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Campus services and resources are yours; don't hesitate to use them. Not sure which to contact? Just start with your best guess and they'll refer you elsewhere if needed.




UCSC Slug Mentor Network

The Slug Mentor program enhances the student experience by linking them one-on-one with a peer mentor. Students are paired with someone invested in their success – a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges, and recognize opportunities. Students can become mentors or find mentors on their website!

Disability Resource Center (DRC)

Serving about 1,500 students a year, the DRC provides a variety of accommodations and services to currently enrolled UCSC students to support them in making the most of their educational experience. Please do not hesitate to check them out and ask how their services might be helpful to you!

Go to the Accommodate portal to affiliate with the DRC, schedule appointments, manage your accommodations, request and receive Accommodation Letters.

Check out this Navigating the DRC podcast!

Learning Support Services (LSS)

LSS provides course-specific academic support services for all UCSC undergraduates to catch up and/or get ahead. Get help writing or editing a paper, putting together a PowerPoint presentation, and more! No out-of-pocket cost to use LSS' services. 

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)

Located in the Academic Resources Center (ARC), near the Music Center Recital Hall, EOP provides academic and personal support programs to foster academic success of first-generation college students and students from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Undocumented Student Services (USS) Part of the EOP office, USS provides guidance and support to undergraduate and graduate undocumented students at UC Santa Cruz. 

First Generation Initiative Supporting students who are the first in their immediate family to work toward obtaining a four-year degree

Professional Development & Career Success

UCSC Career Success Office 

  • Resume/cover letter help, student employment FAQs, how to avoid job fraud, career videos on demand, career coaching, and more!
  • Drop-in career coaching and career advising. 
  • Handshake – the platform UCSC uses to connect students and alumni with campus and off-campus job search and career coaching resources!

Professional Development For Arts Division Students 

Learn about the Arts Division's Office of Student Opportunity, Success, and Equity:

SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity (SOMeCA): – Located in the Academic Resources Center (ARC), SOMeCA supports campus-wide student organizations in the areas of Academic, Cultural, Environmental, Greek Letter, Performing & Visual Arts (dance, theater, game design, etc.), Political, Professional, Religious, and more!

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI):

Student Resource Centers:
Offering social and academic support, most resource centers are located at the Bay Tree Bookstore building, 3rd floor (unless otherwise noted below):


Student Health Services
Located across from College 9 and John R. Lewis College, the Student Health Center provides quality health care focused on the particular needs of students. All registered students have access to the Student Health Center regardless of their insurance plan.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS provides UCSC students with a wide range of mental health and wellness services as well as preventative outreach and consultation services to the UCSC community. Counseling services are available for any registered UCSC student and are confidential. There is no out-of-pocket fee for CAPS services, and you don't need UC SHIP or CruzCare to be seen at CAPS.

Crisis intervention & suicide prevention 24 hour hotline: (831) 459-2628 

  —This phone number can also be called for non-crisis questions and services. 

  • Student Health Outreach and Promotion (SHOP)
    • See their website for Events and resources around Alcohol/Drugs, Sexual Health, Health/Wellness, Students In Recovery, Wellness Coaching.
  • Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE)
    • CARE advocates provide nonjudgmental support and resources for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking.
  • Sexual Violence Prevention and Response resources:
    • The Title IX Office protects all campus affiliates by providing assistance in resolving complaints of sex and gender-based discrimination. This includes undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral students, staff, faculty, and anyone else affiliated with UC Santa Cruz.  


Emergency Information Resources

CruzAlert Campus Emergency Alert Registration

  • It is HIGHLY recommended that everyone sign up for the CruzAlert Emergency Notification System:
  • CruzAlert is used to quickly communicate important information including campus closures due to emergency situations or strikes. Alerts may be sent via cell phone, text message, landline phone and/or email.

UCSC Police Department: 831-459-2231, ext. 1;
For emergencies, call 911.

Fire updates (if it’s smoky on campus):

Reporting and Conflict Resolution Resources

GET HELP: – A comprehensive guide for the campus community regarding the following: sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence/stalking, race/ethnicity discrimination/harassment, disability discrimination or harassment, whistleblower complaints, suicide prevention, and crime reporting. Depending on which topic is selected from a dropdown menu, relevant resources and contacts are listed.

Report Hate/Bias at UCSC:

If you experience or observe an incident of hate or bias, please report it. 

  • Title IX Office – Report Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence – If you experience or observe an incident of sexual harassment or sexual violence, please report it to the UCSC Title IX Office. You can also visit the Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) office for support and advice.
  • Student Grievance Policy – Describes procedures and resources applicable in student grievances regarding the conduct of the University, its employees, or others.
  • Conflict Resolution Office – provides consultation, mediation and training.

List of phone numbers for many of the above offices:


See below ARTS-FOCUSED Internship, Award, Scholarship and Grant Opportunities


Last updated 1-31-23

ARTS-FOCUSED Internship, Award and Grant Opportunities (arts-focused)

ARTS-FOCUSED Professional Development & Career Success

UCSC Career Success Office 

Resume/cover letter help, student employment FAQs, how to avoid job fraud, career videos on demand, career coaching, and more!

College Student Grants and Scholarships (most opportunities based on college affiliation)

All UCSC Students (eligibility specified below)