The Survivor Advocacy program provides confidential support and advocacy services to student survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. We provide advocacy and services rooted in empowerment and community-based support, are survivor-focused, and relationship-based. For more information, please visit http://survivoradvocacy.arizona.edu.
The UA Campus Pantry is an ASUA service addressing food insecurity within the Wildcat community. Food distributions take place several times during the week in the basement of the Student Union Memorial Center. At distributions, students are able to select food items at no cost to them. There is no pre-registration needed to visit the Pantry, but it is required to bring your CatCard. To stay up to date on Campus Pantry information and distribution times, please visit their website at campuspantry.arizona.edu. In addition, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Campus Closet is an ASUA service organization that collects and then distributes - free of charge - gently used or new business, professional, and casual clothing to University of Arizona students, faculty and staff members who cannot acquire the items otherwise. These visitors then go on to use their free clothing items for obligations such as interviews, internships, professional events, and/or daily wear. We believe providing free (business) clothing addresses an extremely relevant issue — completely qualified individuals will never obtain certain job or career opportunities if they do not have the proper resources to appear professionally.More information found here.
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program that assists individuals in meeting their nutritional needs. These benefits are dispersed through an EBT card that can be used at grocery stores and farmers markets. To apply for SNAP benefits, please visit: https://www.healthearizonaplus.gov/Login/Default.
CAPS offers psychological counseling and psychiatric services to students. Licensed professionals provide brief treatment for anxiety, depression, difficulties with relationships, family problems, food/body image concerns, alcohol and drug concerns, ADHD, life crises and other issues. In addition to providing general clinical services to UA students, the CAPS staff offers specialty services in the following areas:
- sexual assault and trauma services through Oasis
- specialized care for the LBGTQIA+ and allied community in partnership with LGBTQ affairs
- eating disorder, disordered eating and body image treatment and support
- support for substance abuse recovery.
Call (520) 621-3334 to make an appointment. Walk in emergency consultation is available Monday- Friday, 9am- 4pm.
The role of the Dean of Students Office includes challenging and supporting students when crises or emergencies arise, and when students make poor decisions related to personal behavior and integrity. In these situations, our goal is to treat students with dignity, and provide educational interventions to assist them with the successful completion of a University of Arizona degree. Student Assistance: Student Assistance serves as a central support resource for all students. We help students and their families manage crises, life traumas, and other barriers that impede success. The staff works to address the needs of students who struggle in such areas as psychological health, physical health, victimization, relationship issues, social adjustment, and academics through a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow up services. We strive for a culture of caring on campus. To schedule a meeting with a Dean of Students staff member, please call (520)621-7057 during business hours of Monday- Thursday 8am- 6pm and Friday from 8am- 5pm. For assistance after hours, please call the UA Police Department (UAPD) non- emergency number at (520)621-8273. For more information on the services offered by the Dean of Students office, please visit: deanofstudents.arizona.edu
Oasis Provides services to students of all genders who are impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and/ or stalking. This program is a part of CAPS. For more information please visit https://www.health.arizona.edu/oasis-sexual-assault-and-trauma-services
Fostering Success is a community on campus to support UA students that have experienced the foster care system, are struggling with homelessness, or lack a natural support system. Our support structure of peer-to-peer mentorship with professional support staff available for consultation and referrals, and our commitment to evolving based on the needs of our participants provides a unique space for UA students to overcome their individual barriers and gain the confidence to know they will be successful adults. Traditionally, the UA culture is one that challenges what's accepted to get better answers. We take pride in challenging the obstacles our Fostering Success students face and gladly work toward a better future for each one. We truly are one big family and our greatest moments are when our students develop the confidence to become a voice of advocacy for themselves and others and when those voices are heard. When the going gets tough, the tough Bear Down! For more information, please visit: http://fosteringsuccess.arizona.edu
This program helps eligible students defray costs of coursework-related childcare occurring in Arizona. Students can receive a subsidy through their applicable student accounts for childcare expenses already incurred. This program is supported through campus collaborations. Call (520) 621-1530 or email CCStudent@email.arizona.edu regarding questions. To be eligible: You must be a current UA undergraduate or graduate/professional student The childcare you claim must have occurred in Arizona The childcare you claim must be coursework related (i.e. Needed to allow you to attend class or complete coursework) You must enroll each program year Other details: Childcare Choice has a limited funding pool. As a result, funding assistance for the entire fiscal year cannot be guaranteed and available program slots are prioritized based on application date. Funds are available up to a maximum of $2,000 annually (July 1 – June 30 fiscal year calendar) per household. Tax considerations and implications, such as possible eligibility for a tax credit, if program participation exposes you to tax liabilities, or how participation would affect your use of other dependent care offerings, are best discussed with a professional tax advisor.
The Financial Aid Office helps students plan their finances and organize their resources to cover college costs. Students have a variety of financial aid programs available for assistance that vary in eligibility criteria, award amounts, and repayment options. Students can apply for aid, learn about types of aid, learn about expenses and establish eligibility through their website. For more information please visit: https://financialaid.arizona.edu.
Care Coordinators provide personalized assistance to students or those concerned about a student. They can guide you to resources around campus or in the community where you live, collaborate in planning your next steps, and follow up as needed.
The CAPS Care Coordinator Team Offers:
- Assistance explaining CAPS services and fees.
- Assistance transferring ADHD medications from an outside provider to CAPS.
- Help enrolling in CAPS workshops and drop-in groups.
- Information about applying to AHCCCS.
- Consultation with those concerned about a student.
- Trans healthcare support.
- Comprehensive referral support for students seeking services off-campus, out of state, or in another country.
- Convenient resources (e.g, self-help tools, peer support, or crisis lines).
- Affordable options for students with low or no income, including AHCCCS.
- Help for students navigating services after hospitalization.
Please visit: https://caps.arizona.edu/care-coordination for more information
Support. Opportunity. Success. is for UA students who find themselves facing questions or issues and are unsure about where to go for answers. Whether you're brand-new to campus or have been around for a while, just reach out to SOS for round-the-clock support. SOS also supports UA staff, faculty, prospective students, and community members. Truly anyone can use SOS.
Your home for health care on campus. Medical services, Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), Women's Health, a Walk-In Clinic, full-service Pharmacy, Travel & Immunization Clinic, and more.
Visit us at https://health.arizona.edu
The Ombuds Program was established to create a climate on the University campus which provides employees and students with an option other than formal grievance procedures to resolve disputes. Are you unsure of how to handle a complex, tense, or unideal situation with a supervisor, colleague, classmate, or roommate? Are you interested in responding to a situation in the most effective way possible? Do you have a situation that has gotten out of hand? We invite you to contact us to help you move forward in a responsive and positive manner, no matter how small, large, or messy your situation may be. If it isn’t something we can assist you with directly, we can connect you to other helpful resources.
From school and finances to relationships and what the future holds (and plenty more in between), there's a lot on your plate. CAPS peer counselors are UArizona students who are hand-picked and trained to talk with you about whatever's going on. Peer counseling is a brief intervention to help you identify coping skills and your next steps.
For more information, please visit: https://friend2friend.arizona.edu/peer-counseling