African American Studies Wellness Lounge

The Department of African American Studies is very proud to be able to provide a comfortable work and relaxation space. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or water while you study, relax, or chat with your colleagues and faculty. The wellness lounge is located in Rolfe Hall 1322.

How Can Academic Advisors Support Me?

Virtual Academic Counseling

The academic counseling drop-in hours are Tuesday’s from 1pm-2pm via Zoom.

Help & Support- Ask a Question to our Student Affairs Officer

The MyUCLA Message Center allows students to submit academic questions to the Student Affairs Officer electronically. Please sign in to the Message Center by using your UCLA Logon. Please note that using the Message Center is highly encouraged instead of email.


Faculty Resources

Campus Resources

For COVID-19 Updates and Resources, click here.

The Academic Advancement Program, known on the UCLA campus as AAP, promotes academic achievement and excellence through academic advising, collaborative learning workshops, mentoring to prepare for graduate studies and professional schools, summer bridge programs for entering freshmen and transfer students, and scholarships for students. Many students in AAP come from high-need families, are the first in their families to go to college, are recent immigrants, or come from populations that have been historically underrepresented at the university.

Bruin Resource Center (BRC)

The Bruin Resource Center (BRC) serves all UCLA students, with a particular focus on:

The BRC also offers programs that promote holistic development and education of the student and the larger campus community.

Career Center

The UCLA Career Center provides a wide range of programs and services exclusively for UCLA students. From individual career counseling, internships & international opportunities, online resume critiques to a UCLA Alumni Network! To learn more about Career Center services, visit the UCLA Career Center overview of student services.

Center for Accessible Education (CAE)

The CAE is designed to meet the unique educational needs of regularly enrolled UCLA students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities. CAE is committed to adding value to the UCLA community by: Facilitating access to services that contribute to positive student outcomes, fostering an atmosphere of shared responsibility in providing accommodations, and promoting an atmosphere of respect and inclusion. The CAE is here to provide access to you in meeting your educational challenges successfully.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

CAPS is a multidisciplinary student mental health center for the UCLA campus. CAPS supports the academic and student development missions of the University and the Division of Student Affairs.  They are here to support your mental health needs as you pursue your academic goals. Services are designed to foster the development of healthy well-being necessary for success in a complex global environment. Here is the 24/7 number – 310-825-0768

Campus Resources for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

For more information on the range of services related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, click here.

Scholarship & Funding Resources

Center for Study of Women (CSW) Support for Graduate Students

Award, grant, and fellowship opportunities for graduate students from the Center for Study of Women.

EDUMED Resources & Scholarships for African American Students:

This guide provides a list of scholarship award programs for the Black community, gives tips on how to make your scholarship application shine, and offers additional resources that provide support to African-American students from enrollment through graduation and beyond.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Scholarship Resources available to first-generation, undocumented or DACA students.

Black Bruins Resources

Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Bunche Center 

The Bunche Center will be selecting five postdoctoral scholars for the academic year of  2022-23 through the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. 
All interested applicants should first apply to the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PPFP).

For more information about the program, please visit the PPFP website.

Volunteer at The Academy Project
The Academy Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of foster and homeless youth throughout South Los Angeles. They are currently searching for volunteers for the upcoming school year to help mentor and assist in our afterschool programs.

For more information about the volunteer opportunity click here .

Student Organizations

Afrikan Student Union

ASU exists to promote, protect, and serve the interest and educational rights of individual and collective needs of the Afrikan student body, and community within the context of the struggle for Afrikan liberation. This body is inclusive of all people.

Webpage: http://www.blackbruins.org

Black Graduate Students Association

The primary purpose of the BGSA shall be to promote a professional, informative, and social network for Black graduate and professional students in order to ensure their retention and continued academic success at UCLA. In addition, the BGSA serves to make the UCLA community aware of and responsive to the needs and concerns of Black graduate and professional students and advocates for persons of the African Diaspora within the University and the surrounding area.

Email: bgsa@ucla.edu

Other Resources

MoneyGeek

Money Geek is a website that offers advice and access to tools that can help you make personal financial decisions. Please find the links below to access some tips, guidelines, and informational features on how to achieve financial wellness.

Webpage: https://www.moneygeek.com/

MoneyGeek POC Topic Features:

RealWorld

RealWorld is an app that acts as a one-stop location for tips and micro “playbook” lessons that help you learn about the budgeting and financial topics of your choosing as you transition into a more independent lifestyle.