Student Success Initiatives

Student Success Initiatives
Housed within the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Success Initiatives (SSI) aim to provide students the personal, academic, and professional support and development to thrive and succeed at UCI and beyond. SSI is a learning community that empowers students to be productive and engaged in their academic careers and personal endeavors.

Learn more about SSI services and resources here.


Student Success Initiatives
2200 Student Services II
Phone: (949) 824-1142

Office of Campus Social Work

The Office of Campus Social Work supports UCI students during situations and crises that may be impacting their personal and academic well-being through short-term resource referrals and long-term case management. Services are available to the entire UCI community at no cost.

Learn more about these services here.

By appointment only. Referral by faculty or staff member required.

UCI Graduate Division

UCI’s Graduate Division offers academic, fellowship, research, social and logistic resources for graduate students and post-doctoral scholars.

Learn more about these resources here.

The UC Irvine Graduate Division recognizes that many of our graduate students have families or are considering becoming parents. We are committed to providing a supportive and family-friendly environment on campus so that students can meet both their academic and familial needs. Graduate students with families or graduate students looking to start a family can explore their resources here.

120 Aldrich Hall
Phone: (949) 824-4611

Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholar Resource Center

The GPSRC exists to enrich the experiences of our graduate and postdoc community by providing coordinated services, events, programs, information and support.

The GPSRC provides academic and professional support for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by offering workshops, certificate programs and academic courses on the following subjects: professional development, writing support, communication, preparation of grant and fellowship funding applications, wellness, work-life balance and mentoring.

Learn more about GPSRC here.

3100 Gateway Study Center
Phone: (949) 824-3849

Graduate Division Counselor

Phong Luong, Psy.D. is here to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with their academic journey. This includes additional academic support, time management skills, effective communication skills, and referrals to campus or community resources

120 Aldrich Hall
Phone: (949) 824-0246


Campus Assault Resources and Education
CARE offers free and confidential support services to members of the UCI community impacted by sexual assault, relationship abuse, family violence and/or stalking. This includes consultations, advocacy and referrals to community agencies, individual and group counseling, trainings and workshops and campus-wide prevention programming. CARE also provides resources and information on developing and maintaining healthy relationships, sexual assault, personal safety and gender issues.

Learn more about CARE services and resources here.

G320 Student Center
Phone: 949‑824‑7273


Cross-Cultural Center
UCI’s CCC offers a friendly atmosphere, supportive environment and opportunities for students to be involved in campus activities and programs to celebrate the cultural diversity of the university’s student body. The CCC provides meeting spaces and is “home” to 40+ affiliated student organizations. At its core, the CCC endeavors to promote the education and celebration of a “multicultural sensibility” as we evolve within a global world.

CCC student umbrella organizations include the Black Student Union (BSU), Alyansa ng mga Kababayan, American Indian Student Association (AISA), Asian Pacific Student Association (APSA) and Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (MEChA).

Learn more about the CCC here.

Located on Ring Road directly across from Starbucks and Aldrich Hall
Phone: (949) 824-7215


Student Outreach and Retention Center
The mission of the SOAR Center at UC Irvine is to cultivate a community of authentic student leaders that aspire to develop innovative student-initiated outreach and retention programs that foster critical dialogue, mentorship and shift the educational paradigm to improve college access, readiness, and retention rates for historically marginalized communities in higher education.

SOAR is a dynamic space that empowers student scholars through praxis to advocate and develop a transformative and equitable educational environment where students can use their education as a vehicle for social impact.

Learn more about SOAR Center here.

106 Gateway Study Center
Phone: (949) 824-5762

UCI Womxn's Center for Success

The Womxn’s Center for Success at UC Irvine advances gender equity by raising consciousness on social justice concepts, fostering personal growth, building community connections, encouraging identity development, and increasing access to resources that support holistic wellness.

The Womxn’s Center for Success provides resources and services for free to our community:

  • Menstruation products
  • STI prevention items
  • Feminist Literature Library
  • Hot water & tea
  • Academic supplies
  • FRESH Basic Needs snacks
  • Lactation/Wellness Room
  • Wellness Support
  • Success appointments
  • Collaboration appointments


Director, Sydney A. Torres

P: 949-824-8861
On-Campus – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Remote – Monday, Wednesday
Schedule an in-person appointment with Sydney
Schedule a zoom appointment with Sydney

Assistant Director, Erika Cortez

P: 949 -824-0621
Remote – Tuesday
Schedule an in-person appointment with Erika




4th Floor Student Center South
RISE Suite – Rooted In Student Empowerment
Irvine, CA 92697-5125

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


DREAM Center

The UCI DREAM Center stands with and serves those impacted by immigration policy through advancing systemic change, deconstructing oppressive policies, and fostering community. We work towards personal growth, collective healing, and visible change.

Learn more about the UCI Dream Center here.

Located at the Anteater Community Resource Center (ACRC) at the end of Lot 5 next to Mesa Court
Phone: (949) 824-6390


Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
The LGBTRC offers support, education and advocacy from an intersectional perspective regarding sexual orientation/attraction and gender identity. The LGBTRC is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming environment for UCI’s diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ally communities. See the “Resources” drop-down menu on the website for resources including support groups, and local, national, health, and spiritual organization information.

Visit the LGBTRC website here.

G301 Student Center
Phone: (949) 824-3277

Anteater Recreation Center

Anteater Recreation Center
The ARC serves as an integral part of university life by offering diverse sports, recreational and fitness activities that are fun, vigorous, healthy and conducive to personal wellness. The ARC supports UCI’s academic mission by creating a climate that motivates individuals to embrace a healthy lifestyle, build social communities and develop leadership opportunities that contribute to anteater pride.

Learn more about the ARC here.

680 California Ave
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: (949) 824-5346

UCI Be Well

As part of UC Irvine’s commitment to helping all members of our community prioritize mental health and personal wellness, UCI Be Well offers a tool for searching UCI wellness programs and initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff in areas of emotional, physical, academic, social, cultural, career, financial, sexual, environmental, and spiritual wellness.

From workshops and programs to counseling and basic needs support, UCI Be Well combines a vast array of available campus resources here.

UCI Latinx Resource Center

The Latinx Resource Center (LRC) was founded in 2019 to raise awareness of the social, political, economic, historical, and cultural realities of the Chicanx/Latinx communities. We accomplish this mission by offering resources, programs, and a space where cultura, arte, and academia are interconnected. Our vision is that these efforts will broaden access, increase retention and ensure a clear pathway to graduation through the empowerment of  Chicanx and Latinx students.

UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources and Research
  • The mission of the Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research (CBCRR) is to provide a just, safe, vibrant, inclusive, culturally supportive, and socio-ecologically sustainable space – a home away from home – where Black students can thrive and reach for their highest potential. Our focus is on health, wellness, vitality, and academic success.
UCI Office of Campus Organizations

The Office of Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs’ mission is to empower students to discover and nurture their talents and interests to influence campus spirit and community culture. We promote leadership development by providing registered campus organization resources, student leadership advising, and community engagement opportunities for the campus community.  

Center for Student Leadership

The Center for Student Leadership is the central hub of student leadership at UCI. The CSL has been designed to support student leadership programming across the campus by serving as a connection point between students seeking opportunities to develop and apply leadership skills and faculty and staff who oversee leadership and development opportunities.

Office of the Dean of Students

A Message from the Dean of Students

Welcome! As the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Life & Leadership and Dean of Students, I oversee a fantastic group of departments that make up the cluster of Student Life & Leadership. As educators, we take great pride in engaging leadership and character development in all of our students. We provide a wide range of involvement opportunities for students to grow, develop, and challenge themselves. UCI has a rich history of promoting student leadership through diverse student experiences and our staff work hard to cultivate opportunities for educational growth.


If you want to keep up with all of the great programs and events going on at UCI, I encourage you to follow me on Twitter @DeanRameen. As an Anteater alumnus, I love what I do and am always looking for that moment when we can connect through a simple “fist-bump”. 


Please visit for links and information about all of our programs and departments. 


Dr. Rameen Talesh
Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students

UCI International Center

The International Center advances and facilitates international engagement at UCI to enhance the academic and personal experience of the international community. The International Center staff is committed to serving campus constituents through advising, immigration services, programming, advocacy, and outreach.

UCI Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct

The Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct is responsible for ensuring that students comply with and understand university policies related to academic integrity and student conduct by promoting student learning and development

UCI Sustainability Resource Center

UC Irvine’s legacy of sustainability began when shovel first hit dirt at the dedication of the campus by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The interdisciplinary applied focus of UC Irvine’s founding academic units continues to animate the campus. Today, UCI continues to go beyond the classroom to put research to work to improve lives, the community, and the world.

UCI Volunteer Programs

In alignment with the overall mission of the Office of the Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs (COVP), our goal is to provide opportunities for community engagement and leadership development. Through mutually beneficial campus and community partnerships, students explore social issues by engaging in direct service, reflection, and critical dialogue. We aspire to be a resource that encourages and empowers the campus community to become globally conscious leaders.