The Cal Veteran Services Center at UC Berkeley expands access and empowers veteran and active duty service member engagement within this public research university. We increase student veteran enrollment, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation. Our work engages individuals and the broader community to facilitate a transformational higher education experience for veterans.
The Disabled Students’ Program (DSP) is committed to ensuring that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at UC Berkeley. We offer a wide range of services for students with disabilities. These services are individually designed, and based on the specific needs of each student as identified by our Disability Specialists.
Counseling Services for Students
The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services is to support the emotional, psychological, educational, social and cultural development of all UC Berkeley students through a wide range of multiculturally based counseling, psychiatric, career, consultation, training and educational services.
Educational Opportunities Program
Provides first generation, low-income, and underrepresented college students with the guidance and resources necessary to succeed at the best public university in the world.
The Attorney for Students advises currently registered Cal students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations. A student legal consultation might include (but is not limited to) one of the following examples: a landlord-tenant dispute, a citation for a criminal infraction or misdemeanor, filing an action in California Small Claims Court, questions related to credit card debt and/or collection actions, issues arising from a car accident or auto insurance, or questions about family law. Please note that Student Legal Services provides counsel and guidance only, and does not represent or advocate for individual students with regard to their potential legal claims or disputes. If your situation requires legal representation, the Attorney for Students will help refer you to appropriate resources. Student Legal Services counsel and guidance is limited to California law only.
This web site contains thousands of pages of recommendations and advice contributed by members of the Berkeley Parents Network, a parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1993, the BPN is run by a group of volunteer parents in their “spare” time. We send out 10-12 email newsletters each week to 26,754 local parents. Many busy parents have taken the time to enlighten and inform us all with their suggestions, their wisdom, and their experience, archived here for all who need it. Please help yourself and use it in the spirit of sharing!
The core services of the Student Parent Center emerged as part of the Women’s Resource Center in the mid 1980’s. Visionary and advocate, Alice Jordan, spearheaded the development of supportive campus policies, programs and resources at the University of California, Berkeley. Until her retirement in 2013, she devoted her entire career to advocacy for the educational and childcare needs of parents and the expansion of access to higher education as a route out of poverty for low-income families.
The UC Berkeley Food Pantry is a direct response to the need among the student population for more resources to fight food insecurity––the lack of nutritious food. With rising fees, textbook costs, and living expenses, it has become increasingly difficult for students to juggle the costs of living with the costs of obtaining a university degree, and thus many students are finding themselves choosing between essentials such as food and the costs of college. The UC Berkeley Food Pantry was established to provide emergency relief to help students continue on to successfully complete and obtain their degrees from the University of California. It is a part of the campus-wide food security efforts.
University Health Services (UHS)
University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health and health promotion services to all Cal students.