Benefits of Belonging

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UC Employee Discounts
As a service to the UCOP community, UC gives companies the opportunity to publicize available discounts to UCOP employees. Some vendors include California Academy of Science, Verizon, Monterey Bay Aquarium and more.

Campus Conflict Resolution Services (CCRS)
CCRS provides professional consultation, mediation and training to members of the UC Santa Cruz community with an emphasis on prevention, effective management, and informal resolution of conflict at all levels. All services are free and confidential.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP offers employees and their family members confidential, no-cost assistance with a variety of personal or workplace concerns including mental health, legal issues, and marital and family support. Employees are eligible for 3 sessions per participant per need per calendar year at no charge.* 

*EAP has been expanded to 6 sessions through 6/30/2021 due to COVID-19

Family Support Resources
Bright Horizons is a family support resource offering access to full-time child care, sitters, nannies, elder care support, housekeepers, pet care as well as tutoring and test prep help. With a Bright Horizons membership, you can access resources and webinars on work, life, family and education topics. The university pays the membership fee and you pay for the costs of care. 

Summer Session for Staff
UC Santa Cruz staff and faculty get a 50% discount to pursue professional and personal development. Online and evening classes are available.

Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program
This program provides a valuable professional development opportunity at no cost to the participants or their respective units. It is designed to offer participants an in-depth examination of diversity and differences in order to gain a greater understanding of how we can and why we should work together to build a stronger and more inclusive UC Santa Cruz community. Since 2011, 440 people have graduated from the program.

Sustainability Certificate Program
Examine sustainability through multiple lenses and develop knowledge and strategies for building a more inclusive and sustainable campus. Current staff, faculty, and graduate students are eligible to participate. This program is available at no cost to staff. 

UC Extension
The continuing education arm of the University of California provides innovative learning programs to adult learners in California, across the U.S. and throughout the world.  In some cases, UC staff members may be eligible for reduced tuition. Check the individual UC Extension’s website for more information.

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