Undocumented Student Services (USS)

Under the umbrella of EOP, the Undocumented Student Services (USS) provides a robust set of services and support to ensure the graduation and retention of undocumented students at UC, Santa Cruz.  The services are composed of peer mentors and an academic advisor who provide personal, academic, financial, and legal support to all UCSC undocumented students.

USS provides resources such as:

  • Peer Mentoring and Personal Support

  • Scholarship/Fellowship information
  • UndocuSlug Newsletter: Newsletter with information relative to the needs of undocumented students.

  • UndocuSlug Meetings: Safe space for undocumented students to build community

  • 540% Extended Orientation Program

  • Help Navigating Graduate School
  • Legal Assistance through UC Immigrant Legal Services Center

  • Snack Closet

  • Fresh Produce Distribution
  • Free printing (up to 10 pages/day)

  • Emergency Funding
  • Workshops and Events, such as:

    • DACA Clinic

    • CA Dream Act Workshop

    • Independent Contracting/ Working While Undocumented Information

    • Life After College

    • Off-Campus Housing

    • Mental Health

    • Budgeting