Office of Student Life

Campus Resource Guide

Helping Students in Distress
If you are concerned about someone's well-being, or that they might harm themselves or others, refer to the Distressed Student Referral Guide.

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Campus Resources (alphabetical)

UCSB proudly offers a wide variety of resources to support students in their academic and personal growth. Listed here are some of the colleagues we refer students to most frequently. While you might not use every service during your time here, we hope that you will familiarize yourself with these resources so that you can help your friends to make the most of UCSB. For an even more comprehensive list of campus units, visit the A-Z Index. To locate staff or faculty contact information, visit the People Finder

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  • Academic Initiatives SA -
  • Admissions, including the Visitor Center SA -
  • Alcohol & Drug Program (ADP) SA -
  • Arts & Lectures -
  • Associated Students (AS) SA -
    • Bike Shop
    • Community Affairs Board (CAB)
    • Commission on Disability Equality (CODE)
    • Food Bank
    • Isla Vista Community Resource Committee (IVCRC)
    • Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)
    • Legal Resource Center
    • Pardall Center
    • See a full list AS Entities
  • Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) SA -
  • CARE Advocate Office for Sexual and Gender Based Violence and Sexual Misconduct SA -
  • Career Services SA -
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) SA -
  • Disabled Students Program (DSP) SA -
  • Dream Scholars & Undocumented Students Services SA -
  • Early Academic Outreach Program SA -
  • Early Childhood Care & Education Services SA -
  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), including the Cultural Resource Centers (CRCs) in the Student Resource Building (SRB) SA -
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships SA -
    • Money Matters Guide
  • First-Year & Graduate Student Initiatives SA -
  • Graduate Students Association (GSA) -
  • Health & Wellness Programs SA -
  • Housing & Residential Services
    • Community Housing Office (CHO)
  • Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) SA -
  • Office of Judicial Affairs (OJA) SA -
  • The Kiosk Student Handbook SA -
  • MultiCultural Center (MCC) SA -
  • Registrar SA - Responsible for maintaining all student and course academic records for the University. Maintains the academic calendar, manages student enrollment, verifies completion of degree requirements, and provides student verifications and transcripts.
  • Orientation Programs & Parent Services SA -
  • Recreation, including the Recreation Center, Intramurals, Club Sports, Adventure Programs, and more SA -
  • Storke Student Publications SA -
  • Student Affairs Grants & Development SA -
  • Student Affairs Media Interns (SAMI) SA - Watch videos created by SAMI interns for the Division of Student Affairs and its 25+ departments.
  • Student Health Service (SHS) SA -
  • Student Information Systems & Technology (SIS&T) SA -
  • Student Mental Health Coordination Services SA -
  • Office of the Ombuds -
  • UC Police Department (UCPD) -
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Margaret Klawunn SA -
  • Veterans Resource Team SA -
  • Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity Programs (WGSE), including the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD) SA -

SA: These resources are a part of the Division of Student Affairs, which includes the Office of Student Life. Did you know? "The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to anticipate, plan for, and respond to the needs of a diverse and changing student body by providing services and programs that promote physical and emotional well-being and foster intellectual and personal development. Divisional efforts to meet student needs are intended to create a supportive and challenging learning environment and a sense of community essential to advancing the University's goals of excellence in education, research and public service."