Resources

Supporting our campus community 

It can be difficult to know where to turn when you’re facing a situation that is harmful, confusing or intimidating. These resources are designed to help any campus community member get the support they need, when they need it.


Reporting resources

UC Santa Cruz students experiencing acts of bias can report the incident through our Bias Response website.

Students should report discrimination and harassment to the Office of Equity and Equal Protection.

Staff, faculty and others can report acts of bias through the UC Campus Climate intolerance report form. Staff and faculty experiencing discrimination or harassment should file a report with the Office of Equity and Equal Protection.

UC Santa Cruz also has a guide for academics who are facing online harassment.

Fear for physical safety should be reported to the UCSC Police Department

All emergencies should be reported to 911


Support resources

Regardless of whether you choose to make a report, the following support resources are available

Support for students

Counseling & Psychological Services provides a wide range of mental health and wellness services. 

Slug Support provides help with basic needs and connects users to other campus resources.

Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) provides academic and personal support programs to first-generation to college, low-income students with diverse social and personal identities and from historically marginalized backgrounds. 

Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS) provides support and services to advance the success and well-being of transfer students. 

International Student Services and Programs (ISSP): ISSP provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students at UCSC. The team also designs and provides orientation programs, events, and activities to foster intercultural learning, build community, and support cultural adjustment.

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) works collaboratively with campus partners to promote a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and identifies proactive actions to address bias and harassment.

Center for Advocacy, Resources & Empowerment (CARE) provides free and confidential support to those impacted by sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment.

The Resource Centers comprise 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. 

The Disability Resource Center is committed to ensuring that Undergraduate and Graduate students with disabilities have equal access to all aspects of university life

The University Interfaith Council (UIC) is open to all religious groups to strengthen the rich spiritual life at UCSC, and integrate spirituality with academic life. 

The Dean of Students Office offers support for students impacted by the events in Israel/Gaza. This quarter, the Dean of Student Office anticipates offering two ongoing programs for students seeking safe spaces to process current events:

Healing Circles with the Khalil Center: The Khalil Center will offer healing circles for students who are impacted by the crises in Palestine who are seeking community and support. Khalil Center facilitators will provide healing circles for a shared and collective space to help students share, reflect and process emotions. Trained facilitators will guide the circle through a series of prompts and debriefs that will lead to abundant conversations. These circles will last one hour, and may be extended should there be interest/need from our students. The circle is conducted in a contained, safe space, and can lead to a transformative and healing experience to cope with current tragedies.

Listening Circles with Rabbi Darren Kleinberg: Rabbi Darren Kleinberg will lead Listening Circles for students who are feeling impacted by the events in Israel/Gaza and are looking for a safe space to be heard and express themselves. In these gatherings, attendees will take time to settle in, establish group norms, introduce themselves, and then have open time to share and be heard. All are welcome and encouraged to arrive with open hearts.

Rabbi Darren Kleinberg is a Chaplain Resident at Stanford Medicine. From 2019 to 2023, he served as Visiting Scholar with The Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies and Stanford Graduate School of Education. Prior to that, Darren spent 12 years working as a Jewish high school educator and administrator. He brings an empathetic and compassionate orientation to the work of group facilitation.

Details, including dates, times, and locations for these offerings are still being finalized. Interested students should email deanofstudents@ucsc.edu for more information.

The Office of the Ombuds provides confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution services, including facilitating community and assisting parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements to find fair and equitable resolutions, and services that supplement other administrative processes. Services are available to the academic community, students and staff.

Support for faculty

The Employee Assistance Program offers personal counseling and support.

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) works collaboratively with campus partners to promote a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and identifies proactive actions to address bias and harassment.

Faculty Equity Advocates in the academic divisions support the recruitment, retention, engagement, and well-being of faculty from historically excluded or underrepresented groups on our campus. As peer leaders, they are available to consult with faculty members who may feel that they are experiencing bias or discrimination in any dimension of their faculty role.

The Office of the Ombuds provides confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution services, including facilitating community and assisting parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements to find fair and equitable resolutions, and services that supplement other administrative processes. Services are available to the academic community, students and staff.

International Faculty and Scholars Services (IFSS): IFSS provides immigration advising and facilitates and monitors immigration compliance for international faculty, scholars, and researchers within a complex, ever-changing regulatory environment.

Support for staff

The Employee Assistance Program offers personal counseling and support.

Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) works collaboratively with campus partners to promote a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and identifies proactive actions to address bias and harassment.

The Office of the Ombuds provides confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution services, including facilitating community and assisting parties in reaching mutually acceptable agreements to find fair and equitable resolutions, and services that supplement other administrative processes. Services are available to the academic community, students and staff. 

Last modified: May 16, 2024