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Schools/Department Resources


Graduate Support Staff in the schools work with graduate students to provide administrative support, help graduate students and faculty find available resources, and follow the conflict management guidelines.

Contact the graduate program coordinator of your program to make an appointment.

Counseling & Psychological Services

CONFIDENTIAL Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to support the emotional well-being of UC Merced scholars.

LiveHealth: Students enrolled with UCSHIP can access tele-behavioral health services through LiveHealth Online. Email may be sent to: or contact them toll free at 1-855-603-7985.Email:, Phone: 209-228-2273 (option 4). Staff at Counseling and Psychological services

Emergency Contact Information

Email: Never E-Mail Private Health Information

Contact CAPS at (209) 228-4266, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CARE Office

The Campus Advocate is available to provide CONFIDENTIAL support for those affected by sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking. Survivors and significant others can access services about incidents that occurred on or off campus.

Call or text Campus Advocate at 209-386-2051

Email Yesenia Curiel at Valley Crisis Center: 7/24 Hotline: 209.722.4357

Campus Advocate Reporting Resource Page:

UC Campus Climate Report Form

The system wide UC Campus Climate Report Form is used to report behavior that is inconsistent with our Principles of Community (expressions of bias, hate speech, hate crimes, graffiti/vandalism, intimidation, bullying, or physical violence, bias incidents, hostile climate, and other campus climate issues). These go to the Locally Designated Official (LDO) who oversees the whistleblower program, Viola Kinsman at UC Merced.

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

Responds to discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex- or gender-stereotyping and sexual orientation. DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT COMPLAINT FORM


Report online

Telephone: 209-285-9510

Email: Interim Director and Title IX Officer Cherie A. Scricca at

Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities

Supports student success through services designed to promote integrity, ethical decision making, effective communication, and conflict management in alignment with the Principles of Community.


Telephone: 209-228-0069


Student Accessibility Services

Provide academic accommodations to students with disabilities. Reading and adaptive technology services and test-taking accommodations.

Telephone: 209-228-6996

Email: Drew Shelburne at

Dean of Students

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students supports the University’s mission and values while placing students first in all endeavors.

If you anticipate or experience barriers due to pregnancy, temporary medical condition, or injury, you are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students for support and resources.

Student Affairs Team

Telephone: 209-228-3633


Request an online appointment here

Human Resources - Employee & Labor Relations

Through various forms of intervention, including problem-solving, mediation, training and counseling, Labor Relations offers balanced advocacy to management and individual employees to protect their respective rights and facilitate a more harmonious work environment.

Human Resource Contact Information

Telephone: 209-259-8161


UC Merced Law Clinic

ASUCM Staff is Available via Live Chat Monday through Thursday

The mission of the Student Resource Law Clinic at University of California, Merced is to provide a connection betweenUCM students and legal counsel, and supply information that revolves around any and all legal aspects including but not limited to constitutional law, administrative law, tax law, criminal law, and private law. The Clinic is to be accessible, open and free of charge to all UCM students who seek its services.

Live Chat now

Email Elizabeth Meza Torres at

Queer Ally Program LGBTIQ

Works to reduce prejudice, bias, and discrimination towards members of the LGBTIQ communities at UC Merced. Provides social and educational programming.

Telephone: 209-228-2250


Conflict Resolution Guide

UC Merced has developed a one-page flier that includes a variety of formal and informal resources and referral options for conflict resolution for students, staff and faculty.

Contact De Acker at or call 209-205-0850 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment.

Office of the OMBUDS

The campus Ombuds is a CONFIDENTIAL and informal resource for students, staff and faculty. It will provide informal dispute resolution services to faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral scholars, staff, students and anyone with a university-related concern​. Please call (209) 228-4410 to schedule an appointment. Ombuds services are provided via phone, video chat, or in-person. Ombuds DOES NOT use email for confidential communications.