The campus recognizes that many students, especially those from segments of the population that have not traditionally been represented in the academy, are unfamiliar with graduate education and will benefit from resources that will acquaint them with academic culture and support their success and development into career professionals.

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These groups include underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, students who identify as LGTBQ, women in departments with less than 25 percent women enrolled, DACA students, graduate students who are parents, veterans or military dependents, students with disabilities, or any other students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Questions?

Email our Director of Diversity Programs.

THE GRADUATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The UCSB Graduate Scholars Program is a comprehensive program designed to provide mentoring, resources and professional development for incoming graduate students from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

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Our Program Mission

We provide academic, professional, and social support systems for students' educational and personal success.

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Mentorship in Action

Mentoring families form the backbone of the Graduate Scholars Program.

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Developing Careers

Graduate Scholars have direct access to academic and professional development activities throughout the year.

RESOURCES AND STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Join a graduate student organization or affinity group, and discover resources to support your cultural, academic, and professional activities at UC Santa Barbara.

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Graduate Student Organizations

We encourage you to further expand your networks by engaging with graduate student affinity groups.

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Graduate Student Resource Center

Meet with a dedicated Diversity and Outreach Peer and other support specialists and peers.

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Academic Counseling

Access academic support, time management strategies, one-on-one counseling and referrals to other campus services.

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Resources on Campus and Beyond

Service centers, advocacy groups, and family resources are available at UCSB and in our local community.

MEET OUR CAMPUS DIVERSITY TEAM

Members of the Graduate Dean’s Advisory Board on Diversity, Department Diversity Officers, and our own Graduate Division Diversity Initiatives team are here to help you find the mentorship and inclusive resources you need to thrive.

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Dean’s Advisory Board on Diversity

Campus leaders, department faculty, and Graduate Division staff are committed to recruiting and supporting diverse graduate student cohorts.

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Department Diversity Officers

Contact your department diversity officer to find advocates and resources in your department.