About Student Affairs
Student Affairs offers an integrated network of programs, services, and experiences that will connect with the life of every UCLA student during his or her collegiate career. Under the leadership of Vice Chancellor Janina Montero, an organization of more than 20 individual departments combine their expertise to serve our students in virtually every aspect of their lives outside the classroom.
Our programs start their work long before students enter UCLA. In many cases, our connection begins as early as elementary and middle school. We have a variety of administrative programs that provide outreach to more than 125 middle and high schools, offering students and their families information about admission requirements, assistance in curriculum planning and educational and skills building support. We also serve as advisors for several dozen student-initiated programs that provide tutoring and mentorship for students from elementary through high school throughout the city.
UCLA typically receives more than 90,000 applications for admission each year – more than any other campus in the country. For the students who ultimately become Bruins, our services continue with financial aid assistance, registration and enrollment, and on-campus housing. In a typical year, our Financial Aid Office will process some form of assistance for more than 21,000 UCLA students. The Registrar’s Office tracks courses and grades for 39,000-plus students from their first day on campus until they graduate. On-campus housing not only provides “room and board” for over 16,000 Bruins each year, but offers an enormous variety of academic support programs, cultural programs, and opportunities for personal development.
We also offer more targeted services to interested students through programming centers whose clients include such diverse populations as graduate students, transfer students, international students, LGBT students, student veterans, parenting students, and many more. UCLA is gratified to see a growing diversity in the backgrounds and experiences of our student community, and we are constantly seeking ways to keep our programs and services in step with these changed.
Another critical area of needs for our students - and one in which Student Affairs plays the central role for our campus – might be called “health and wellness.” Student healthcare is a top priority, and we offer comprehensive medical care through our Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, including access to one of the highest rated hospitals in the nation, located on the UCLA campus. Likewise, our Counseling and Psychological Services office offers care options that range from wellness workshops to group therapy and long-term individual counseling. Our health services offer a variety of health education programs and internet-based self-screening opportunities.
We also take the “pro-active” approach to student wellness through our UCLA Recreation department that operates 14 different recreation venues with dozens of exercise and fitness programs, intramural athletic competition, and facilities for individual workouts. Adaptive recreation is also a growing area for our campus, as we develop recreational opportunities to accommodate a wide range of physical challenges.