About Our Units

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wellness, Health & Counseling Services cluster is to support the campus' goal of achieving greater levels of academic excellence.

We believe that academic excellence is facilitated when students have a strong mind, a healthy body, an enlivened spirit and a clear aspiration nurtured in a supportive environment. In assessing and addressing the needs of our students, our focus is placed not only on counseling and treatment plans, but also on the expectation that students will play an active role in developing strategies on their own behalf.

Our units are committed to a holistic orientation to service delivery which involves impacting not only students, but the entire UCI campus community and academic climate.

History of the cluster »


Campus Assault Resources & Education Campus Recreation

Mandy Mount, Ph.D., Director

G320A Student Center, Building #113
(949) 824-7273
care.uci.edu

The Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) office provides direct victim services and campus education on the topics of sexual violence, intimate partner abuse, relationship health and personal safety.


Jill Schindele, Ed.D., Director

680 California Avenue, Building #680
(949) 824-5346
campusrec.uci.edu

Campus Recreation provides students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to enhance their campus experience by developing and maintaining a physically active lifestyle through fitness and wellness, outdoor recreation and boating, club sports, intramural sports, team challenge, and recreation activity classes offered at the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC), ARC fields, and at other off-campus locations.

Career Center Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion

Suzanne Helbig, M.A., Director

100 Student Services 1, Building #105
(949) 824-6881
career.uci.edu

The Career Center provides students and alumni with the tools and support necessary to successfully develop a career focus. They help students clarify their values and skills as they explore diverse internship and career options and make connections with employers.

Doug Everhart, M.Ed., Director

G319 Student Center, Building #113
(949) 824-WELL / 824-9355
studentwellness.uci.edu

The Center for Student Wellness & Health Promotion is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of students by promoting principles of wellness, prevention and healthy lifestyle choices. The center provides comprehensive information, educational programming, consultation, and timely referrals for students and the campus community. It also supports several peer programs to actively engage students in our efforts.

Child Care Services Counseling Center

Laura Finley-Sanbrano, M.A., Director

(949) 824-2100
childcare.uci.edu

Child Care Services promotes participation of student, staff and faculty parents in the teaching, learning, and research missions of the University. The centers are designed to support, nurture and enhance all areas of children's development. All children are regarded as individuals of equal worth and value who come to the centers at their own developmental level and who bring with them a unique mixture of family background, life experience, learning style and idiosyncratic ways of being in the world.

Jeanne Manese, Ph.D., Director

203 Student Services 1, Building #105
(949) 824-6457
counseling.uci.edu

The Counseling Center is the primary counseling and mental health agency for undergraduates and graduate students. The center provides short-term, time-limited individual, couple and group counseling, and also assists students with urgent care and some psychiatric evaluation on a limited basis. The center’s services are free to currently registered students.

Disability Services Center Student Health Center

Jan Serrantino, Ed.D., Director

100 Disability Services Center, Building #313
(949) 824-7494
dsc.uci.edu

The Disability Services Center (DSC) works to empower those students with permanent and temporary disabilities to reach their full potential by providing accommodations and support, such as test proctoring, provision of notes, priority registration, liaison to faculty, assistive aids and technology, and disability management counseling. DSC also serves as a resource to the campus community regarding disability awareness, compliance, and rights through programs, seminars and workshops.

Patrick Haines, MBA, CMPE, Executive Director

501 Student Health, Building #5
(949) 824-5301
shc.uci.edu

The Student Health Center enables students to maximize their academic experience by supporting them to maintain the best possible physical and mental health in a confidential, safe and nurturing environment. They center provides primary care for health and wellness, convenient consultation and treatment, first aid and urgent care, medical surveillance, and recommendations on disease prevention, crisis consultation and outreach services to the community.