Explore UC Davis Health and Well-being Resources

We've collaborated with numerous campus organizations to bring together a listing all of the diverse healthy resources that are offered across the UC Davis community. Use the search box below and start discovering how we are making UC Davis the healthiest community in the nation! 

→ 24/7 Sexual Assault Emergency Response 

Speak confidentially with an on-call advocate at the UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) in highly unsafe situations and/or for sexual assault that has occurred within the past 5 days. Call (916) 734-3799 (UC Davis Health) or (530) 752-3299 (Davis Campus).

→ AB540 and Undocumented Student Center 

Built on the foundation of educational equity and opportunity, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center at UC Davis strives to empower undocumented students, their families and members of the community in being informed leaders and active participants in our communities. The Center strives to educate and build awareness of changing policies affecting California's undocumented population. We acknowledge that immigration status is one aspect of an individual’s identity that does not solely define a person or their capacity. We promote a holistic approach to recruitment and retention of students in higher education, taking into account a student’s mental, emotional, and financial well-being.

→ Academic and Staff Assistance Program

The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) provides confidential, cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation, and referral services for all UC Davis/UC Davis Health faculty, staff and their adult family members.

→ Academic Assistance and Tutoring Center 

Supports students in developing the academic competence and confidence that will empower them to succeed at UC Davis.

→ Administrative Management Group (ADMAN)

The University of California, Davis Administrative Management Group (ADMAN) is a professional organization of middle managers with an impressive track record of accomplishing its goals and objectives. ADMAN has acted as a broad-based planning resource group for the administration for many years. The group is committed to enhancing the individual member’s effectiveness in their area of responsibility. ADMAN also functions as a network of peers who meet to discuss management and problem-solving issues.

→ Aggie Blue to Gold Financial Wellness Program

The UC Davis Financial Aid and Scholarship office has created this program that teaches students about financial wellness. You can meet with one of their peer advisors and view presentations. The program features a slew of online tools that can help you learn more about:

→ Aggie Compass

The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, receive CalFresh enrollment assistance and help finding stable housing.

→ Aggie Compass | Basic Needs Center 

The mission of Aggie Compass is to help mitigate the effects of food and housing insecurity on students, while working to change policy, systems and environment that will affect long term change. The Aggie Compass is a comfortable space for students to build community and learn about basic needs resources, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables, receive CalFresh enrollment assistance and help finding stable housing.

Walk in: Memorial Union (next to the UC Davis Market)
Phone: 530-752-9254

→ Aggie Info and Help Line

The Aggie Info and Help Line has a trained student staff from the Aggie Public Health Ambassador Program to respond to questions regarding COVID-related return-to-campus concerns. This info line is part of the Aggie Compass Basic Needs Center and addresses non-crisis questions as well as provide referrals. Answers are provided through information available on public official campus web pages. Visit their site to find FAQs or submit your own. You can also call 530-752-4636 from 9am-7pm Monday-Friday.

→ Aggie Public Health Ambassadors

Aggie Public Health Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate students who are promoting healthy behavior choices to reduce transmission of COVID-19 through campus protocols and monitoring campus locations. They will be handing out face coverings, pointing out COVID-19 screening locations, and tips on staying healthy. Their website has more information on how to share responsibility and accountability.

→ Aggies for Recovery

Aggies for Recovery aims to provide students who are struggling with addiction or dependency of any kind with a support system of like-minded individuals and a safe space to discuss personal issues.  The group members work toward abstinence, but welcome people in all stages of recovery. RISE stands for Recover, Inspire, Support, Empower. It is an official student group on the UC Davis campus. 

→ Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Intervention Services (ATOD)

Offered by Student Health and Counseling Services, ATOD provides alcohol/drug assessments, interventions and referrals through education, groups, risk reduction and relapse prevention counseling. ATOD Intervention Services works to empower students to make healthy and responsible choices concerning use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Strategies to reduce ATOD-related barriers to academic and social success are primary intervention goals.

→ Arboretum and Public Garden

UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden spans the campus’s 5300-plus acres and includes the historic Arboretum a rare stream and grassland ecosystem managed for teaching, research, wildlife and habitat protection. We steward our campus grounds as a resource for encouraging our students and community members to become environmental leaders, for the public to learn about climate change and the importance of regionally appropriate landscaping, for visitors to informally explore the academic richness of UC Davis.

→ Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA)

The mission of APASA is to promote the general welfare and interests of the Asian Pacific American faculty, staff and students at UC Davis. APASA members:

  • Serve as leaders and official representatives of the Asian Pacific American community at UC Davis
  • Strengthen professional and social relationships between Asian Pacific American staff, faculty and the University
  • Encourage recruitment, hiring and retention of Asian Pacific American staff and faculty at UC Davis
  • Promote career and personal development opportunities for the Asian Pacific American staff and faculty at UC Davis
  • Promote, pursue and implement diversity on the UC Davis campus

Subscribe to our e-mail listserv by contacting APASA Board at apasaboard@ucdavis.edu. Join us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram!

→ Biking at UC Davis

Bicycling is the #1 mode of transportation at UC Davis. Get info on registering a new bike, participating ongoing cycling education or making biking part of your commute.

Campus Council on Community and Diversity (CCC&D)

The Campus Council on Community and Diversity (CCC&D), is an advisory body to the Chancellor and the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. The overarching responsibility for the Council is to provide both campus leaders and the campus community with advice concerning ways to strengthen and maintain the bonds of community at UC Davis. In particular, the charge includes providing advice on:

  • Actions required to ensure that our students, faculty, staff and administration better reflect the richness of California's ethnic and cultural diversity.
  • Strategies to ensure that the environment of UC Davis is welcoming and inclusive of the cultural differences and knowledge bases of all Californians and, indeed, of all people of the world

→ Campus Ready

The Campus Ready website has materials and resources for UC Davis students & families, staff & faculty, and Davis community members about guidance returning to campus. Currently, this information focuses on spreading the word about healthy behaviors & practices, public health policies, and COVID-related information (ie. testing, vaccine information, workplace, etc.)

 Campus Recreation

UC Davis Campus Recreation is an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome regardless of background or level of experience. With six centers, 11 program areas and five outdoor fields, Campus Recreation can help you find your center.


→ Campus Recreation Craft Center 

The Craft Center is the perfect place to learn a skill or perfect an art form you're already familiar with. We offer small class sizes, so students can plenty of hands-on interaction and advice from our instructors. These classes are also recreational, creating a stress-free environment where you can just focus on being creative!

We have on campus has 10 different studios in which students and community members can work on their projects. Anyone with prior experience in a particular type of art may use our studio space after purchasing a Quarter / Day Pass.

→ Career Development and Counseling

Part of what makes UC Davis a great place to work is the opportunity to excel in your career. We offer resources and classes designed to help you at each phase of your career. Through these tools, you will be able to further develop your talents and skills, and apply them to your role.

→ Career Leadership and Wellness Center at Veterinary Medicine Mental Health 

Mental health counselors dedicated to providing quality, confidential care to our professional DVM students to help foster their personal and professional success.

→ Center for Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) 

A program within the UC Davis Office of the Provost, is dedicated to reducing the incidence and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence. CARE provides confidential advocacy, support, and healing services to survivors of sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking. They also facilitate prevention programming and professional training, and serve as subject matter experts with regard to victim dynamics, impact of trauma, bystander intervention, and social norm change.

→ Center for African Diaspora Student Success 

Focused on the retention, persistence, and graduation of all undergraduate students of the African diaspora at the University of California, Davis. As a team, we systemize institutional collaborations and academic partnerships to create a synergistic approach tailored toward African diaspora student success.

→ Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success (CCLASS) 

The core mission of CCLASS is to provide an academic support space where students thrive as scholars and unique individuals. The center's practices and services are grounded in the following three priorities:

  • Access: Get connected to community, academic, and social support.
  • Academics: Learn strategies and best practices for the classroom.
  • Empowerment: Discover leadership and career development opportunities and explore employment opportunities.

Visit the center to take a break, receive help from academic specialists, access peer advising and counseling, and much more.

→ Center for Professional Practice of Nursing

The Center for Professional Practice of Nursing (CPPN) works towards providing quality education for nurses and allied health professionals at UC Davis Health and the community through the changes in environment and climate impacting the practice. They are committed to supporting individuals to advance to their paths of speciality practices and certifications. CPPN wants to reflect both premium patient care and professional satisfaction. The CPPN based education is free of charge for UC Davis Health staff. These learning opportunities serve as a hub throughout Northern California via in-person instruction, distance learning, and online-based education programs.

→ Chancellor's Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual Issues (CCLGBTQIA)

The Chancellor’s Committee on LGBTQIA+ Communities (CCLGBTQIA+) is committed to advancing equity, building intersectional coalitions, fostering the health and well-being of our communities, and creating a more inclusive campus environment. The committee advocates to the Chancellor and senior administrators on the needs and concerns of UC Davis LGBTQIA+ communities, and strives to support our communities with relevant resources, connection to community, and networking opportunities.

We are a staff, faculty and student organization open to all UC Davis affiliates who share an interest in promoting campus LGBTQIA+ initiatives and the well-being of LGBTQIA+ members of the UC Davis and UC Davis Health campus.

→ Clinician Health and Wellbeing

The UC Davis Health Clinician Health and Well-being Program (CHWB) is committed to supporting the well-being and health of our clinicians, enabling them to continue to provide high quality patient care. The program was initiated in 2017 by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in partnership with a number of UC Davis Health departments. The program houses a multidisciplinary education program that is dedicated to improving the lives of clinicians through education and research.

→ Community and substance use programs 

Search using your zip code using a confidential and anonymous platform to locate behavioral Health Treatment Service facilities near you. 

→ Crisis Support

Detailed contact information for campus and regional services that can provide immediate assistance and support in times of personal crisis. Also included are numbers and addresses of regional hospitals, indicating those with 24-hr emergency access. 

→ Cross Cultural Center (CCC) 

Our mission at the Cross Cultural Center (CCC) at UC Davis is to work towards a more just and liberated world.  We create compassionate community spaces that foster identity development, critical consciousness, and collective innovation.

As a cultural center, the following six values guide our work:

  • Advocacy
  • Cultural Competency
  • Community Building
  • Educational Excellence
  • Identity Exploration 
  • Leadership Development

→ Diabetes Prevention Program

The group-based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) includes 22 sessions during a 1-year period. Goals are to achieve and maintain a 7% weight loss with healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The program can reduce your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58% if you’re under age 60 and 71% age 60 and older. This program is administered by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being.

→ Disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee (DIAAC)

The Disability Issues Administrative Advisory Committee advises the Chancellor (through Associate Executive Vice Chancellor-Campus Community Relations) on policies and procedures affecting persons with disabilities relative to employment, educational opportunities, and removal of architectural barriers.

Committee membership includes administrators, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and staff. 

→ Disability Management Services

Disability Management Services (DMS) provides assistance to staff, faculty, supervisors, and managers on all aspects of disability management, compliance and reasonable accommodations. This program provides guidance on all aspects of disability management, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and reasonable accommodations, whether work-related or non-industrial.

→ Emergency Notification Systems

WarnMe is part of UC Davis' commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. UC Davis WarnMe messages, together with Aggie Alerts and Health System Alerts, provide faculty, staff and students with timely information and instructions during emergencies or other urgent situations that may directly affect their well-being. The system can send simultaneous messages by e-mail, text, telephone and mobile phone. The system complements other UC Davis communications including use of the Web, social media and news media outreach.

→ UC Davis Human Resources | Employee Discounts

As a service to the UC Davis community, the University provides the opportunity for companies to publicize available discounts to employees. Offers are available to UC Davis and UC Davis Health employees, faculty, students, and retirees. 

→ Faculty Advisors for Work Life

Faculty Advisors for Work Life represent a variety of academic units (colleges, schools, divisions) on campus and serve as ambassadors to academic appointees about the programs, policies, and resources associated with work life, such as childbearing leave, parental bonding leave, and modification of duties. These advisors also champion UCD work life initiatives, furthering policies and programs that support work life integration.

→ Financial Education Classes for Retirement

Organized by MyUCRetirement, these classes help you learn about your UC retirement benefits and managing your financial life—from everyday money matters to growing and protecting the life you've built

→ Financial Well-being Series

Building financial fitness means you can worry less when it comes to your money. Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being is here to help you discover how your financial situation and money choices provide you with security and freedom of choice through ongoing workshops with topics range from budgeting to home-buying, and are presented by a local financial partner.

→ WorkLife | Financial Wellness

Financial pressures can impact productivity, engagement, absence rates, retention and even employee health. People often avoid managing financial wellness because it is fraught with personal taboos, takes time and effort, and people often lack confidence in their financial literacy. WorkLife has compiled a comprehensive list of resources available to current support employees as well as listings of upcoming Travis Credit Union Financial Literacy Series sessions. 

→ Flu Vaccinations | Student Health and Counseling Services (Students)
→ Flu Vaccinations | Occupational Health (Staff & Academics)

UC Davis urges all students, staff and academics to receive the seasonal vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season and is recommended for all campus community members by the CDC and California State Health Department.

→ Food Access Map

Helping you find food and food resources on campus and in the Davis community that meet your needs including free food, microwave locations, CalFresh vendors, food trucks, vending machines.

→ Gentle Yoga

Accessible to all UC Davis staff and academics, this relaxing yoga series caters to all abilities. With a focus on breathing, stretches and poses it allows participants to earn more about improving their well-being through movement. Presented by the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program. 

→ Harassment & Discrimination Assistance and Prevention Program (HDAPP) 

This program assists individuals and campus units report and resolve conflicts and complaints related to harassment, discrimination, hate, and sexual violence. HDAPP is the central office for taking reports and maintaining records for these types of complaints.

Health Management and Education

Provides health education in an online and classroom setting to address various chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and promote self management skills for stress, nutrition, weight, pain, quitting tobacco and more. The classes are mostly free of charge and are open to patients, employees and retirees. In addition to providing interactive education classes and series, the department delivers personalized and engaging case management by Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Registered Dietitians, and Pharmacists to our ambulatory patient population. To register for a class, call 916-734-0718 or visit our website at livinghealthy.ucdavis.edu.

→ Healthy Davis Together

Healthy Davis Together involves the City of Davis and UC Davis working together to facilitate a gradual, coordinated return while preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Davis. Health promotion and epidemiology is brought together on campus and throughout the city to keep the Davis community healthy. Visit the website for information on schools’ returns, community-supported services, environmental monitoring, testing centers, and more.

→ Healthy Department Certification

The Healthy Department Certification is designed to highlight those departments that are making strides toward practicing and promoting health and well-being in the workplace. The application focuses on nine areas of well-being and aims to start a conversation on where your department is doing well as well as highlight areas that have room for improvement. Administered by the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program. 

→ Healthy Meeting and Event Guide

This resource was designed by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being to help event planners create meetings that are healthy, mindful and sustainable. Healthy meal and snack options for meeting participants, along with short activity breaks result in more focused and productive meetings. We've created a comprehensive guide for planning and catering campus events of all scales, explore our guides through the links on the right.

→ UC Davis Healthy Outside

Comprehensive resources page sharing the diverse health and well-being benefits of time in nature and the outdoors. The page also includes a resources map to find quiet community spaces, active reecreation, animal viewing, outdoor classrooms, and more that are on campus. The campaign has three themes: Move Outside (encouraging movement & physical activity), Restore Outside (peaceful outdoor spaces), and Grow Outside (sustainability, gardening, & other opportunities).

→ Help with Academics | Student Affairs

Study is at the core of the college experience, and the Division of Student Affairs is here to support your academic success and help you develop the skills you’ll need to be prepared for life after you graduate.

Take full advantage of the many services, resources and tools we provide, from academic advisors in your residence hall and academic advising centers around campus to providing easy access to testing materials and a wide array of study spaces to suit all tastes. 

→ Lactation Support Program

The Lactation Support Program (LSP) provides university affiliates and their partners with lactation consultations, support group meetings, and the use of hospital grade breastpumps located in nearly 50 lactation sites on the UC Davis campus and 20 at UC Davis Health. Community members are able to attend our classes and support groups.

→ Latinx Staff & Faculty Association (LSFA) at UC Davis

→ Latinx Staff & Faculty Association (LSFA) at UC Davis Health

The mission of the Latinx Staff and Faculty Association (LSFA) is to provide information about the campus community and to offer professional guidance to those seeking support or career advancement. 

LSFA will act as a collaborative unit and advocate for the concerns and issues at the University and Community level for staff, faculty, and students. Membership is open to any staff and faculty employee of UC Davis.

→ Learning and Development

Learning & Development at UC Davis encompasses two departments both dedicated to personal and career growth for staff and academics:
Staff Development and Professional Services is located at the UC Davis campus. and supports the further education of faculty and staff by providing innovative, high-quality programs, resources and services. 
Training and Development is located at UC Davis Health and offers professional development and enrichment opportunities for Health employees.

  • Course Catalog - Extensive listing of online and in-person courses that support staff and academics in their pursuit of education.
  • Certificate Series - Multi-part training programs for staff at UC Davis & UC Davis Health
  • Books 24/7 - An on-demand platform offering instant access to the complete text of thousands of best-in-class books.
  • Tuition Assistance - Fee assistance options for employees interested in continuing education and development. 

→ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIAResource Center 

Provides an open, safe, inclusive space and community. The LGBTQIA Resource Center promotes education as well as space for self-exploration about all sexes, genders and sexualities and their intersections with other identities.

Our vision for the LGBTQIA Resource Center is a space where students, staff, faculty and community members from all sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, sexualities and asexualities are welcomed and celebrated. An environment that develops pride where there is a history of shame, empowerment where there is a history of oppression, healing where there has been a history of trauma, and joy where there is a history of sorrow.

→ Live Health Online 

Offers UC Davis Students 24/7 access to care to at no charge by providing online video conferencing visits for counseling, psychiatry, and medical services. Visit UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) webpage to learn more about obtaining online care.

→ Medical Staff Well-being Committee

The purpose of UC Davis Medical Center's Medical Staff Well-Being Committee is to support the health and wellness of our Medical Staff members, and in so doing, protect patient welfare, improve patient care, and improve Medical Staff functioning.  The Committee works to achieve this purpose through prevention of, and intervention in, alcohol-related, drug-related, and behavioral problems affecting members of the Medical Staff.  

→ MIND Institute | Distinguished Lecturer Series 

Program of public lectures by nationally and internationally-recognized researchers in neurodevelopmental disabilities. These monthly presentations are intended for both specialists and community members. All lectures start at 4:30pm and end by 6pm. All lectures are free and open to the public and no reservations are necessary.

→ Mindful Awareness Practice (MAP) Course 

Learn how to develop a personal mindfulness meditation practice that can promote health and well-being. This 6-session course is designed to prepare you to apply mindfulness in daily life, through lectures, experiential exercises and group discussions in a supportive community environment.

The course is offered through Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, it is suitable for those who are new to mindfulness as well as those who would like to revitalize their practice and is offered at no cost to UC Davis Staff and Faculty. 

→ Mindfulness Ambassadors 

The UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program offers guidance and support for this program through our Mindfulness Ambassadors Community Meetings to gather, learn about supporting mindfulness in the workplace, identify mindfulness-based resources, and share ideas. Whether it’s posting a mindfulness quote on a bulletin board, organizing a group mindfulness walk, scheduling a silent mindful eating lunch or reserving a room where fellow employees can meditate - Mindfulness Ambassadors can help to create a mindfulness friendly work environment.   

→ Mindfulness Meditation 

Organized by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, these sessions include both mindfulness and heartfulness (e.g., loving kindness) practices - both of which are receiving increasing scientific support as an effective way to manage stress and promote wellbeing.

→ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

The Mondavi Center explores the full range of the performing arts, from the traditional to the innovative, and from diverse cultures and disciplines through presentation, education, public service, and research. As part of the UC Davis mission as a land grant university, the Mondavi Center provides outstanding cultural programming, support for the University’s academic departments, and a professional laboratory to train students in the performing arts.

→ Campus Museums and Collections

Early works by renowned artists, rare botanical specimens, live insects and contemporary Native American art: Our museums and collections focus on both the individual and the whole. They educate while entertaining us. You’ll see grade-school classes, college students and seasoned scholars learning what is new — what is old — and what is enlightening about our world.

→ My UC Retirement

News and insights about UC Retirements plans, personal finance resources. Financial support for members at all stages of their careers from those who have recently joined UC to those eager to begin making plans for retirement. 

→ Native American Academic Student Success Center (NAASSC) 

Focused on creating a sense of belonging for Native American students in a culturally appropriate way. Our community includes students, staff, faculty and alumni from a wide variety of tribal backgrounds, experiences and academic interests.

At the center, you can connect with UC Davis resources that enhance your academic success, learn about culturally relevant activities and create a support network with other students who identify as Native American.

→ Native American Faculty & Staff Association

The UC Davis Native American Faculty & Staff Association is a constituent group of UC Davis. Any employee of UC Davis is eligible for membership; no verification of heritage is required. We only ask that you be committed to diversity and support fellow employees at UC Davis. The purpose of the Native American Faculty & Staff Association is to develop and maintain a support group for UC Davis staff, faculty, and students which enhances and increases the presence and visibility of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives within our community. We promote employment, training, and advancement of American Indian staff into positions of increased responsibility (i.e., supervisory, management, and executive positions) and support the goals and mission of the UC system in general and specifically at UC Davis.

→ Arboretum and Public Garden Nature Rx Webpages

→ Nature Rx with Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being

Connect with the healing power of nature by exploring our campus green spaces. Nature Rx is about fulfilling a prescription (Rx) for better physical, mental and social lives, just by enjoying your outdoor environment, a benefit that we have an abundance of here at UC Davis! Within the Arboretum and Public Garden Nature Rx webpages, we share with our community the many ways you can take advantage of the resources — both digital and physical — provided by the Arboretum and Public Garden and other campus departments. Discover a new nature nook, engage with your environment and yourself — begin your journey of understanding the importance of nature and its impact on your health! The Arboretum and Public Garden also partners with Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being to provide a Nature Rx series to staff and academics. 

→ Nourish Food Environment Initiative

A campus-wide initiative prompting food service operators and vendors to provide nourishing and affordable options for the UC Davis community. The guidelines encourage campus dining services operators to alter current recipes and develop new recipes that meet the guidelines.

→ Nutrition Services

Nutrition programming and resources are offered to the campus community as part of the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program. Content is reviewed by a Registered Dietitian.

→ Office for Health Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

The Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strives to create an inclusive environment through the UC Davis Health community. Their goals are to promote an organization that values diversity & growth for all employees, provide knowledge & tools to engage in a culturally sensitive & respectful mannerism, and provide quality training to increase morale & engagement. 

Some of the programs launched include Anti-Racism and Cultural Humility (ARC), COVID-19 Coping as a Community Webinar Series, Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Series, Growing as a Community Webinar Series, and SEED: Supporting Educational Excellence in Diversity.

→ Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has 4 units: Office Campus Community Relations; Office of Academic Diversity; Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Davis Campus; and UC Davis Health's Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This work encompasses UC Davis' position to be a leader and commit to social mobility and representing the underserved within students,patients, employees, and community. This office works to recognize the inclusive and vibrant, diverse community UC Davis holds.

→ Office of Resident and Fellow Wellness at UC Davis Health

This office provides trainees and their families with the support and resources needed to protect their well-being and mental health.  Resources include access to medical and mental health services as well as ongoing wellness programming. In addition, individual departments can access various group interventions including process-oriented groups, debriefings following a particularly challenging medical outcome, as well as facilitated discussions on topics such as managing burnout, impostor syndrome, navigating personal relationships and healthy communication in the medical milieu. Support is also available to program directors and faculty who might benefit from input on how best to support the well-being of trainees.

→ Office of Student and Resident Diversity 

The mission of the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) is to create an environment of inclusion and respect, and to actively recruit and fully foster the development of a physician workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our nation and our world — a workforce wholly equipped to serve and care for all people, vigorously committed to reducing health disparities, and passionately dedicated to the goal of achieving true health equity. Provides Medical School students with financial and staff support for a variety of activities and networking opportunities.

→ Office of Student Learning & Educational Resources (OSLER) 

A comprehensive academic support unit created to promote a culture of academic excellence at UC Davis School of Medicine. OSLER provides services designed to assist students at all levels of medical education in developing sophisticated learning strategies to support academic success in medical school and to promote life-long learning. Educational Skills Specialists are available to work one-on-one with students helping them to assess their academic needs and develop and implement individualized learning plans. OSLER also provides services to support medical students as developing professionals including workshops related to effective learning techniques, study tools and resources, and preparation for exams.

→ Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) 

Has Case Managers to assist students who are struggling to meet their academic and personal needs by accessing and utilizing resources.  This office works collaboratively with all campus and community services to support students success.

→ Office of Student Wellness at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

This office provides nursing students with the support and resources needed to protect their well-being and mental health. An essential aspect of becoming health professionals is developing and fostering ways to take care of your own health and well-being. Resources include access to medical and mental health services. In addition, the office provides ongoing wellness programming examples of which include various wellness workshops on topics such as managing test stress, addressing mental health concerns, impostor syndrome, and navigating personal relationships and healthy communication.

→ Office of Student Wellness at the UC Davis School of Medicine

This office provides medical students with the support and resources needed to protect their well-being and mental health. An essential aspect of becoming doctors is learning to take care of your own health and well-being.  Resources include access to medical and mental health services. In addition, the office provides ongoing wellness programming examples of which include various wellness workshops on topics such as managing test stress, addressing mental health concerns, impostor syndrome, and navigating personal relationships and healthy communication during medical school.

→ Office of the Ombuds 

This Office offers coaching to students, staff, and faculty for university-related issues and concerns with confidential, independent, impartial, informal problem-solving and conflict management. Individual meetings with an Ombuds can help you to better understand the conflict, offer a neutral perspective and develop strategies to address concerns in a way that feels most comfortable to you. Mediation services are also offered, to give the parties involved an opportunity to reach a greater understanding of the underlying issues and work toward a resolution.

→ Open Access Resource Library

Resources to help promote mental and emotional well-being, by creating a greater understanding of mental health concerns and demystifying services, supports, and professionals who are trained to help. 

Resource Topics Include:

→ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) 

The mission of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), as a participatory and self-directed group, is to further the pursuit of lifelong learning by offering a diverse educational program of high quality, affordable courses and events for people age 50 and older living in Davis and nearby communities.

→ Personal Safety Programs | Student Health & Counseling Services

→ Quit for Life® program

This program is available at no additional cost to University employees and family members who are enrolled in UC Care, Health Savings Plan, and Core plan. You will receive online and phone support and free nicotine replacement therapy products (gum or patches).
More information: Quit for Life® website or Download their Flyer (PDF)

→ Free "quit kits" 

Quit kits to quit tobacco use are available to all faculty, staff, and students as long as supplies last. To request one, email: breathefree@ucdavis.edu

→ UC Davis Retiree Center | Retirement Planning

It is never too early to start planning for retirement. Planning financially for retirement is much easier for those who start when they are young. Beyond the financial considerations involved in preparing for retirement, resources on this page also assist with the myriad of factors to consider as retirement age nears. 

→ Rewards and Recognition Programs

Administered by Human Resources WorkLife, we believe finding the right way to make our employees feel appreciated builds job satisfaction, employee loyalty and longevity. We have a variety of programs available for supervisors and managers to utilize when recognizing employees who go above and beyond, and who exemplify our strategic guiding principles of compassion, teamwork, leadership, social responsibility, diversity and innovation. Our goal is to provide the tools for managers to easily and immediately recognize their employees, and to build a culture of service excellence.

→ Seeds of Well-being Workshops 

Offered by Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being, our Seeds of Well-being series of workshops are designed to offer you practical skills that are scientifically evidenced to promote wellbeing. We often think of wellbeing as something we need to get.  But, wellbeing is actually something that we cultivate through everyday behaviors.  These workshops are designed to help you develop the seeds of practical skills that you can plant in your day-to-day life, to cultivate your wellbeing. 

→ Services for International Students and Scholars 

We assist incoming and current international students and scholars, and their families with visa and immigration issues while they are at UC Davis. In addition to preparing the necessary documents to apply for a U.S. visa, SISS assists international students and scholars in maintaining their legal status while in the United States. SISS also provides orientation, assistance, information, and referral to international students, faculty, and researchers regarding financial, personal, cultural, and academic concerns.

→ Sexual Health Resources

Being informed is the first step in taking charge of your sexual health, whether or not you are currently sexually active. Optimal sexual health requires understanding your physical, emotional, and psychological wants and needs.

→ Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program

The Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being supports all UC Davis staff, academics, retirees and community members with free stress resiliency programs, mindfulness-based offerings, physical activity classes, such as yoga and tai chi, and a wellness-self-coaching program. This program also offers nutrition workshops and the Diabetes Prevention Program. Along with a robust Healthy Department Certification and Wellness Ambassador program, the program strives to support a thriving culture of health and well-being at UC Davis. 

→ Status of Women at Davis Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC)

Formed in 2008, the Status of Women Administrative Advisory Committee (SWADAAC) is charged with the following: 

  • Examining issues regarding the status of UC women staff, students, and faculty. 
  • Analyzing existing policies, procedures, and/or programs that affect those issues. 
  • Identifying model programs or activities and support campus wide implementation. 
  • Recommending to the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor necessary changes to improve the status of UC women. 
  • Focusing on career development, upward mobility opportunities and issues for women at UC Davis and the Health System. 
  • Dealing with issues related to the hiring, training, promotion and retention of all University women. 

→ Student Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides student-centered mental health services, advocacy, outreach, and consultation to promote psychological well-being and academic success. Students can access:

  • Acute Care
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Services
  • Career Counseling
  • Eating Disorder Services

All students of any races and ethnicities, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, gender identities and abilities are welcome regardless of insurance provider. 

→ Student Disability Center 

The Student Disability Center (SDC) is staffed by team of professionals who have expertise in the education of students with disabilities. Student Disability Center Specialists receive requests for accommodation, approve services and coordinate accommodations to establish equal access to the University’s educational programs. While accommodation information is shared on a “need to know” basis in order to facilitate services, disability information kept confidential and does not appear on transcripts or diplomas. 

The SDC also provides resources to Instructors of Record, staff, and TAs to ensure that students enrolled in their classes have access to the classroom accommodations and services outlined in each student’s Letter of Accommodation. These may include, but are not limited to: Testing Accommodations, Consideration for Absences, permission to Audio Record Lectures, and Note Takers. Other services such as Lab Assistants, Accessible Textbooks, Adaptive Furniture, Captioners are handled through the SDC. 

→ Student Identity and Cultural Resources

Comprehensive listing of the diverse spaces and organizations across campus that offer 

  • Academics and Career Resources
  • Counseling services
  • Immigration services
  • Space for use
  • Student organizations and social events​​​​​​​
  • Volunteer, internship and employment
  • Meditation space
  • Child-friendly spaces

→ Student Medical Services | Student Health and Counseling Services

  • Acute Care Clinic
  • Advice Nurse
  • Primary Care
  • Lab and X-ray Services
  • Optometry Clinic and Optical Shop
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention Services
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Travel Services
  • Immunizations

→ Student Parent Child Care Funding Program

The WorkLife office, in coordination with Graduate Studies and the Financial Aid office, offers limited grants and loans to students with dependent children to assist with child care expenses.

→ Student Recruitment and Retention Center

Student-run and student-initiated programs created by students for students foster holistic, academic and personal development while raising political and cultural awareness for youth and college students. We educate, engage, and empower students to act as dynamic leaders for their communities so that we can all transform knowledge into action.

→ Student Wellness Services | Student Health and Counseling Services

  • Teaching Kitchen - Cooking Classes
  • Recovery Resources
  • Food and Nutrition
  • The Love Lab
  • Stress Reduction
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Safe Partying
  • Helmet Hair, Don't Care (safe biking program)
  • Healthy Eating
  • General Wellness
  • Sleep
  • Physical Activity
  • Injury Prevention
  • Sexual Health

→ Success Coaching and Learning Strategies 

Helping students be the designer and driver of their academic, personal, and professional success. Learn new strategies, build your skills, and reflect on your goals through our workshops and one-on-one appointments.

→ Tai Chi

Staff, academics, students and retirees are invited to join us for gentle meditation in motion! Tai Chi is both an exercise and a martial art that focuses on health and relaxation. Participants perform basic warm-up exercises, stretches, forms, and martial technique. The sessions help put busy lives in do-not-disturb mode, to make time to breathe, relax, and become more grounded in the present moment.

→ TAPS Mobility Assistance Shuttle

Transportation Services (TAPS), in collaboration with Student Disability Center and Human Resources Disability Management Services, provides transport services for mobility impaired students, faculty, staff, and UCD guests who either have a temporary or permanent disability.

→ The Pantry 

Provides fresh produce and bread, shelf-stable food items, and basic necessities to students facing food insecurity. Students must present a valid UC Davis ID Card in order to take up to three items per day. Located in the east wing of the Memorial Union.

→ Transfer and Reentry Center 

Assists all transfer students (junior college or community college to UC Davis, UC to UC Davis, out of state to UC Davis) and reentry students. They strive to address the needs of the whole student and offer assistance with academics, adjusting to UC Davis, and finding resources to address specific concerns.

→ Travel Medicine Program

For the UC Davis international business traveler, the UC Davis Travel Medicine Program offers the following services at no charge to you, your grant, or your department:

  • Personalized travel report (Travax) with immunization recommendations, medical and country-specific concerns, and emergency contact information.
  • Physician evaluation to determine pre-trip health and medical plan.
  • Administration of all necessary vaccines.
  • On campus pharmacy for needed travel medications.

→ UC Davis Arts Blog

The arts blog covers the arts at UC Davis and beyond — the arts scene in Sacramento Valley and Bay Area that UC Davis folks might enjoy, as well as work by UC Davis artists (alumni, faculty, students, staff), wherever they are showing or performing.

  • UC Davis Arts Event Calendar - lists current exhibitions, lecture series and performances hosted by the departments of Art History, Art Studio, Cinema & Digital Media, Design, Music, Theatre & Dance, Performance Studies.

→ UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

Connects working professionals, businesses and students from around the world to the knowledge and resources of UC Davis. We have one of the university’s most extensive educational portfolios, offering academic and non-credit professional certificates, on-campus programs for international students, contract programs for government and corporate clients, conferences and boot camps.

→ UC Davis Farmer's Market

The UC Davis Farmers Market is held during the fall and spring quarters in partnership with the Davis Farmers Market and aims to boost the health of our community by making nourishing and locally grown fruits and vegetables available on campus.

→ UC Davis Health African American Faculty and Staff Association

The mission of the African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) is to build community, identify career development opportunities and provide resources for African American employees at UC Davis Health. Our goals are to support our members in their personal and professional development and cultivate a sense of belonging for all employees.

What We Do:

  • Career development
  • Mentorship programs
  • Sponsor special events within UC Davis and the community
  • Advocacy on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and the community

We are about sharing skills and knowledge and increasing your opportunities!

AAFSA Meetings — third Thursday of the month at 12 noon. Please email the Board at hs-aafsa@ucdavis.edu for the location and online conference information.

→ UC Davis Health Clinical Pastoral Services

The Department of Chaplaincy Services & Education provide spiritual, religious, and pastoral care and services to meet the needs of all patients, guests, and staff while conducting an interfaith professional training for ministry through ACPE.

→ UC Davis Health Comprehensive Cancer Center | Education and Cancer Information

At UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, education is central to our mission. We educate patients, the public, health-care professionals and the next generation of physicians on all aspects of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and recovery.

Patient education:

→ UC Davis Health DiversABILITY Employee Resource Group

The DiversABILITY Employee Resource Group brings together people with disabilities and allies to develop resources, create a safe place and provide peer support. The group will educate, create and nurture awareness of the strengths people with disabilities contribute to the UC Davis Health community.

The DiversABILITY Employee Resource Group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month. Please email the board at hs-abilitieserg@ucdavis.edu for meeting location and details, and request to join the email group. Everyone is welcome.

→ UC Davis Health Faculty Development and Diversity

This program serves the professional and career needs of faculty. Through their programs, they aim to address the diverse needs of our faculty community with offerings in career advancement, mentoring, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and interprofessional teaching.

→ UC Davis Health Fitness Center

The UCDHS Fitness Center is equipped with top of the line cardio, functional, and strength equipment.

Equipment and facilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bike parking
  • Cardio bicycles
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Free weights
  • Functional equipment. 
  • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms (patrons to self identify)
  • Power racks
  • Rowers
  • Selectorized weight equipment
  • Showers
  • Stair climbers
  • Towel service
  • Treadmills
  • Vehicle parking


→ UC Davis Health PRIDE - LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group

UC Davis PRIDE (people - respect - inclusion - diversity - education) supports the LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, students, patients, and alumni at UC Davis Health, UC Davis and in the Sacramento community.

We serve our campus and community by promoting awareness and policies, practices, and programs that advance LGBTQ+ participation and success:

  • Advocating for LGBTQ+ advancement and leadership in education, research, clinical practice, and administration.
  • Promoting sustainable strategies to enhance an institutional climate of inclusion, equity and opportunity.
  • Collecting, analyzing and applying data to inform institutional and individual decisions and actions about LGBTQ+ patient care and community.
  • Developing initiatives, programs, and resources to promote increased awareness about the medical needs of LGBTQ+ and ally individuals.
  • Recognizing LGBTQ+ and ally accomplishments.
  • Creating opportunities for networking and professional development.

→ UC Davis Health Staff Advisory Committee for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (SACEDI)

The UC Davis Health Staff Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (SACEDI) is the primary advisory body for the Associate Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion, the Chief Executive Officer of UCD Medical Center, and the Vice Chancellor of Human Health Sciences/Dean of the School of Medicine on staff concerns and issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion.

→ UC Davis Health Staff Assembly

The mission of UC Davis Staff Assembly, Health Chapter, is to:

  • Promote the wellness and interests of UC Davis Health its employees, its patients and the University of California;
  • Provide our employees with a voice in matters pertaining to UC Davis Health ;
  • Provide a vehicle through which our employees may become more involved in, and informed of, the central functions of UC Davis Health; and
  • Cooperate with other university groups (e.g., UC Davis Staff Assembly - Davis Chapter, Council of University of California Staff Assemblies) on appropriate matters.

Membership is open to all staff employees whose employment is 50 percent or more, with the exclusion of medical staff (physicians). Volunteer opportunities also available. 

→ UC Davis Mental Health Initiative Facebook page 

A group aimed to engage students in destigmatization and education efforts, prompt attendees to organize around mental health issues, and offer them the opportunity for self-reflection and healing through mental health discourse.

→ UC Davis Nap Map

Good sleeping habits lead to a healthier brain! Scientific studies suggest there is a correlation between a good night sleep and better grades for college students. The UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services recognizes that sleeping is essential for college students to lead happier lives.  Therefore, they developed the UC Davis Nap Map. The Nap Map will show you the best places around campus to recharge your batteries.

→ UC Davis Retiree Center

The UC Davis Retiree Center is a contact point for retirees of the University of California, Davis and for retirees from other campuses who live near Davis. Some of the services available to UC Davis retirees are listed here.

→ UC Davis Staff Assembly

UC Davis Staff Assembly is dedicated to promoting the welfare, interests, and diversity of staff, the campus and the University of California. The UC Davis Staff Assembly meets regularly with UC Davis administration on a range of issues important to staff and works to enhance communication among the university community along with proposing and sponsoring programs and activities committed to the interests of staff.

Every UC Davis staff person is a member of Staff Assembly. To get more involved in your Staff Assembly, please attend one of the monthly General Meetings, held on the second Tuesday of every month, or come meet up with us at one of our events!

→ UC Davis Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC)

SDAAC is charged with advising the Chancellor via the Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Community Relations regarding the campus Comprehensive Diversity Action Plan on matters related to staff. The committee reviews:

  • Staff related affirmative action programs and recommends activities;
  • Recommends Diversity Education and Training programs;
  • Advises the campus senior administration regarding general employment related policy issues; and
  • Participates in the planning and offering of campus programs to promote diversity and inclusion.

At large and student members apply on-line through the Administrative Advisory Committee Website (aac.ucdavis.edu). The AEVC for the Office of Campus Community Relations reviews applications and selects committee members to serve for a two year term. Constituent Groups hold a standing membership on SDAAC and each constituency group shall nominate their current chairs or members to represent their organization on SDAAC.

→ UC Davis African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA)

The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) is an organization of Black faculty and staff at University of California, Davis that addresses issues impacting the African diaspora on campus and in the surrounding communities. Members focus on ways to increase Black faculty and staff recruitment, retention, and career advancement. Justice, equitable treatment, and inclusion comprise AAFSA’s core reason for being, and the effort needed to realize these ideas compels AAFSA to act.

General Email Contact for AAFSA Leadership Team: leadership-AAFSA@ucdavis.edu

→ UC Living Fit Forever 

UC Living Fit Forever is a fitness and wellness program based at UC Davis Health. Enjoy FREE virtual mindful self-compassion classes as well as fitness classes including Bootcamp, Pilates, Yoga, Strength Training, Chair Exercises, Martial Arts and more! Indoor and outdoor classes are offered at UC Davis Health on the Sacramento Campus. Lunch and learn events are organized monthly. Learn more about the program on the Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being website.  

→ UC Net Behavioral Health Benefits 

UC’s medical coverage includes behavioral health benefits for mental health services and substance abuse treatment. Members can use their behavioral health benefits for sessions with counselors, psychologists or psychiatrists.

→ UC's Living Well Tobacco Cessation Resources

UC is committed to providing a tobacco-free environment. To support the Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy and help those who want to quit smoking, the university offers a number of resources for faculty and staff.

→ UCTV | Health Matters Videos

Each half-hour program provides viewers with current and valuable information on how to improve health and well-being.

→ University Religious Council

The University Religious Council (URC) comprises a diverse group of spiritual and ethical organizations from throughout the region and provides an official venue for engaging with the campus community and university administration.

We believe it’s vital that faith-based organizations in the community maintain a strong and mutually beneficial working association with the university to support the welfare, interfaith engagement and holistic development of our students. 

→ Vaping Campaign

From health concerns to profits for big tobacco, our resource pages share all of the information about why vaping is so harmful. 

→ Veteran Constituency Group

Through the Staff Diversity Administrative Advisory Committee (SDAAC), the Veteran Constituency Group will review campus policies and procedures affecting veterans relative to employment and educational opportunities and make recommendations to promote the general welfare and interests of the veteran, service member, and military family of faculty, staff and students at UC Davis.

For more information, please follow us on Facebook or contact us at veterans@ucdavis.edu.

→ Veterans Success Center 

Committed to providing services to student veterans, service members and dependents of the Armed Services. We aspire to foster academic excellence of the whole student, from the beginning and beyond, while creating an environment of learning, networking, engagement, diversity and inclusion.

→ Walking Loops

Seven marked walking paths and a corresponding map created at UC Davis and UC Davis Health campuses providing students, staff and academics with guided walks of varied lengths around their campus.

→ We Thrive: Elevating Queer and Trans Community Health 

Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS) is committed to an ongoing process of ensuring that our students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other LGBTQIA+ identities feel comfortable and respected when seeking our services.

→ Wellness Ambassador Program

Wellness Ambassadors serve as representatives of the UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program while supporting and engaging their colleagues in wellness messaging, programs, activities and resources.

→ Women’s Resources & Research Center (WRRC) 

The WRRC's mission is to promote gender equity and social justice. We provide a place for students and the Davis community to learn about resources and to attend educational programs that focus on gender equity and social justice. It is a great place to meet friends and get involved with on-campus events and student organizations working to address sexism, cissexism, and all forms of oppression. The WRRC provides opportunities for students to take part in making UC Davis safer and more inclusive for everyone, specifically for people with marginalized gender identities, including, but not limited to: womxn, transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive individuals. The Student Parent closet provides student parents school supplies, diapers, pull-ups, toothbrushes, and a variety of community resource information. 

→ WorkLife Webpage

This Human Resources department provides programs, policies, referrals and education that enable employees and students to be effective at work, school and home.