high school to UCI. The three-week program emphasizes the development of critical thinking and concentrates on courses that are critical for the student's career. To learn more about this program click here.

Academic Excellence During College

CAMP's approach to student retention is centered on building a learning community based on academic excellence. Faculty, university administrators, staff, alumni, and graduate students cooperate in the alliance. CAMP offers a wide variety of programs and services to help students achieve their academic goals.

Careers After Graduation

CAMP encourages students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. To aid students in this process, CAMP offers seminars on graduate application techniques, workshops, and strategies. To find out more about CAMP's career program click here.