Foster a more welcoming and inclusive UCSC community through individual learning and community action! The DEI resources for UCSC students listed below have been curated by the DEI Committee from a variety of sources to help you on your journey.

General DEI resources
  • UCSC Principles and Community Find information about the We Are Slugs Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students (WAS DEI) program
  • UC Santa Cruz resources Compiled list of various resources accessible to all students
  • UCLA “Know” materials “Know” is curated by UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office and is full of helpful facts and resources on various pressing subjects
  • USC Toolkit In an easy-to-digest manner, USC has designed this toolkit “for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships, both on a micro (individual) and macro (communal) level.” Outlined are various activities intended for groups of 10 to 60 people but great for personal review.
  • USC Background/ Best Practices for DEI Complied list of background resources for learning more about diversity, equity, and inclusion or obtaining a high-level overview on best practices to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion across a university campus
  • Antiracism Programs, Projects, and Resouces Find updates of new resources, projects, events, and antiracist initiatives at UC Santa Cruz.
  • UCSC Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Open to staff, faculty, and graduate students. This program offer participant an in-depth examination of diversity and differences to gain a greater understanding of how we can and why we should work together to build a stronger and more inclusive UC Santa Cruz community
  • The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Home page can navigate resources, programs, committees & initiatives, and more. Also, a message from Chancellor Cindy Larive on Diversity.
  • University of California Diversity
  • UCSC Equity and Equal Protection Office Responsible for administering UCSC’s policies and procedures regarding discrimination and harassment based on race, religion, disability, sex, gender, age, and other protected identities.
  • First Generation Initiative seeks to collaboratively build a network of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who identify as first-generation or as supporters of our first-generation student population.  A great resource for a support system and networking.
Food and basic needs resources
  • Help when you need it. Over 350,000 listings of both private and public resources near you that are ready to help. Enter your zip code to find local resources.
  • Kresge Food-Coop Hours change almost weekly; check Instagram for up-to-date info.
  • Slug Support The goal of the Slug Support Program is to identify students of concern and develop an action plan focusing on retention through the provision of support and resources.
  • CalFresh A nutrition program that can help you stretch your monthly budget! CalFresh can provide eligible students with the ability to buy and eat nutritious and healthy foods!
  • Basic Needs UC Santa Cruz’s online hub for food, housing, health & wellness, and financial support on campus and in the greater Santa Cruz area.
  • Food Pantry Free to all students, the food pantries around campus provide healthy, fresh produce and pantry staples.
  • Additional Off-Campus ResourcesYou must use your UCSC email to view the website contents. Complied list of other great resources. 
Mental Health
  • CAPS calendar  – Various and scheduled support groups offered (e.g., sexual assault, eating awareness, men’s group, undocumented students, black community, etc.), including confidential talks via “Let’s Talk.”
  • Individual Counseling ServicesServices are still available through call or zoom from 9 am-4 pm by scheduling an appointment through email (, call (831) 502-2273, or filling out their appointment request form found on their website.
  • The Cove – The Cove is where Slugs for Health and Growth students and guests can meet other members, learn more about recovery, hang out, and participate in fun and supportive activities with other sober students. Students that are questioning their relationship with alcohol and other drugs are welcome as well.
Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

Are you aware of other resources or initiatives/programs we should include here? Please let us know.