Information for Undocumented Students

GSA stands in solidarity with undocumented students. Please reach out to Alessia Cecchet the International Graduate Student Committee Chair, or Yulia Gilichinskaya, our Solidarity Officer, with questions or concerns you may have about your status, or to learn more about how GSA can advocate for you, and access additional resources to support you here on campus. For some electronic resources, please visit:

Undocumented Student Resources through UC Office of the President

UC Undocumented Legal Services Center

UCSC Undocumented Student Services

UCSC Chicano Latino Resource Center


Please see the attached infographics for information on what to do in response to ICE raids.

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UCSC Graduates Demand Equal Pay for Equal Work! 


Our monthly wage is $2434 before tax. This monthly wage is only for the 9 months of the year for which we are employed, totaling $21,906 before tax. Santa Cruz is one of the least affordable counties for renters in the country.


We demand a Cost of Living Adjustment for every* graduate student to bring us out of rent burden. 

At current rates, this amounts to an additonal $1,412 per month.** The COLA must be adjusted annually to keep up with the rental market. 


Adjusting salaries for the cost of living is common in private and public sector jobs in California.s. 


COLA is also a demand to recognize the precarity of our seasonal unemployment as graduate student workers, who make a monthly wage of $2434 but an annual wage of $21,906, because the UC Boss only employs us for 9 months out of the year. 


*Regardless of residence, visa, documentation, employment or funding status

 **Sharing a two- or three-bedroom apartment, based on median rental figures from April 2018 - August 2019 (source: Zillow Rental Index)