Slug Support Program Overview

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Slug Support Program

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College can be a challenging time for students and during times of stress it is not always easy find the help you need.  The UCSC Slug Support Program was created to promote early intervention with students of concern to prevent culminating problems from escalating into a crisis.  The goal of the Slug Support Program is to identify students navigating difficult or challenging situations and assist them in resolving their concerns.

UCSC's Slug Support Program is comprised of a team of case managers who work directly with students to help them develop a student centered plan and resolve the barriers they are facing. While the Slug Support Program does not provide counseling directly to students, we work very closely with Counseling and Psychological Services to get students the emotional and psychological support they need.

Referals to the Slug Support Program can be made both by the student and/or someone in the UCSC campus community.  If you are a student or know a student who is in need of support and/or resources, you can start by navigating to the referral page for instructions on making a referral for our services. 

Students may also look on our Off-Campus Resources website. You must use your UCSC email to view the website contents.

If you have questions or would like more information on the Slug Support Program, please contact the Dean of Students Office at  831-459-4446 (Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm) or email us at deanofstudents@ucsc.edu. Please note that our team works a hybrid schedule. There is always Slug Support staff in the office Monday through Friday, however depending on the case manager you are working with, there may be two days a week where they are working remotely.

We are currently seeing students in person and via Zoom and phone depending on the student’s preference and need. For any urgent needs (immediate food or housing crisis or other immediate concern), please call our crisis line at 831-459-7003 (Monday through Friday 9am-5pm).

This video oulines the resources available through the Slug Support Program and other services provided through the Dean of Students Office.