Explore Student Affairs


  • Academic Initiatives provides undergraduate student with scholarly, research opportunities and internships in a wide range of academic disciplines, emphasizing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Gene Lucas Undergraduate Research Fund supports research by first-generation college students in the STEM fields.

  • Campus Learning Assistance Services offers intensive services, including tutoring in all subject areas, exam preparation and review sessions, and assistance with writing papers. More than 50% of students go to CLAS to improve their academic achievement. Gifts help CLAS extend its hours, employ student and professional staff, and maintain tutoring for the broadest ranges of classes possible.

  • Career Services assist students in selecting their majors, choosing careers, and securing jobs. Gifts help Career Services to advise students regarding majors and careers, hold career fairs, offer internships, and bring recruiters to campus.

  • Counseling & Psychological Services provides campus emergency response protocols, a 24-hour helpline, and group and individual sessions with students to help them manage stress, adjust to life away from home, and deal with issues such as anxiety and depression. Gifts support student peers and student mental health interns, help fund suicide prevention campaigns, and allow for placement of mental health professionals in satellite offices across campus and in the community of Isla Vista.

  •  Disabled Students Program ensures equal access and adequate support for students with physical and learning disabilities as well as students living with serious illness. Gifts help fund readers, note takers, sign language interpreters, exam accommodations, scholarships, advising, and access to adaptive technology equipment.

  • Educational Opportunity Program offers academic, social, and cultural support for low-income and first-generation college students. Gifts fund student scholarships to the Summer Transitional Enrichment Program; stipends for EOP students to serve as peer counselors; academic advising and personal counseling; and American Indian, African American, Chican@/Latin@, and Asian American cultural services.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships make college education possible and more affordable for high-achieving students from low and moderate- income families. Scholarships are critical for student success as fees rise and family incomes shrink. We want our students to graduate with less debt!

  • Health & Wellness works with students, staff, faculty, parents, and community members to create and maintain healthier learning environments for all students.

  • MultiCultural Center engages students in programming aimed at social justice, racial equality, and appreciation of cultures. Gifts fund the Race Matters Series, assist the MCC in maintaining its facilities (theater, in-house kitchen, lounge, and art gallery), and help to employ student staff.

  • Recreation supports students' health and well-being while creating opportunities for fun, fitness, and friendship. Gifts help cover costs related to coaching, equipment, team travel for regional and national competitions, and other items critical to team success. Gifts for scholarships for summer camps and adventure programs allow participation by youth and others who would not otherwise enroll. 

  • Student Health provides students with services ranging from "cold and flu clinics" to substance abuse prevention programs.

  • Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity provides a safe space for students advocating for gender equality and the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other oppressed communities. Gifts help to fund the Rape Prevention Education Program, the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Campus Advocacy Resources & Education, and more.

  • Zero Net Energy Initiative is an ambitious plan to achieve zero net energy on all of our buildings by 2013 by combining increased energy efficiencies with on-site generation of clean energy.