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Student Services



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 Association office.


Arts 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 students.


Campus Learning 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.


Career Services provides students with many job search preparation services, including interviewing skills, networking, and resume and cover letter assistance. Career advisors are available daily to meet with students about jobs, picking a major, finding an internship and more. 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) 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.


The Educational 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.


The College 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 priority enrollment.


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.


The Multicultural Center (MCC) strives to promote a sense of belonging among student sof 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 ethnocentrism. To that end, the MCC offers a broad spectrum of events including lectures, panel discussions, film and videos, musical, dance, and dramatic performances, and poetry readings.


The Officeof 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.


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.


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.


The Orfalea Family Children's Center provides quality child care services forstudents, serving children three months to seven years of age. Tuitionsubsidies are available to eligible student families. The Orfalea FamilyChildren's Center also provides the campus community with a FamilySupport 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.


The Registrar's 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.


The Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity 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 ofStudent Affairs provides services and programs that address theneeds of a diverse student body, promote physical and emotionalwell-being, and encourage intellectual and personal development. Thedivision supports students in all aspects of their college career andcreates 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!


The Women's 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.