Graduate Student Association: The GSA is the student governing body that represents graduate and professional students. MCDB participates through the GSA – Biological Sciences Council. To find out more or get involved check out: or GSA Biological Sciences Council

Graduate Student Resource Center: (310) 267-4805
Located in Room B11 of the Student Activities Center (formerly the Men’s Gym)
The UCLA Graduate Student Resource Center (GSRC) is a resource, referral and information center for graduate students, offering programs and workshops on a variety of topics, drop-in advice and assistance, meeting and study space, and the opportunity for social interaction. The GSRC works with GSA to organize the Graduate Student Orientation each fall. The Graduate Student Resource Center is also the home of the new Graduate Writing Center. All graduate and professional students are welcome.

Graduate Writing Center: (310) 267-4805
Located in Room B11 of the Student Activities Center (formerly Men’s Gym) The Graduate Writing Center offers a variety of workshops and programs throughout the year. They also organize independent writing groups in fall quarter, primarily for doctoral students.

The GWC offers FREE appointments with friendly, experienced writing consultants to registered UCLA graduate and professional school students. Meet with a graduate writing consultant to work on issues ranging from style and argumentation to grammar and syntax. The consultation appointments are interactive sessions, not proofreading sessions. The goal of the writing consultation is to increase your skill level, confidence and independence as a writer.

The Career Center:
Offers job listings, campus interviews, workshops, career fairs, and career counseling.

Student Legal Services:

A-239 Murphy Hall
(310) 825-9894
Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, closed 12 noon-1:00 pm (Monday-Friday, except University holidays – See web site for Summer hours.)
Student Legal Services offers currently registered and enrolled students assistance on a wide range of legal problems. Confidential assistance is provided by appointment only.


Ombuds Office:

Strathmore Building room 105 (310) 825-7627
The Office of Ombuds Services is a place where members of the UCLA community–students, faculty, staff and administrators–can go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes or complaints on an informal basis. In order to afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the Office is independent, neutral and confidential.