The UCSB Alumni
Association offers a variety of services and programs for students.
Programs include short-term emergency loans, student awards for
academic excellence, a scholarship for children or grandchildren of UCSB
alumni, a short-term medical plan designed to provide insurance between
graduation and that first job, and regional alumni chapters located
throughout the country. Academic year and full-time summer employment
opportunities are also available for students through the Alumni
ARTS AND LECTURES
and Lectures presents a lively and diverse performing arts season
of music, dance, and theater featuring internationally acclaimed
artists, writers, public lecturers, and filmmakers each year. These
events are open to the public and tickets are often discounted for
CAMPUS LEARNING ASSISTANCE SERVICES (CLAS)
Assistance Services (CLAS) offers group tutorials, drop-in help
sessions, learning skills workshops, writing labs, and tutoring services
to help students succeed in their classes. All services are free of
charge, with the exception of individualized tutoring, which is
available for a small fee.
Career advisors are available daily to meet with students about jobs,
picking a major, finding an internship and more. Career
Services provides students with many job search preparation
services, including interviewing skills, networking, and resume and
cover letter assistance. Students can also visit the Career Resource
Library to take a career assessment test which will help them identify
their interests and match them to possible majors and potential career
paths. Employers often come to campus to conduct interviews in an
environment that is convenient and comfortable for students.
Licensed psychologists and stress peer advisors provide students with
one-to-one personal and confidential support at Counseling
Services. Additionally, group sessions on different topics are
frequently offered and students can relax for awhile in the "Egg Chair,"
which has become a student-celebrated part of campus.
DISABLED STUDENTS PROGRAM (DSP)
Program (DSP) staff members assist permanently and temporarily
disabled students in their success at UC Santa Barbara. DSP serves as
the liaison regarding issues and regulations related to students with
disabilities. Students are responsible for making DSP aware of their
disabilities and providing appropriate documentation. Services provided
by DSP are all free of charge.
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (EOP)
Opportunity Program (EOP) encourages student involvement on campus
and a sense of community and empowerment among students. The program
provides academic support services, social programming, cultural
centers, and staff mentoring to students at UCSB through graduation. The
majority of participants are first generation and/or low-income
students; however, EOP is open to all UCSB students.
of Letters & Science and the College of Engineering both offer an honors
program. Honors Program students experience a smaller community
atmosphere within the larger university setting. There are many
benefits to students participating in the honors programs, including
increased contact with faculty, graduate library privileges, and
The Office of
International Students & Scholars (OISS) provides services and
programs to meet the cross-cultural and immigration needs of
international students and scholars. OISS also assists academic
departments in their efforts to bring visiting international faculty and
researchers to UCSB.
MULTICULTURAL CENTER (MCC)
Center (MCC) strives to promote a sense of belonging among students
of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual
students. The MCC also works to facilitate the retention and recruitment
of students of color and to combat institutional racism and
OFFICE OF JUDICIAL AFFAIRS (OJA)
of Judicial Affairs strives to create a safe and intellectually
challenging setting for UCSB students to live, learn, and maintain an
environment conductive to UCSB's principles of "Scholarship, Leadership,
and Citizenship." The
OJA Frequently Asked Questions Web site is a wonderful resource for
parents with concerns about judicial affairs.
OJA publishes and enforces campus regulations, administers the campus judicial
process, and educates the campus community about academic integrity and
responsible conduct. Additionally, the office serves as the main
reporting point for hate
crimes and incidents and provides students with information and
assistance regarding their rights and grievance procedures.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE (OSL)
The Office of
Student Life (OSL) provides a variety of valuable services to
students, including campus room scheduling, organizational advising and
consultation, support for first-year and transfer students, and
leadership development. OSL offers general assistance to students in
problem-solving and emergencies and gives referrals when necessary.
Additionally, OSL staff members coordinate voter registration and
oversee campus crime and safety compliance.
OFFICE OF THE OMBUDS
The Office of
the Ombuds provides confidential and informal conflict management
services to the entire UCSB community - students, staff, faculty, and
parents. The Ombuds staff assist the campus community with the informal
resolution of any University-related complaint or conflict, including
academic concerns and other problems.
ORFALEA FAMILY CHILDREN'S CENTER
Family Children's Center provides quality child care services for
students, serving children three months to seven years of age. Tuition
subsidies are available to eligible student families. The Orfalea Family
Children's Center also provides the campus community with a Family
Support and Outreach/Referral Program.
The Orientation Programs and Parent Services office
conducts new student and parent orientation each summer. New student
orientation is a valuable opportunity for students to begin the
transition to college and learn more about university policies,
processes and services. Orientation sessions are available for both freshmen and transfer students.
Attending parent orientation with your student is a great way
to learn more about all that UCSB has to offer your son or daughter.
In addition to academic, social, and cultural opportunities for your
student, you will also learn more about your role as a Gaucho Parent and
how to best support your student during the transition to college life
and throughout his or her college career.
Office maintains students' academic and enrollment records.
Additionally, GOLD (Gaucho Online Data) is housed in the Registrar's
Office. GOLD, UC Santa Barbara's Web system, is used by students to
register for classes, view schedules, check grades, receive messages
from administration, and order transcripts. If students need assistance
with academic and enrollment record issues or the GOLD Web system, they
should contact the Registrar's Office.
RESOURCE CENTER FOR SEXUAL & GENDER DIVERSITY (RCSGD)
Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD) serves the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning and
ally community and provides LGBTIQQ educational programming, social
activities, advocacy, resources, and consultation with the goal of
enhancing safety, acceptance, and quality of life in the UCSB community.
The Division of
Student Affairs provides services and programs that address the
needs of a diverse student body, promote physical and emotional
well-being, and encourage intellectual and personal development. The
division supports students in all aspects of their college career and
creates a real sense of community within UCSB and its services.
The UCSB Wellness Program is a Student Health Services
program focused on helping students to make positive, proactive choices
to balance their physical, mental, and social life. Wellness programs
are held in departments around campus and in the residence halls to
heighten student awareness of all the fun, free, and active things to do
at UCSB. Wellness programming includes rock climbing, movies, yoga,
art exhibit visits, hiking, self defense workshops, massages, and more!
Center provides advocacy, resources, and education on gender
issues through events, rape and sexual harassment education programs,
support groups, an art gallery, library, meeting rooms, and
re-entry/non-traditional student services.