UC Santa Cruz is committed to offering a safe and supportive collegiate environment and dedicated to helping students achieve academic and personal success.
The following links to student support offices and organizations provide a snap shot of the resources available to our students. We also want to make sure you know about the UC Santa Cruz "See Something, Say Something, Do Something" program, as well as our participation in the national "Enough Is Enough" program. The campus is taking proactive steps to promote a safe and secure learning environment for all.
- Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
Advising and Counseling, tutorial assistance, and community building for EOP-eligible students.
- Academic Excellence Program
Workshops and advising, drop-in homework centers, and study groups for underrepresented minority students in math, science, and engineering.
- Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)
An innovative academic learning community that promotes academic progress and success for a diverse population of students by leveraging a strong support system and engaging students' full participation in a variety of skills activities.
- The Minority Biomedical Research Support Program (MBRS)
Paid summer laboratory-training program and other research projects.
- The California Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics (CAMP)
Research conferences and symposia, GRE workshops, field trips, and a paid summer research internship.
Enrollment, registration, grading policy, transcripts and other records.
On-campus and off-campus housing, UC Santa Cruz's ten residential colleges.
- ID Card Services
Bus pass, library card, gym access.
Financial Support Services
- Career Center
Student jobs, internships, careers and employment.
- Financial Aid
Scholarships, loans, work-study.
Health and Safety Services
- Counseling and Psychological Services
Consultations and workshops.
- Student Health Center
Health insurance, student health care.
- UCSC Fire Department
- UCSC Police Department
Student Development Services
- African American Resource and Cultural Center
Orientation, workshops, educational and cultural programming, achievement and recognition program, internship and mentorship programs.
- American Indian Resource Center
Addresses key issues of Native American peoples and tribal communities.
- Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center
Courses, student organizations, scholarships and internships.
- Chicano/Latino Resource Center
Cultural events, mentorship.
- Disability Resource Center
Advising; registration assistance; testing accommodations; equipment loans; reader, note-taker, and interpreter services, referrals.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
Student organizations; libraries of books, films/videos, and periodicals; events; education; information and referrals.
- Office of International Education
International scholar and student services, Education Abroad Program, Fulbright information.
- Women's Center
Workshops, cultural events, exhibits, meetings, study space.
Transfer Student Services
- Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)
Events, workshops, learning and tutorial services, advocacy.
- Transfer Preparation Program
Admissions-related services for community college transfer students.
- Smith Renaissance Society
Serves the college dreams of independent students who are current or former foster youth, runaways, juvenile offenders, orphans, or homeless youths.