The Office of the Campus Social Worker supports UCI students during situations and crises that may be impacting their personal and academic well-being, through short-term resource referral and long-term case management. Services are available to the entire UCI community at no cost.
When appropriate, the OCSW acts as a coordination point to promote collaboration among academic departments, administrative offices and outside organizations to facilitate students’ goal attainment.
Consultation services are available to the entire UCI community. No identifying information about a student is needed for a consultation. The Office of the Campus Social Worker can help determine the scope and level of services needed.
Examples may include inquiring about assistance for a student in need of food or shelter, transportation resources, outside counseling services referrals, information on alternative medical insurance options, or support with needs due to a death in the family.
The Office of the Campus Social Worker can provide case management to high-risk students with several psychosocial stressors impacting their university performance or experience.
We provide ongoing support and follow-up for students such as those diagnosed with psychiatric disorders who have been hospitalized, those recently discharged from a health facility and re-entering university life, those affected by a medical condition with coordination needs for multiple services and resources, and those impacted by various psychosocial stressors in academic jeopardy.
The Respondent Services Campus Social Worker provides services for UCI community members accused of sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking. For more information, visit our Respondent Services overview page.
The Office of the Campus Social Worker maintains the Campus Assist List, an online list of campus and community resources for low-cost community services, including basic needs, medical, and local mental health and counseling providers.
In the unfortunate event of the death of a UCI student, the Office of the Campus Social Worker is the designated office responsible for ensuring coordination, communication and management of information. The OCSW will work with the deceased student's family or next of kin to broker necessary supportive services and expedite administrative affairs.