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Do you want to learn more about the available resources on campus for graduate students? Check out the organizations below and view resources that were distributed at the 201​8 New Graduate Student Orientation Resource Fair.

Adventure Programs
The UCSB Adventure Programs offered through the Department of Recreation improves campus and community lives by providing educational and recreational experiences through wilderness trips, outdoor recreation classes, ropes courses, and climbing programs. 

Alcohol and Drug Program
The UCSB Alcohol & Drug Program (ADP), a part of UCSB Student Health, strives to create a safe, healthy, and learning-conducive environment through the promotion of healthy choices concerning the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The program emphasizes the elimination of harmful use, high-risk behavior, and related violence, and offers free, confidential counseling to all UCSB students. ADP works in partnership with many campus departments, students, and the community to offer alternative events, educational workshops and opportunities for students to engage in creating a safe and vibrant campus and community.

Arts & Lectures
Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues.

Associated Students Food Bank
The AS Food Bank is an organization that provides fresh, free, and nutritious food as wells as toiletries to the Gaucho community. Led by a group of diverse students who tackle food insecurity on campus, the food bank continually raises awareness on issues surrounding food. We offer an inclusive safe space for all students as well as a confidentiality in our services. 
Basic Needs Resources
Graduate Student Resource Guide

Beyond Academia
The Beyond Academia conference at UC Santa Barbara is an annual event aimed at preparing graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in all stages and disciplines to pursue a wide range of career options after graduate school. Whether you are on the job market or just starting to explore career options, Beyond Academia will help you create an action plan for your future.

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) provides academic support and social resources to meet the needs of Black graduate students. BGSA is committed to mentorship, research, and service while also striving to create an inclusive environment where all students at UCSB can thrive. BGSA has partnered with organizations including the MCC, RCSGD, and GSA and welcomes collaboration with other like-minded individuals and organizations. 
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Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options. 

Campus Advocacy Resources & Education (CARE)
Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) offers free confidential advocacy to students, staff, and faculty impacted by dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Confidential advocacy meetings with CARE Advocates allow students to seek emotional, academic, housing, medical, reporting, and/or financial support and guidance. Advocates help you navigate your options, provide you with support, connect you with resources on-campus or within the community, and serve as trusted point of contact throughout the whole process. The CARE office welcomes all gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, ethnic and racial identities, religious affiliations, cultural identities, abilities and legal or immigration statuses and services are available to both graduate and undergraduate students.
To speak confidentially with an advocate, please call CARE's 24/7 direct advocacy line at (805) 893-4613. 
What can a CARE advocate do for you?

Career Services
Career Services is a key resource and trusted ally to UCSB graduate students. As career development is our area of expertise, we work closely with PhD and Masters students in successfully navigating and achieving their career aspirations. We assist graduate students in three main areas that we’ve found to be pivotal to short- and long-term success: honing career focus and goals, acting strategically, and developing relationships and networking. We also understand the unique challenges that graduate students often face in regards to utilizing career services, including limited time, inconvenience, and potential conflicts of interest with advisor/department, and we support these needs through a partnership with Career Services and the Graduate Division.
Career Services Overview
PhD and Masters Career Timeline
Tips for New Masters Students
Tips for New PhD Students

Campus Learing Assistance Services (CLAS)
At CLAS, we help students understand course concepts, engage students in the learning process, guide students toward discovering solutions to problems, and encourage students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners.
Study Skills Specialist Appointment Hours

Community Housing Office
A one-stop resource for rental housing information and dispute resolution available to students, faculty, staff, and property providers.

Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP)
The mission of CSEP is to strengthen UCSB’s capacity to play a leading role in the education and professional development of current and future scientists and engineers. Activities include efforts to increase participation and diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields, both to improve general scientific literacy and to meet national workforce needs.
CSEP Opportunities and Professional Development Series

English for Multilingual Students (EMS)
The English for Multilingual Students Program offers courses for undergraduate and international graduate students for whom English is not the first language. These courses help students develop English proficiency for academic and professional contexts.

Financial Crisis Response Team
The UCSB Financial Crisis Response Team exists to assist students who are facing a financial crisis or urgent financial need. This effort aims to assist undergraduate and graduate students who are facing significant financial difficulties that jeopardize their path to graduation. The team works closely to evaluate, respond, and support students in crisis in a streamlined and timely manner.
Informational Flyer

Gaucho Rec
Gaucho REC offers a wide variety of recreation and exercise classes through the Department of Recreation each quarter. Classes include Zumba, Wine Tasting, Yoga, Martial Arts, Pottery, SCUBA and much more!

Graduate Division
The UC Santa Barbara Graduate Division facilitates and coordinates graduate education. We provide student services for all UCSB graduate academic and professional programs. Our diverse and dynamic team are committed to fostering excellence in academic innovation, collaboration, and exploration in graduate education at UCSB.
Graduate Division Academic Counselor
How to Manage Conflict and Adversity in Graduate School 
Interdisciplinary Emphases and Certificate Programs

Graduate Scholars Program (GSP)

The Graduate Division's Graduate Scholars Program aims to provide a welcoming, collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment that thrives on the wide-ranging perspectives and experiences of a diverse population of students, a place where students can grow, excel and develop professionally, and one which will prepare them for careers of substance and impact. Click the link above to find out more about related resources.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)
The GSA is the elected representative government for UCSB graduate students and offers activities, grants, and opportunities to get involved on campus.
What does GSA offer?

Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC)
Located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building (Room 1215), the GSRC is a resource for graduate students seeking help with many aspects of graduate student life, including funding applications, writing and editing, and navigating the job search process. The GSRC runs the GradPost, UCSB's graduate student blog with information on grad-related news, events, and professional development opportunities. We also offer information and referrals to other campus entities that assist graduate students.

Group Fitness and Cycling
The Department of Recreation offers a variety of Fitness and Cycling classes taught by certified instructors. Challenge yourself in classes such as Cardio Kickboxing, H.I.T.T., Pump + Abs, Cycle Circuit, Endurance Ride and more! Purchase a Group Fitness Pass to participate in any classes on the Fitness schedule or enroll in a Group Cycling class. 

Health and Wellness
UCSB's Health & Wellness Program promotes the mental, physical, and social health of all students by enhancing individual skills and positive relationships with families, peers, and the UCSB/Isla Vista community.

Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic
The Hosford Clinic is a university-based community clinic that is designed to provide culturally sensitive, low-cost individual, couple, family, and group psychological treatment to the entire Santa Barbara community. We serve the general public as well as students, faculty, and staff from our local universities/colleges. The Hosford Clinic serves as a training site for students in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) of the University of California, Santa Barbara and as a clinical-research facility for the faculty and students of the CCSP Department.
Services Information

Housing & Residential Services
Explore UCSB resources surrounding residences, dining services, and conference services.

Instructional Development
Instructional Development is devoted to ensuring excellence in both undergraduate and graduate instruction at UCSB. Instructional Development addresses the needs of faculty and teaching assistants ​over a tremendous range of subject matter, teaching philosophies, methods, styles, and technologies through instructional consulting and evaluation; technical media production support; and technical media display support.

UC Santa Barbara Library enables exploration and collaboration for scholars in their intellectual engagement with the world of ideas and the creation of knowledge through available resources and events.
Graduate Student Services

MultiCultural Center (MCC)
The MultiCultural Center has been at the forefront of change for 27 years – educating, empowering, and advocating for marginalized communities. Through the medium of high-powered educational programming, the MCC has been an agent for change on campus and in the greater Santa Barbara area. By partnering with academic departments, departments within the division of Student Affairs, and student groups, the Center conceptualizes and presents scholarly programs, performances, art shows, and facilitated discussions that enhance our awareness and inclusivity of all people.

Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)
OISS serves UCSB's international students and scholars. OISS issues immigration documents for incoming students and hosts CALI Training, an online and in-person orientation program for international students. All incoming international students will need to complete CALI Training. OISS provides ongoing advising and support for international students, and hosts cultural programs throughout the year to help international students thrive at UCSB.
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Welcome Guide for International Students

Office of Judicial Affairs
The Office Of Judicial Affairs strives to maintain the integrity of the academic and co-curricular experience for all students and to ensure campus safety and security through the investigation and adjudication of University policy violations. This office is charged with assisting students in understanding the fundamentals of academic integrity and the rules and policies that govern behavior on campus. This office also houses a Hate Incident Reporting System and employs a Hate Incident Response Coordinator, who serves at the campus reporting point, and can work with the victim(s) in coordinating a response.

Office of Student Life (OSL)
The home to registered campus organizations and student leadership development programs, OSL hosts a variety of special initiatives including After Dark Late Night Social Programs, CommUnity Grants, and Student-Initiated Outreach Programs.
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Graduate Services

O​mbuds Office
The Office of the Ombuds is a safe place to come and discuss workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, bureaucratic runarounds, and many other problems. ​They serve faculty, staff, students, parents, ​and anyone else with a campus-related concern. All discussions are kept confidential. You can get in touch with ​them as a first step, as a last resort, or at any point along the way.
Resources for Graduate Students

Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union
The Queer and Trans Graduate Student Union (QT GSU) at the University of California, Santa Barbara provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ identified UCSB students to socialize, organize, and seek support. The QT GSU advocates for the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA+ identified students on campus and works to foster ties with the greater Santa Barbara community.
Information Flyer

Recreation Center (RecCen)
The Department of Recreation’s facility known as “Rec Cen” offers a variety of fitness and activity spaces such as a cardio and strength equipment, Climbing Wall, Multi-Activity Court, two swimming pools, racquetball and squash courts, soccer fields, pottery studio and more! Multiple events are held at the Rec Cen including the Fitness and Fun Festival, Hallowheels, Turkey Trot, Yoga Nights and much more!

Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
The RCSGD, located on the ​third floor of the Student Resource Building, works with ​the campus to ensure that LGBTQ identities, experiences, and concerns are represented and addressed at UCSB. The center aims to create a vibrant and engaging environment through social and educational programming, volunteer and leadership opportunities, a comfortable and welcoming social and study space, and professional and student staff members for support and advocacy. The RCSGD hopes that all LGBTQ students can thrive at UCSB by feeling safe, affirmed, and valued on campus.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS was established 10 years ago to serve as a support group for students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The society strives to promote both minority students and diversity in the STEM fields through professional development events, guest speakers, community service events, and high school outreach programs. SACNAS proudly represents the National SACNAS Organization, which encourages Chicano, Hispanic, and Native American students, along with students of other ethnic backgrounds, to pursue higher education and assists them in obtaining the advanced degrees necessary for scientific research, industry, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels. For 40 years, SACNAS has provided strong national leadership towards improving and expanding opportunities for minorities in the scientific workforce, also mentoring college students in science, mathematics and engineering.

Intramural Sports
UCSB Intramural Sports offers sports and leagues through the Department of Recreation each quarter. Complete against fellow students for an Intramural Championship. Beginner and advanced participants are welcome to play! 
Sports Clubs
UCSB Sport Clubs are offered through the Department of Recreation and are comprised of student organizations that focus on a particular sport. Clubs compete against other universities both locally and nationally. These clubs have a set game schedule and practice regularly. Examples of Sport Clubs at UCSB include Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, and many more! 

Student Health
Student Health strives to provide high-quality & accessible healthcare, student-focused and convenient patient care, respect & celebration of campus diversity, and campus-wide collaborations promoting health and student success.
2019-2020 Gaucho Health Insurance Plan - UCSHIP highlights
​UCSHIP Website
After hours care
Student Health brochure

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office
The Office of Equal Opportunity & Sexual Harassment / Title IX Compliance (OEOSH/TC) is composed of two departments that are responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding issues of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and sexual violence involving students, staff, and faculty. 
Guide and resources for impacted students
TA Guide for responding to student sexual violence and sexual harassment 
Guide for TA's, Supporting LGBTQ students in the classroom
Policy description for graduate TA's 
Information for student responders
SVSH resources and information
What is sexual harassment?
Overview of violation procedure flowchart

Transportation & Parking Services (TPS)
An innovative and self-sustaining department, TPS supports the UCSB mission by providing safe and reliable parking, fleet services, and transportation alternatives to our campus community. Check out the website for information on parking permits, what to do when you receive citations, and commuter options.

US Passports
Need a new passport? The Rec Cen Customer Service Center is an authorized US Government Passport Acceptance Facility. You can avoid the hassles and long lines at the Post Office by making an appointment with us! 

Women’s Center
The Women, Gender, & Sexual Equity Department exists at UCSB to support students, faculty, and staff who might face some challenges due to their identity. We celebrate all identities and encourage people from all identities to get involved. Our department is made up of four distinct program areas: Women’s Center Programs, Rape Prevention Education Program, Non-Traditional Student Resource Center, and LGBT Resources/Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity. Collectively we strive to make UCSB a more welcoming and just place. We encourage you to check out our events each quarter and to join or request a workshop. If you are part of one of the specific communities we are here to serve you. If you want to become an ally to one of the communities we serve, you are also very welcome to get involved and learn more. Feel free to stop by and visit any of our centers.

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)
WiSE is a nonprofit campus organization that promotes equal opportunity for women and girls in science and engineering​ in order to improve their scientific and career advancement. WiSE encourages the participation of all science/engineering undergraduates, graduates, researchers, faculty, and professionals in the Santa Barbara area.