Useful UCLA Offices and Services

Student Services

UCLA Ombuds Office
The Ombuds Office has served thousands of students, staff, and faculty for the past 30 years, assisting them with a myriad of concerns; including academic issues, situations involving harassment and discrimination, and workplace disputes.  When conflicts arise, campus ombudspersons can facilitate communication and provide an opportunity for informal and confidential resolution.  As neutrals, ombudspersons are committed to seeking fair and equitable solutions to problems and ensuring the confidentiality of those who use this service.  The staff provides a comfortable environment to air your concerns.  Many have complimented us on the courtesy and sensitivity with which their concerns are handled.  In addition to responding to individual situations, the Ombuds Office is regularly invited to help resolve conflicts within departments and campus organizations.

Center for Accessible Education (formerly the Office for Students with Disabilities)
CAE's services are designed to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities.  The philosophy and mission of the program is to encourage independence, assist students in realizing their academic potential, and to facilitate the elimination of physical, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS is a multi-disciplinary mental health center for the UCLA community.  Psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists offer individual and group counseling, and psychotherapy to students; consultation, outreach, prevention, and education to students, staff and faculty; and training programs for graduates in the mental health professions. Services in multiple languages are available.

Title IX/Sexual Harassment Prevention Office
The Title IX office takes reports of sexual violence, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and gender discrimination.  The Title IX Coordinator ensures that all complaints are handled in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Tutorial Services

Academic Advancement Program (AAP)
UCLA’s Academic Advancement Program (AAP) is the nation’s largest university-based student diversity program.  AAP welcomes students of all races, ethnicities, and social backgrounds who enter UCLA as high achievers and have demonstrated the potential to excel at UCLA, and whose academic profiles indicate that they would benefit most from AAP’s guidance and support.  Many AAP students come from low-income families, are the first in their family to go to college, are recent immigrants, and/or come from populations that are historically underrepresented at the university.  AAP encourages and promotes academic achievement and excellence by providing students with peer learning, academic counseling, graduate and professional school mentoring, research opportunities and stipends, scholarships and opportunities to participate in innovative science programs.

Academic Counseling
The Academic Counseling web page provides undergraduates a variety of counseling services including: 1) Assistance with program planning 2)  Assessment of degree requirements 3) Help in choosing a major 4) Counseling regarding scholastic difficulty 5) Discussion of options and alternatives 6) Group counseling sessions on specific topics 7) Requests for exceptions to regulations 8) Pre-health and pre-law open counseling sessions 9) Departmental Counseling Assistants (CAs).  New undergraduates are encouraged to obtain counseling prior to enrollment in classes and are required to do so by the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Undergraduate Writing Center
The Undergraduate Writing Center is a free service for all UCLA students. They provide one-on-one appointments at three locations on campus: A61 Humanities, Rieber Hall 115 and Powell 228. Please visit their website for location hours. They work with students on course papers, capstone projects, senior thesis papers or application materials (resumes, CVs, statements of purpose or cover letters).

Administration and Related Links

UCLA Dean of Students
This office exists to assist students with any questions about the University.  The web site contains information about University policy on cheating and plagiarism.

UAW Local 2865
UAW Local 2865 is the union representing 14,000 academic student employees (TAs, tutors, readers, and others) at 8 campuses of the University of California.

UCOP Compensation and Benefits
Learn about the University of California Employee Benefits Plan Administration.