Health and Well-Being Resources

The Mathematics Department encourages graduate students to focus on personal health and well-being in addition to their academics. Below is a list of on-campus resources to help students with various needs. Scroll through the page or click one of the links below to be taken directly to a topic. Students may contact the Graduate Advisor and Program Coordinator for additional guidance. 

 Campus Advocacy Resources and EducationCommunity RentalsCounseling and Psychological ServicesDisability Resource CenterFinancial Aid Emergency Advance ProgramReport HateSlug SupportStudent Health Outreach & PromotionUCSC Resource Centers 

Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) Office

CARE provides support, advocacy, resources, and violence prevention education to the UC Santa Cruz community. They respond to the needs of students, staff, faculty and non-affiliates impacted by stalking, dating/domestic violence, and sexual assault by providing free and confidential services.

CARE also works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to educate the campus community about the vital role that each of us has in preventing violence and creating social justice locally and globally. 


Community Rentals

The Community Rentals Office (CRO) is part of Student Housing Services, a unit of Colleges, Housing and Educational Services. The mission of Community Rentals is to:

  • Provide quality service to students by maintaining up-to-date rental listings and resource information
  • Promote student life by actively participating in the education and development of students as responsible renters and members of the local community
  • Provide rental education through an online Renters Workshop, rental forms and resources to students, faculty, staff, and local community constituents
  • Enhance University/community relations by responding to concerns of the local community regarding student renters.

California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)

CRLA provides free legal advice for low income tenants. Address: 21 Carr Street, Watsonville, CA 95076; Phone: 831-724-2253

Lawyer Referral Service of Santa Cruz County

A non-profit which refers an attorney familiar with tenant-landlord law to tenants who do not qualify for CRLA. Phone: 831-425-4755

Resources for Renters

Renters Workshop

The Renters Workshop is a free online training. Taking the workshop makes your off-campus housing search easier. The intended audience is the first time renter and those new to California. Learn your rights and responsibilities as a tenant and receive a Certificate of Completion to show landlords you are a knowledgeable prospective tenant.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Office

CAPS provides UCSC students with a wide rage of mental health and wellness services. Counseling services are available for any registered UCSC student and are confidential. There is no out-of-pocket fee for CAPS services, and you don't need UC SHIP or CruzCare to be seen at CAPS.

CAPS services include groups, workshops, brief individual therapy, Let's Talk drop-in consultations, crisis intervention, referrals, brief couples or family counseling (depending on counselor availability), educational outreach (e.g., through workshops, newsletter, and social media), and consultation for non-clients (e.g., staff, faculty, family members). CAPS also includes Psychiatry Services (psychotropic medication services), volunteer programs for UCSC students (Peer Education Program and Student Advisory Board), and training for masters- and doctoral-level psychology interns and residents.

CAPS Self-Help Library

Anxiety Toolbox Three-Part Series

This is a fast-paced, three-session seminar specifically designed to help people who struggle with a variety of anxiety-related concerns. The goal of this series is to provide education on anxiety and to teach coping skills for managing anxiety symptoms. 


Disability Resource Center (DRC)

The DRC exists to assist the UCSC campus with equal educational access for students with disabilities. Their goals are to support retention and graduation of students with disabilities, promote a non-discriminatory campus environment and encourage student development and independence.

The DRC serves about 1500 students a year with various permanent disabilities, including: learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, visual, mobility and hearing impairments, psychological disabilities, and chronic systemic disorders (e.g. lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc). They also serve students with temporary medical conditions such as broken bones, recovery from a medical procedure, and pregnancy related complications.


Financial Aid Emergency Advance Program

The Financial Aid Emergency Advance is a resource available to assist UCSC students experiencing temporary difficulties meeting their financial obligations due to a delay in the disbursement of their financial aid. The Financial Aid Emergency Advance is made against yet-to-be disbursed current quarter institutional, state and federal funds. 

The Financial Aid Emergency Advance Application can be obtained by visiting the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office located at 205 Hahn Building. Graduate students may also request funding from the Department by completing the online Mathematics Funding Request Form


Report Hate 

The campus is dedicated to the promotion and protection of an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness as reflected in our UCSC Principles of Community.

The students and employees at UCSC appreciate the diversity of humanity and reject prejudice, discrimination, and acts of bias. An incident of bias involves actions committed against a person or property that are motivated, in whole or in part, by a bias against race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Hate or bias incidents that are addressed by the Hate/Bias Response Team include actions that are motivated by hate or bias but may not meet the necessary elements required to prove a hate crime. A hate crime is a traditional criminal offense like murder, arson, invasion of privacy or vandalism with an added element of bias towards a federally protected class of people. To report a hate crime, please contact the UCPD.


Slug Support 

The goal of Slug Support is to identify students of concern and develop an action plan focusing on retention through provision of support and resources. Slug Support Program is comprised of both an individual Slug Support Coordinator and the Slug Support Team. 

Actions Slug Support Managers may take:

  • As needed, call upon other campus entities such as Counseling and Psychological Services, Financial Aid Office, Disability Resource Center, Academic Advising, Student Conduct, Campus Police and many others
  • Assist the student in accessing the most appropriate campus and community support services to address the presenting problems
  • Provide financial resources such as funding for food, emergency housing, and other essential needs.
  • Follow-up with students to reinforce utilization of services provided and notify referring party of significant outcomes as appropriate



Student Health Outreach & Promotion (SHOP)

SHOP supports the mission of Student Health Services by fostering healthier lifestyle choices to reduce health risk factors; improve overall wellness; and maintain a productive, active, and successful student body. SHOP is the place for students to learn about health and wellness in a safe, non-judgmental environment. 

SHOP offers information, education, resources, and support on issues related to Alcohol and other Drugs; Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Health; Mental Health; and other concerns relevant to college students. All UCSC students are welcome and encouraged to drop in and speak with SHOP’s professional and student staff.


The COVE is a safe space to be in community with other students that are committed to their recovery from alcohol and/or other drugs, are the loved one of someone with an addiction, are someone who wants to support those in recovery, are interested in recovery, or just want to meet other students who are clean and sober and looking for community.

The COVE has weekly workshops, recovery meetings, and drop-in hours for students seeking support from their peers. The COVE is also for you if you are seeking:

  • Involvement in fun, sober events (on and off-campus)
  • Connections to resources for wellness and support
  • Recovery support and accountability
  • Opportunities to be of service
  • Opportunities to debunk stereotypes and myths about addiction and recovery

The COVE is located in the Cowell College mobile modular, between Cowell Provost House and the Community Room -- right above the OPERS beach volleyball courts. The COVE is staffed by student staff and volunteers Monday through Friday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Sexual Health

Highly trained volunteers work along side the professional SHOP staff to support students around their reproductive and sexual health through educational workshops, fun on-campus events, free and anonymous HIV testing, a safer sex collective know as the Condom Co-Op, and Birth Control Patrol (education and support around contraception).


UCSC Resource Centers