On-Campus Resources

Academic Resource Center (ARC): is a collaborative of offices that encourage academic success, including Learning Support Services and Educational Opportunities Program


Academic Advising: if you haven’t already, introduce yourself to your college’s Academic Adviser. Your Academic Adviser is available to assist you with educational concerns and academic planning.


Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE): The CARE program provides support, advocacy, resources and violence prevention education to the UC Santa Cruz community. We respond to the needs of students, staff, faculty and non-affiliates impacted by stalking, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault by providing free and confidential advocacy and support. CARE also works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in preventing violence and creating social justice locally and globally.


Career Center: the Career Center can help you discover your job interests and compatibilities, provide career advising, connect you with employment and internship opportunities, explain how to apply to graduate school and more.


Counseling and Psychological Services: CAPS provides individual, group, family and couples counseling. Counselors see students with a wide variety of concerns— from depression and anxiety to academic stress, as well as Psychiatric Services


Health Center: the Cowell Student Health Center provides on-campus health care


Learning Support Services (LSS): this is the place to go if you need tutoring for a class.


The Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource CenterThe Cantú Queer Center at UC Santa Cruz exists to provide an open, safe, inclusive, intercultural space, promoting education about all genders and sexualities, and empowering self-exploration of these identities. 


Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS): taking care of your body is an important part of managing stress and maintaining physical and emotional health. Check out the Wellness Center, as well as the numerous PE classes offered each quarter.


Slug Support: The UCSC Slug Support Program was created to promote early intervention with students of concern to prevent culminating problems from escalating into a crisis.  The goal of the Slug Support Program is to identify students of concern and develop an action plan focusing on retention through provision of support and resources.  


Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS): provides the extra academic and personal support for transfer, re-entry and readmitted students to benefit fully from their education at UCSC whether they are full-or part-time.


Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR): are you looking for peer support and a social connection? Get plugged into one of the numerous on-campus student organizations and clubs.


Student Health and Outreach Promotion (SHOP)SHOP supports the mission of Student Health Services by fostering healthier lifestyle choices to reduce health risk factors, improve overall wellness and maintain a productive, active and successful student body.


Transportation and Parking: see especially Disabled and Medical Parking and Disability Van Service


The Women's CenterThe UCSC Women’s Center affirms the dignity and diversity of all women. The center continues and challenges feminist traditions by creating community space for all women and their allies to achieve individual and social change. The Women’s Center provides space, staff, and resources to encourage women’s involvement in all aspects of university life and to establish and deepen connections with the Santa Cruz community and beyond.


Ethnic Resource Centers: