The current political climate has brought on strong reactions for many of our students, staff, and faculty. Many in our vibrant community have been impacted by the executive orders being signed. At UCSB, we deeply value our global and diverse community and remain committed to inclusivity and belongingness for all in our campus community. We take a stance against discrimination and oppression in any form. We support our international students, staff, and faculty. We encourage any student who is struggling with the personal impact of the political climate, experiencing negative treatment, threats or more subtle forms of oppression because of race or ethnicity, religious affiliation, country of origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other aspect of identity to seek support from the many student services on campus who are committed to supporting our community (Office of Student Life, Office of International Students & Scholars, Educational Opportunity Program, Multicultural Center, Health & Wellness, Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Undocumented Student Services, Women’s Center, to name a few). While reactions to the political climate do not necessarily warrant a psychological response, CAPS is a resource for students feeling distressed related- or unrelated to the political climate – available 24/7 at (805) 893-4411.
Welcome to CAPS!
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families.
All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options.