Undocumented Student Services (USS)

Undocumented Student Services (USS)

Program Objective

Undocumented Student Services (USS) provides guidance and support to undergraduate and graduate undocumented students at UC Santa Cruz. 


Under the umbrella of the Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP), USS Provides a robust set of academic and personal support programs designed to meet the unique needs of undocumented students so that they many acheive their academic, professional, and personal goals and become active leaders in their communities.


USS is composed of professional staff and peer leaders who advocate for and partner with each student and the larger campus community, to dismantle systemic barriers to their success, uncover the hidden curriculum of higher education, and cultivate a space where they can learn and belong at UC Santa Cruz.


The USS Team is hybrid. Services are being offered in the following formats:

  • Drop-ins | Remote
  • Special Events | In-person
  • Legal Intake Days | Hybrid
  • Academic Advising | Hybrid

Please leave your questions in the intake form linked at the bottom of the page or contact us through email at <eopab540@ucsc.edu>. Allow for up to 2 business days for a response.


USS Programs & Services

  • 540% Slug Extended Orientation
  • First Year Mentorship Program
  • Emergency Funding Program
  • Food Voucher Program
  • Academic Coaching and Case Management
  • USS Peer Mentor Drop-in Hours
  • USS Graduate Student Mentor Drop-in Hours

Annual Events

  • USS Fall Welcome
  • CA Dream Act Clinic
  • End of Year Celebration


Student-led Programming

UndocuSlug Meetings

Graduate School Workshop Series

Health & Wellness Series

Life After College Conference

Legal Services

  • Legal Intake Days
  • UC-Wide Webinars
  • Know Your Rights Workshops

Additional Services

  • Newsletter
  • Social Media