Useful UCLA Offices and 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 our services. 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.
Office for Students With Disabilities
OSD'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.
Student Psychological Services
Student Psychological Services (SPS) is a multi-disciplinary mental health center for the UCLA community. Psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatrists are available at two locations, offering 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.
The Center for Women & Men
The Center presents workshops, support groups and referrals on many topics, including medical and legal concerns, child care, self defense, assertiveness training, sexual assault prevention and education, career development, single parenting, health, returning to school and personal relationships. It also provides personal counseling on sexual assault and sexual harassment matters.
Academic Advancement Program (AAP)
AAP Offers tutoring and counseling for certain students. The web site has a good set of writing tips for students who are having trouble writing, as well as general study skills.
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.
Students can get free tutoring for academic skills. They have composition workshops as well as drop-in tutoring at Sunset Village.
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 10,000 academic student employees (TAs, tutors, readers, and others) at 8 campuses of the University of California.
Learn about the University of California Employee Benefits Plan Administration.