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UCSB Resources

Learn more about the general resources offered at UCSB here!

Academic and Career Resources

Career Services

Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)

CLAS provides drop-in tutorials in math, science, economics, writing and foreign language

Website: http://clas.sa.ucsb.edu/

Summer Sessions

Information about Freshman and Transfer Summer Start Programs

Summer course offerings and session dates

Website: http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/

UCSB Library

Study space, group study rooms, Late Night Study for UCSB students (10pm-8am)

Course reserves

Research support, instructional services

Online articles and databases

Website: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/

Undergraduate Research

Learn about what research is and how to get started with research

Learn about available research opportunities

Find funding for your research

Network with people all over campus in various research fields

Website: https://undergrad.research.ucsb.edu

Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URCA)

Facilitates equitable access, opportunities, and support for students producing knowledge 

Grant programs - Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant, Transfer Student Research Award, Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP)

Showcase opportunities - Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Colloquium Unbound, Digital Colloquium, Undergraduate Research Slam, URCA Journal

Workshops and info sessions

Website: https://urca.ucsb.edu/

Financial Resources

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Money Matters PDF

Tool to help navigate your day to day finances

Access emergency funding

Information on low-cost services in the community

Website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/docs/default-source/money-matters-worksheets/mm3-inside-final4ff6052149ef6aa8844aff00009b11c6.pdf?sfvrsn=0

AS Food Bank & Miramar Food Pantry

Provides fresh, free, nutritious food to students with financial difficulties

Website: https://foodbank.as.ucsb.edu & https://dining.ucsb.edu/miramar-food-pantry

Basic Needs Resources

List of food security and other basic needs resources on campus and the Isla Vista community

Information about food resources, housing resources, financial resources, wellbeing resources, and technology resources

In-person and virtual advising available on a drop-in basis or by appointment 

Website: http://food.ucsb.edu/

Health & Well-Being

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

UCSB mental health services: Individual and group counseling, long and short term counseling, single-session therapy, ADHD screening

Get started at CAPS by calling (805) 893-4411 or submitting a CAPS Services Request

Form online for http://caps.sa.ucsb.edu/caps-home

Mental Health Peer Program

School Anxiety Program (SAP) - three 1-hour long one-on-one session with a peer who will help you learn important time management, coping, and relaxation skills to reduce your anxiety  Website: http://www.ucsbmhp.com/

Student Health Services (SHS)

General Medicine, Psychiatry, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Counseling

Website: http://studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu/

Alcohol and Drug Program (ADP)

Confidential Counseling and Treatment

Gauchos For Recovery program

Device & Screen Management information

Naloxone and Fentanyl Test Strip distribution

Website: https://alcohol.sa.ucsb.edu/

Disabled Student Program (DSP)

Temporary/Injury and Long Term disability accommodations 

Reading Services and Note-taking Services

Test-taking Accommodations

Help writing letters to instructors

Workshops - Self-Advocacy, Social-Emotional Skills

Contact: 805.893.2668 or DSP.Help@sa.ucsb.edu

Website: http://dsp.sa.ucsb.edu/

Life of the Party (LOTP)

Student-run organization that advocates for safe partying and hosts alternative events to ensure safe and healthy community 

Alcohol and drug safety tips and combination information 

Website: https://adp.sa.ucsb.edu/lotp

Health and Wellness

Programs aimed towards improving student well-being

Guides and resources about various health topics, such as meditation, sleep, stress reduction, eating disorders and body image, nutrition, and more

Rejuvenation Stations, Mindfulness Meditations, Sleep Challenge, and more​

Website: http://wellness.sa.ucsb.edu/

Social, Cultural, & More

Associated Students (AS)

Non-profit organization and department of UCSB campus funded by student fees

Dozens of boards, committees, and commissions that are organized through A.S to enrich student life and give students services and opportunities not offered by the administration

Community Affairs Board (CAB) – Volunteer Opportunities

Student involvement in Student Government and Leadership

Website: http://www.as.ucsb.edu/

AS Program Board

Student-operated non-profit organization funded by lock-in fees, aims to coordinate fun and educational events for the UCSB community 

Organize community events, movie nights, concerts at The Hub, and Storke Shows

Organize large, yearly events, such as Extravaganza, The Warm Up, and Delirium

Curate playlists on Spotify

Website: https://aspb.as.ucsb.edu/

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Focus on serving students who are income eligible and first generation college students.

Mentorship, academic programs, one on one counseling and advising, campus student support service referrals and social/cultural programming 

Get help addressing academic, career, financial, and personal concerns

Cultural Centers - African diasporic Cultural Resource Center, American Indian and Indigenous Cultural Resource Center, Asian Resource Center, Chicanx/Latinx Cultural Resource Center & El Centro, and Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian Resource Center

AS/EOP Grant

Contact: 805-893-4758 or EOP@sa.ucsb.edu

Website: http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu//

Guardian Scholars Program

Provides academic and personal support for students who were in the foster care system

Services include academic support, enrichment services, student advocacy, career guidance, peer networking, housing assistance and financial aid advising.

Website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/guardianscholars/

Housing and Residential Services

Housing options at UCSB (on and off campus), Housing FAQs,Community Housing Services​

Website: http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/

MultiCultural Center (MCC)

Safe space for students of color, LGBTQ, and international students, Annual Social Justice Conference 

Website: http://mcc.sa.ucsb.edu/

Undocumented Student Services (USS)

Provides general counseling to all students seeking support pertaining to being undocumented, having undocumented family members or loved ones, and other relevant issues

Website: https://uss.sa.ucsb.edu/

USS Grocery Voucher Program - the Grocery Voucher Program is available for students who demonstrate financial need and are not eligible for CalFresh with a focus on UC Santa Barbara undocumented students. Undocumented students are able to receive 2 grocery vouchers ($100 in total) per quarter. Grocery vouchers are distributed at the Food Security and Basic Needs Advising Center at the UCen.

Website: https://uss.sa.ucsb.edu/resources/basic-needs

Student Engagement & Leadership (SEAL)

Promotes undergraduate and graduate student engagement and development through co-curricular programs, including campus organizations, fraternities and sororities, leadership development, and civic engagement

SEAL offers leadership opportunities through new and continuing initiatives, campus organizations, and events ​

Website: https://seal.sa.ucsb.edu/

Veterans and Military Services

Certifying VA educational benefits for veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and dependents of veterans

Information for Military Tuition Assistance benefit

Contact: 805-893-8905 or VeteransBenefits@sa.ucsb.edu

Website: http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/veterans/home

Women, Gender and Sexual Equity

CARE (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education) - Provide confidential advice and support to individuals impacted by interpersonal violence

RGSGD (Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity) - safe, supportive, and welcoming environment/resources for LGBTQIA members

Non-Traditional Student Services - for students ages 25+, students with dependents, or re-entering students. The center offers child care grant, priority registration, and lockers!

Women's Center - host events/training/workshops; advocate and promote research on diverse gender related topics   

UCSB Campus Store

Purchase textbooks, UCSB gear, graduation regalia, and more​

Website: http://campusstore.ucsb.edu/home

Transportation and Parking Services

Parking permits

Commuter options: TAP, bicycle program, bus programs, and more​

Website: http://www.tps.ucsb.edu/commuter-options/santa-barbara-metropolitan-transit-district-mtd

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