UCLA is renowned for academic excellence, and yet we know that the majority of students feel overwhelmed at times by demands to succeed academically, socially and personally.  Our campus community is committed to helping all students thrive, learn to cope with stress, build resilience, and find a sense of community. Here are some of the many resources available at UCLA to support students:

There are a variety of student organizations at UCLA which focus on identity-based communities, career-focused opportunities, recreation and sports, and more. For a list of student organizations, see here: https://community.ucla.edu/studentorgs

College and School Advising Offices: Academic Counselors can meet with you one on one to help discuss your academic options and create a plan for success.

Center for Accessible Education (CAE): If you have a documented disability, the Center for Accessible Education can help get you registered for academic accommodations.

Undergraduate Writing Center: Make an appointment to have a Writing Coach help you with your paper.

  • LGBTQ Campus Resource Center: Provides a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness, and an open, safe, and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community.
  • Black Bruin Resource Center: Provides space for Black students, faculty, staff, alumni to build community and celebrate the Black/African diaspora’s various cultures to enhance the UCLA experiences for all.
  • First To Go: Promotes campus involvement and visibility with a focus on the retention and success of all first-generation college students at UCLA.
  • Veterans Resource Center: Provides guidance on educational benefits, academic support, career development, and community building opportunities for military-connected students.
  • Transfer Student Center: Provides transfer students resources and programming that connects them to the university and supports them so they can achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals as they progress through their educational journey.
  • BruinHub: On-campus spaces designed to meet the needs of students who commute long distances to campus
  • Bruin Resource Center: Provides support to different student communities including students who have been part of the foster care and probation systems, students who are undocumented or a part of mixed-status families, parenting students and students who are taking care of other dependents, students in recovery, students who were formerly incarcerated or impacted by the carceral system and students who have experienced houselessness.
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): Provides counseling and other psychological/mental health services to students. Walk-in hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-4:30pm and Friday 9am-4:30pm in John Wooden Center West. Crisis counseling is also available 24 hours/day at (310) 825-0768.
  • Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center: Provides high quality and accessible ambulatory healthcare and education by caring professionals to support the academic success and personal development of all UCLA students.
  • Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI): Provides links to a wide variety of resources for enhancing physical and psychological well-being, positive social interactions, healthy sleep, healthy eating, healthy physical activity and more.
  • UCLA Recreation: Offers a broad array of services and programs including fitness, yoga, dance, martial arts, meditation, sports, and much more.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Committed to providing an equal learning, working and living environment at UCLA and supports a range of programs to promote these goals campus-wide.
  • UCLA GRIT Coaching Program: GRIT stands for Guidance, Resilience, Integrity and T In this program, UCLA students receive individualized support from trained peer coaches to manage stress, fostering positive social connections, set goals, and navigate campus resources.
  • Bruin Shelter: Provides a safe, supportive environment for fellow college students experiencing homelessness by fostering a collaborative effort between universities, community-based organizations, and service providers.
  • The CPO Food Closet: Provides free food for any UCLA student who may be experiencing hunger and/or struggling to attain food due to financial hardships.
  • Student Legal Services: Provides confidential legal counseling and assistance regarding a wide range of legal issues to all currently registered and enrolled UCLA students. They can help with a variety of concerns including: landlord / tenant relations, accident and injury problems, domestic violence and harassment, criminal matters, immigration, divorces or other family law, automobile purchases, credit, collections, and financial issues, employment matters, health care and consumer problems.
  • Confidential Resources: You can receive confidential support and advocacy at the CARE Advocacy Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, 1st Floor Wooden Center West, CAREadvocate@careprogram.ucla.edu, (310) 206-2465. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) also provides confidential counseling to all students and can be reached 24/7 at (310) 825-0768.
  • Non-Confidential Resources: You can also report gender discrimination, sexual violence or sexual harassment directly to the University’s Title IX Office, 2255 Murphy Hall, titleix@conet.ucla.edu, (310) 206-3417. Reports to law enforcement can be made to UCPD at (310) 825-1491. These offices may be required to pursue an official investigation. Students who have questions about the rights of pregnant/parenting students should contact the Title IX Office as well. The Title IX Office can assist students with reporting options and identifying resources if they believe their rights have been violated.

CAE can provide academic accommodations for pregnant, parenting, and lactating students. If you identify with any of the above, please reach out to the CAE office. Additional resources: Students with Dependents Program https://www.swd.ucla.edu/