Sexual Assault and Discrimination Prevention and Support

The following websites are useful to graduate students for knowing their rights and resources:

  • Title IX Office - The Title IX Office provides assistance in resolving and investigating complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence (sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking). Additionally, they provide education and training to raise awareness and expand understanding of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX Office serves the entire UC Santa Cruz community.
  • CARE Advocate Office - CARE is the advocacy office at UC Santa Cruz, providing support and resources for survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. They provide services for students, including graduate students, staff and faculty. They also offer violence prevention education workshops and training. 

  •  Slug Support Program (Emergency Relief) - The UCSAC Slug Support Program was created to provide early intervention to students facing culminating problems and potential crisis. If you have had any number of crisis moments, please contact the Dean's Office to see if they can help you out. Examples of the types of service that are supported through Slug Support:

    • Coordination with campus resources on behalf of a student (i.e. housing, Financial Aid, academis advising, etc.)
    • Financial assistance for food and toiletries
    • Emergency and transitional housing
    • Financial assistance for expenses such as medical co-payments, therapy co-payments, etc.
    • Financial assistance for student employment, internships, researchships
    • Assistance with Cal Fresh program application
    • Referrals for campus and community resources
    • Support to students who are in transition (i.e. taking a leave of absence, academic barrment, etc.)
  • Monarch Services
  • Walnut Avenue Women's Center
  • Counseling & Psycological Services (CAPS)

For more details on anything, please get in touch with any GSA Officer. Attached below is a list of Sexual Violence Sexual Harassment Related Resources for Graduate Students.


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)