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CAREER CENTER

Career Center hours: Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm

Arts Division Career Coach - Christina Hall (chmhall@ucsc.edu)

Career Coaching Hours:

  • Fall-Spring Quarters

Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 2:45pm: Drop-in coaching is available every 15 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also schedule a 30-minute appointment through Handshake.

  • Summer Quarter

​Monday - Friday, 1:00pm - 3:45pm: Drop-in coaching is available every 15 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also schedule a 30-minute appointment through Handshake.

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS (EOP)

EOP represents the University of California's effort to identify, retain, and graduate a diverse student body. With that in mind, the mission of EOP is to promote the retention, academic success, and graduation rates of first generation college, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged student populations, and to assist these students with preparation for admission to graduate and professional schools.

EOP provides an array of services including orientation, academic and personal advising, peer advising, tutorial assistance in specific subject and writing areas, and preparation for graduate and professional schools.

Contact Information

address: 121 Academic Resources Center, University of California,  Santa Cruz 

hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm

email: eop@ucsc.edu

phone: (831) 459-2296

fax: (831) 459-3047

Services

 

ETHNIC RESOURCE CENTER (ERC)

The Resource Centers (RCs) comprise of the four Ethnic Resource Centers: African American Resource and Cultural Center, American Indian Resource Center, Asian American / Pacific Islander Resource Center, and “El Centro” the Chicano Latino Resource Center; the Cantú Queer Center, and the Women's Center. Each of the 6 resource centers offer students various services through academic, cultural and community support activities. Throughout the year, the RCs host programs and events that connect students, staff, faculty and community members in both social and professional, academic settings. Students have ample opportunities to network and create community spaces, to engage in stimulating and critical dialogue, and to find connections in hope of building a positive and empowering space for all communities.

Centers

Services

Advising and Referrals: Students may drop-in to the Resource Centers to get support from Center staff for any academic, personal, or psychological issues. The Resource Centers are 'safe spaces' for all students and a first stop for referrals to other campus services.

Facility Use: The Resource Centers are available to campus and community groups for meetings and other gatherings. The ERCs has a lounge area, a student workroom with computers, and a kitchen. If you are interested in reserving the ERCs Lounge for a meeting or gathering, please contact the front desk to make a reservation and schedule a walk-through of the facilities.

Student/Staff Panel and/or Tour Requests: The Ethnic Resouce Centers would like to provide student and staff panels and tours of our RC spaces to all community organizations and school groups. Please contact the Resource Center Reception to request this service. We recommend contacting us 3-4 weeks in advance and provide the following information for a smooth process: Request Date, Main Contact & Info, Time, Estimated Attendees and any special requests. After calling or emailing us for a request, await an email confirmation. 

Art Gallery: Twice a year, the Ethnic Resource Centers ask for submissions from students and the community to display 2D art in the space. If you are interested in having your work displayed or in purchasing the art, contact us at ercadmin@ucsc.edu.

Snack Pantry: The Ethnic Resource Centers are dedicated to combating food insecurity and are proud to host a pantry with healthy snacks and dry goods for UCSC students. It is open Mon-Fri from 9 AM-4 PM, just check in with the front desk!

 

SERVICES FOR TRANSFER AND RE-ENTRY STUDENTS (STARS)

STARS provides culturally responsive support to transfer, re-entry, veteran students, as well as students who do not have traditional family support due to experiences in the foster care system, with homelessness, abuse, parents who have been incarcerated, or other factors impacting their family life. We are comprised of professional staff members, peer advisers and mentors who are readily accessible to guide students on their academic journeys from pre-admission through their transition to UCSC, all the way to graduation and beyond.  STARS staff provide holistic and humanizing counseling by acknowledging the lived experiences of students.  We consider the social, political, economic, environmental and historical contexts impacting a student’s experience. We guide students to see learning as a growth process, through which we encounter the unknown, move through fear and uncertainty, and circle in one’s authentic self. We offer programs and activities that create a sense of belonging and invite students to be a part of our community. STARS staff embrace and develop connections and cooperative relationships with colleagues and community partners to create a meaningful and personalized network of support for our students.  We foster critical reflection and action among students and staff.  We value self-care, healing, and transformation for our students and ourselves.

Transfer students are defined as someone who has completed college courses prior to coming to UC Santa Cruz and generally do not enter the University as a freshman. 

Peer Advising

Drop in Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Academic Year only)

Student Center

Monday - Thursday 9 AM- 4 PM & Friday 1 PM - 4 PM (Summer Hours) 

Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Academic Year)

The STARS Student Center is open to all STARS students in Kresge 180

 

LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES (LSS)

Learning Support Services (LSS) provides course-specific academic support services for all UCSC undergraduate students.The goal of LSS is to enable all UCSC students to maximize their intellectual potential and demonstrate academic excellence.  Therefore, we work closely with the University faculty to design and implement academic support programs that foster peer-guided interactive learning. There is no additional cost to use LSS' services. LSS programs are a part of the undergradaute student's experience at UCSC and each student pays quarterly fee to help support LSS. 

Programs

 

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER

The DRC provides a variety of accommodations and services to currently enrolled UCSC students to support them in making the most of their educational experience.

Email: drc@ucsc.edu
Phone: (831) 459-2089
Fax: (831) 459-5064

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

Summer Hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

 

A campus message from Chancellor George Blumenthal and Campus Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Marlene Tromp

Dear UCSC campus community,

The confusion swirling for the past two years around our federal government's immigration policies has left many of the undocumented members of our campus community — students, staff, and faculty — unsure of their place here. Not knowing what the future holds, not only for them, but for their families and friends, too, has been unsettling.

We write to let the undocumented members of our community know there is nothing ambiguous about our support for you. We are proud of your efforts, recognize your contributions to campus and to society, and will do all in our power to support you. You do not stand alone. Our campus is built on an ethos of social justice, and nothing is more just than equal access to educational attainment and employment. Our Principles of Community clearly lay out our commitment: We value diversity in all its forms. We are committed to due process. We believe deeply in equal opportunity.

The University of California system is equally committed to the rights of all students and employees, regardless of immigration status, and it's important that we all know these rights. The passage of state Assembly Bill 21 in 2017 put several policies and procedures in place regarding immigration enforcement on public campuses.

Below, we've outlined various scenarios, and what to do in each instance.

1.If you are advised that an immigration officer is expected to enter, will enter, or has entered the campus to execute an immigration order, notify Pablo Reguerín, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Achievement, Equity, and Innovation, as soon as possible. Contact him at 831-459-2296 (after-hours at 831-428-2839) or via email at pgr@ucsc.edu.

  1. Any student, faculty, or staff who has contact with an immigration officer executing a federal immigration order should refer that individual to our Campus Counsel's Office for purposes of verifying the legality of any warrant, court order, or subpoena. Contact the office at 831-459-1848.
  2. If you are or believe you may be subject to an immigration order or inquiry on campus, Pablo Reguerín is again your best contact. Federal and state education privacy laws protect your records, as he is prohibited from disclosing your education information including immigration status to anyone, except as otherwise required by law. Contact him at 831-459-2296 (after-hours at 831-428-2839) or via email at pgr@ucsc.edu.
  3. For more information about your legal rights in an immigration enforcement situation, consult the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center or visit the "Know Your Rights" page on our Educational Opportunities Program website.

For a fuller explanation of UC's policies and procedures relating to undocumented members of our community, as well as for up-to-date immigration information, here are some good links:

It is important to note that federal immigration agencies can and on rare occasion do enter campuses for non-enforcement activities, which can include recruitment and normal visa processing. The procedures detailed above relate only to enforcement activities. We have no indication that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is planning to come to campus.