Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS)
Campus Learning Assistance Services assists students in their mastery of University course material through course-specific tutoring and academic skills development. CLAS services complement University instruction and lead to increased understanding and improved performance. Program coordinators, learning skills counselors, instructors, and graduate and undergraduate tutors and peers assist more than 7000 students each year, offering instructional groups and workshops for a wide range of courses in addition to drop-in tutoring for the following: writing, math, science, statistics, economics, and foreign language.
Disabled Students Program (DSP)
The Disabled Students Program serves as the campus liaison regarding issues and regulations related to students with disabilities. DSP works in an advisory capacity with campus departments to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities. DSP coordinates academic support services for students with temporary and permanent disabilities, including note takers, readers, sign language interpreters and adaptive computing.
Cultural Resource Centers
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) sponsors diverse cultural programming through the African diasporic, American Indian, Chicanx/Latinx, Middle Eastern, and Asian resource centers. EOP provides cultural programs that facilitate interaction/collaboration between students of all cultural/ethnic backgrounds allowing them to gain an understanding of and appreciation for similarities and differences in each other and themselves. EOP Cultural Services helps to create an environment that celebrates and promotes the history, contributions, intellectual heritage, education and growth of students.
Dream Scholars Resource Team
UC Santa Barbara is committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment for students of diverse backgrounds including our Dream Scholars – undocumented students at UCSB. The University strives to develop an awareness and understanding of the experiences of undocumented students while maintaining the confidentiality of individual students, and to develop campus responses and processes to address their needs. The Dream Scholars Resource Team (DSRT) works directly with students to help our campus develop an awareness and understanding of the experiences of undocumented and AB 540 eligible students and to develop campus responses and processes to support our Dream Scholars’ needs, resources, advocacy, education and support.
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program offers academic and other support services to low-income and first generation college students. EOP provides guidance through the admission and enrollment process and supports EOP students through graduation with services such as academic and personal advising, cultural programming, academic support groups, orientation and summer bridge programs, peer advising, and career counseling. Also see Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) above.
MultiCultural Center (MCC)
The MultiCultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of differences through a variety of programs. The Center’s performances, lectures, discussions, exhibits, and films are drawn from national and international cultures and foster a multi-ethnic worldview.
Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS)
The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) serves the needs of international students and scholars as well as the UCSB community who work with this international population. OISS provides administrative assistance, counseling, advising, and programming to the campus community. The staff meet with students and scholars about immigration, employment, housing, health care, financial concerns, academic problems, travel, and personal issues.
ONDAS Student Center
The ONDAS Student Center – Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success – promotes the success and retention of first-generation college students with an emphasis on the first year transition and underrepresented student experience. The Center provides mentoring and academic support in a learning-centered space for students to connect with faculty, staff, and peers in order to grow personally and excel academically.
The Promise Scholar Program was established to recognize talented, incoming undergraduates who have demonstrated significant potential for a rigorous academic curriculum, cutting-edge research, and student leadership. The promise includes predictable financial resources over their years at UC Santa Barbara, providing students and their families a two-year or four-year plan. The promise of financial aid resources allows the Promise Scholars to thrive academically and promotes attainment and completion of their educational goals.
The Office of Student Life oversees all registered campus organizations, sometimes referred to as RCO's or, more commonly, clubs. We currently have over 500 student organizations on campus.
Transfer Student Center
The Transfer Student Center is a space for UC Santa Barbara’s transfer students to make connections with campus resources and with pathways to academic and career success. The Center is home to two full-time academic advisors from the College of Letters & Science, peer mentors, and departmental partners who are able to help transfer students transition successfully to UC Santa Barbara by providing specialized programming and opportunities that add value to their undergraduate education.
Women, Gender & Sexual Equity Department
The Women’s Center uses a feminist approach to provide support, advocacy, resources and education to the UCSB community. The Center values and respects all genders, bodies, sexual orientations, and racial and ethnic identities while challenging all forms of oppression. It works towards creating a campus environment that is safe, equitable, and just and envisions a world free of oppression and violence. The Center strives for inclusion and equity through its programs and services and celebrates the richness of our differences while working collectively to create a community of leaders, scholars, and global citizens for the future. The Women’s Center is located in the newly constructed Student Resource Building (SRB). The Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (see entry under "Student Resource Centers") and the Re-Entry/Non-Traditional Student Resource Center are both located in the SRB as well. These three physical spaces make up the elements of the UCSB Women’s Center.