Counseling and Advising
If you do have any problem at UCLA whatsoever, please do feel free to come to the Chair's office any time (CHS 63-323; phone 310-794-5733).
Members of the entry advising committee are open to talk with you anytime.
The advising committee is open at any time as individuals or as group to hear complaints, thoughts or concerns of individuals or groups.
The current members of the advising committee are:
- David Krantz, Committee Chair
- Elaine Hsiao
- Tom O'Dell
- Felix Schweizer
- Kate Wassum
Consider contacting the Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC) for confidential counseling. They are located in CHS 18-218 and can be reached at (310) 825-9605.
Graduate Division also has put together a helpful list of further help that the campus organizes called Campus Resources.
Another important resource is UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Diversity and Discrimination
UCLA and the NSIDP are committed to maintaining an equal learning and working environment. If you have, or believe to have, witnessed an act of discrimination, please either contact the NSIDP Chair or advising committee or the Equity Office at 310-794-1232.
- Office of students with disabilities can help you get learning help, more time on tests and give advice if you need wheelchair access etc.
- Ombuds Services Gives confidential advice and makes sure your complaint is heard and followed up on.
- The Title IX office provides individual consultations and information about campus policies regarding sexual harassment.
- The office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to help us all in creating a campus that is equitable, fair and transparent. If this does not describe the campus you know, please get in touch with them and discuss your concerns.
The local equity advisors are:
- Medicine Lynn Gordon 310-794-2095
- Life Science Elizabeth Bjork 310-825-6935
- Graduate Education Carlos Grijalva 310-825-8277
Wellness related resources (as of Summer 2018)
Consider contacting the Behavioral Wellness Center for confidential counseling. They are located in CHS 18-218 and can be reached at (310) 825-9605.
- Psychiatric consultation
- Short-term individual psychotherapy
- Information about community based services and resources
- Wellness programming (i.e. stress management, self-care for success, building resiliency)
You can make an appointment online. There is no copay. You are covered through your SHIP and this is available to you since you are part of the DGSOM.
(310) 825-0768 24/7 Crisis Counseling phone support.
CAPS offers a variety of services and workshops. Please visit their website or you can take a walk over to their offices to check out resources they have available, it’s a nice walk over to the west side of the John Wooden Center.
Support in navigating your finances. There are peer counselors and workshops that support topics related to financial wellness. There are also personal tools on the website i.e. budgeting, goal setting.
Search tool for various scholarship and fellowships for graduate students.
Food and personal items are available free of charge for students. The food closet is located in the Student Activities Center Level 1, East Wing. The hours are M-F 8-6pm.
There are some great resources on this site and they have an e-newsletter you can sign-up.
There are summer classes going on now. Did you know you can also rent things like bicycles and camping gear from the rec center? I believe there is a summer membership fee.
These are free fitness classes around campus. The summer schedule is now available.
A listing of some free Summer events:
- finally, almost free: https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/ bring a picnic and enjoy music under the stars! All seats are great.
Perhaps one of these wellness resources will be helpful to you or you know of someone that might need a little nudge or someone to ask them to do one of these things with them.