Graduate Student Welfare

Graduate Student Welfare

Earning a graduate degree is both rewarding and challenging.  Along the way there can be bumps in the road, personally and professionally.  When those things happen, we have a variety of resources to help.
 
  • UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides mental health care and resources for all registered students, including individual and/or group treatment, urgent services and referrals when needed.
  • For issues related to your ability to make progress toward the degree, including advising issues, funding issues, and interpersonal conflicts, both the Vice Chair for Graduate Studies (Todd Millstein, ) and the Director of Graduate Student Affairs Officer (Joseph Brown, ) are available to provide advice and assistance. The CS department also has a Graduate Student Welfare Committee consisting of faculty who have volunteered to be available to help in such situations, and you can feel free to contact any one of them.  Currently the committee members are Rich Korf (), Todd Millstein (), Amit Sahai () and Yizhou Sun ().  We strive to maintain confidentiality when possible.
  • The UCLA Office of Ombuds Services is a place where members of the UCLA community can go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes, or complaints on an informal basis. In order to afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the Office is independent, neutral and confidential.