Resource Centers

Academic Advancement Program (AAP)

AAP programs and services are linked together by an underlying belief that all AAP students have earned their academic right to be at UCLA and have demonstrated the academic potential to excel at, and graduate from, UCLA. Our mission is carried out in a coordinated and integrated manner by a professional and para-professional student staff who share in a common vision and sense of purpose. Our programs and services are proactive rather than reactive, comprehensive rather than fragmented, and oriented toward furthering the long-term academic and personal growth of AAP students – rather than merely solving or mitigating immediate problems. Moreover, AAP encourages and promotes academic achievement and excellence.

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UCLA Career Center

The UCLA Career Center offers services and resources to help UCLA students, UC graduates and employers reach their goals. As a UCLA student, from the first day you arrive, we can introduce you to an array of career possibilities and internships and help you explore the link between your major and career choices. As a UC alumnus or alumna, we can assist you in transitioning from your current occupation to your next dream job anywhere in the United States.

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Bruin Resource Center

The UCLA Bruin Resource Center (BRC) can enrich your experience by providing valuable resources, services and learning opportunities and by promoting a supportive and inclusive campus community. The BRC serves all UCLA students, with a particular focus on current and former foster youth, students with dependents, students in recovery, undocumented students, and students impacted by the criminal justice system. The BRC also offers programs that promote holistic development and education of the student and the larger campus community, such as the Intergroup Dialogue Program.

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Community Programs Office (CPO)

The mission of the Community Programs Office, UCLA’s cross-cultural center, is to build and nurture an inclusive and diverse community of scholars and leaders who are committed to giving back to historically marginalized communities by engaging, educating, and empowering students to develop and execute student-initiated, student-run outreach, service and retention programs.We are committed to developing a new generation of dynamic leaders by shaping our students to become motivated, responsible, and critically conscious individuals and fostering a safe and positive environment where students can use their education as a vehicle for social change through direct action in the community.

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Undergraduate Writing Center

Our goal is not only to help students with a particular writing assignment but also to help them become more effective and confident writers. We offer support at any point in the writing process: when writers are starting a writing assignment; after they have written a draft or part of a draft; after they have gotten feedback from a professor or TA and want to begin revising; as they are polishing a paper and want help in learning how to proofread and edit their own writing. Serving as attentive and experienced readers, peer learning facilitators (PLFs) work collaboratively with writers and tailor sessions to the writers’ needs and concerns.

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Academic Affairs Commission

The Academic Affairs Commission serves as an advocate for the undergraduate Associated Students on all matters of educational policy and academic affairs. 

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to support your mental health needs as you pursue your academic goals. Our services are designed to foster the development of healthy well-being necessary for success in a complex global environment. We are pleased to offer a variety of services to meet your needs.

RISE Center

The RISE (Resilience In Your Student Experience) Center, is an affiliate program and physical extension of UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The RISE Center is a holistic wellness hub that provides an array of programs, classes, trainings, and self-directed resources to foster and support resilience, connection, and well-being for our UCLA community. Services are free of cost to students and are led by a team of healing practitioners, mental health experts, prevention educators, wellness advisors, and student ambassadors. We champion best practices around equipping students with social-emotional skills, embracing difference and diversity, and elevating the concept of "mental health" as an every-day habit so that students can meet their full capacity for personal success. Our wellness oasis offers inclusive, accessible services such as meditation, yoga, peer coaching, and other mind-body modalities. Please email RISE@caps.ucla.edu to schedule an intake with a resilience advisor or stop by the RISE Center in Lu Valle Commons Basement for more info. 

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LGBTQ+ Campus Resource Center

The UCLA LGBTQ Campus Resource Center has proudly been serving the UCLA community for 20 years. We provide a comprehensive range of education and advocacy services supporting intersectional identity development as well as fostering unity, wellness, and an open, safe, and inclusive environment for UCLA’s LGBTQ community. The LGBTQ CRC affirms folks of all sexual and gender identities and serves the entire UCLA community – undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We welcome you to engage with us by stopping by the Center, attending our programming, utilizing our services, or participating in allyship training.

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Undocumented Student Program 

The Undocumented Student Program (USP), within the UCLA Bruin Resource Center (BRC), supports undocumented students by providing caring, personalized services and resources that enable students to reach their highest potential. Through a variety of programs, workshops, and partnerships with students, campus allies, and community stakeholders, USP strives to support all members of the UndocuBruin community. By advocating for educational equity, empowering students, and fostering a campus environment, USP celebrates the unique contributions of all its members.

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UCLA Financial Aid & Scholarships 

Welcome future Bruins! Our website will provide you with extensive information about financial aid and scholarships at UCLA. When you are admitted to UCLA, you and your family might have a lot of questions about how financial aid works and how you can use it to help cover the cost of tuition, housing, and other necessities. Financial Aid and Scholarships is dedicated to helping each family create a strategy that works for them. Thanks to the numerous options available, a UCLA education is very affordable.

Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS)

The UCLA Program for Excellence in Education and Research in the Sciences (PEERS) is an intensive two year program for the freshman and sophomore years. PEERS is committed to promoting academic excellence and professional development for students dedicated to careers in the life or physical sciences or mathematics. The primary objective of the program is to increase the number of students who develop a strong foundation in the sciences and make teaching and/or research a part of their life’s work.

Undergraduate Research Center - Sciences

The Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences serves current UCLA undergraduates and faculty in all areas of the life and physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Our primary mission is to promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate student research with the overall goal of enhancing undergraduate education and preparing students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, for academic and research careers. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our programs and services. We look forward to meeting you!

UCLA Financial Wellness Program 

The mission of UCLA’s Financial Wellness Program is to empower all Bruins to confidently navigate their finances in a way that supports their overall well-being. This program fosters financial literacy skills through workshops, coaching and online educational efforts. Additionally, we aim to encourage students to know who, when and why to ask for help. Overall, the program centralizes and advocates for student economic support services on campus. 

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Undergraduate Research Center - Humanities

The Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences serves all students in humanities, arts, social science, and behavioral science disciplines. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our programs and services. We look forward to meeting you!