Resources & Support

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Students taking part in the Black Resource Center's annual Change-a-thon

Community Resources and Support

Anti-Racism Resources 

UC San Diego has resources to empower students, staff, and faculty to take action, support community building, and care for themselves as well as others. https://vcsa.ucsd.edu/about/anti-racism.html 

Managing Implicit Bias Training

Learn how to recognize, manage, and combat implicit bias in both personal and professional settings with these resources. https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/training/ucpm/core-courses.html 

Ombuds

Students at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have access to two divisions of ombuds: department ombuds and university ombuds. Both are available to provide general advice and guidance to help students succeed in their graduate program.

 

Report Bias 

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination's mission is to educate the UC San Diego community about issues of bias, harassment and discrimination and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner. Incidents of bias can be reported via the OPHD website. 

Whistleblower Information

Learn about UC San Diego’s anonymous toll-free fraud hotline for reporting possible fraud such as misuse of assets, potential false billings, conflict of interest, or other compliance issues. View UC San Diego's Whistleblower Hotline information. 

Campus Community Centers

Campus Community Centers at UC San Diego build affinity among a diverse population of students, faculty and staff members. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the San Diego community, the centers contribute significantly toward the evolution of a socially just campus. View the Campus Community Centers. 

Students

There are a variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion resources available for all students at Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy. 

Community Engagement Fellows

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Fellows support the Director of Diversity Initiatives in efforts to develop and engage the Scripps Community around equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Fellows have the opportunity to gain valuable leadership, community-building and project management skills while giving back to the Scripps and UC San Diego community.  Fellows assist the Director of Diversity Initiatives in the organization and planning of various events and programs at Scripps designed to (1) foster community building and collaboration, (2) improve campus climate, (3) build professional skills & networks, and (4) enhance cultural awareness and/or education by engaging Scripps Oceanography students, staff, faculty and alumni in a variety of activities and events. View current and past Community Engagement Fellows.

POC Circle 

Bimonthly gathering where BIPOC students (black, indigenous, people of color) can come together as a community to build a support system that allows us to individually and collectively thrive at Scripps. Takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.  

Graduate Student Town Hall

Content to come 

Student Advisor Expectations Survey

Content to come 

Graduate Student Surveys 

Graduate Student Surveys cover many topics including academic program and climate, academic research and advising, and challenges to academic progress. View Graduate and Professional Student Experience Surveys.

University of California Undergraduate Experiences Survey

Provides vital information on student needs, concerns, and experiences essential to developing programs and practices to improve undergraduate life. View the University of California Undergraduate Experiences Survey. 

UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services

The center’s integrative and student-centered services are designed to support students towards their academic success and personal development and well-being while at UC San Diego. View more information or schedule an appointment here. 

The Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities works with undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with documented disabilities; faculty and staff who provide accommodations for students in classrooms and labs; and student veterans. Learn more about the Office for Students with Disabilities. 

Postdocs

There are a variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion resources available for postdoctoral scholars at Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy. 

Scripps Postdoc Association 

Scripps is interested in starting a postdoc association where postdoctoral scholars can share information, resources, and connect with each other as a community.  Contact us if you are interested in getting involved. 

Postdoc Appreciation Event

Annual event held during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020) designed to celebrate and welcome new postdocs to Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Postdoctoral Scholar Survey 

The Postdocs@UCSD Survey™ annually asks postdocs (Title codes 3252, 3253, 3254, 3255, and 3256) across campus, including General Campus, Health Sciences and Marine Sciences, to contribute their anonymous feedback about perceptions of their workplace. It measures department and leadership performance from the postdoc’s perspective and provides valuable data for improving the work environment. View the results of the latest survey here. 

Faculty

There are a variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion resources available for faculty at Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy. 

Scripps IMPROVES (Inclusive Mentorship Program for Retention & Outreach thru Value-driven Engagement & Support)

Initiative offers tiered mentorship training and engagement opportunities to support the Scripps community at various stages of career pathway.

Junior Faculty Monthly Meetup

Faculty and researchers at SIO who self-identify as "Junior" are invited to lunch the first Friday of the month. Contact Deirdre Lyons for more information at d1lyons@ucsd.edu.  

Junior Faculty Advisory Board

J-FAB is a standing committee that meets annually with assistant professors, assistant researchers, and newly hired associate level faculty and researchers to monitor for conflicts with senior level faculty. The committee is comprised of the three Section Heads, the Scripps Director of Diversity Initiatives, and one of the Scripps Ombudspersons. The committee chair will rotate annually. The goal of J-FAB is to identify when problems exist, not necessarily to solve them. Members: Paul Jensen (Chair) Lihini Aluwihare, Art Miller, Jennifer Mackinnon, Keiara Auzenne

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

A confidential service designed to help campus employees and the members of their immediate household resolve concerns that may be affecting personal well-being and/ or job performance. Learn more or schedule an appointment here. 

DisAbility Counseling and Consulting

The division of Human Resources responsible for providing disability management and job accommodation consultation services to UC San Diego faculty and staff who have a medical condition (physical or mental) that interferes with their ability to work or return to work. Learn more about Disability Counseling and Consulting. 

 

Staff

There are a variety of equity, diversity, and inclusion resources available for faculty at Scripps Institution of Oceangraphy. 
 

Scripps HIRES (Hiring thru Inclusive Recruitment & Engagement Strategies)

Initiative provides support to staff search committees through training on implicit bias in hiring, and best practices for inclusive resume screening and interviewing.  Program also provides guidance for targeted outreach to affinity-based professional associations to encourage a diverse candidate pool.

Scripps Staff Association

UC San Diego staff associations serve as ways to network with other employees. Membership is open to all employees. Staff associations at UC San Diego can be viewed here. 

Scripps is also interested in starting a Staff Association where staff can share information, resources, and connect with each other as a community.  Click here to get involved. 

Scripps Day Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Annual event held in the morning of Scripps Day that highlights and celebrates Staff accomplishments and contributions

Staff@Work Survey

The survey annually asks staff (both represented and not-represented) to contribute their anonymous feedback about perceptions of their workplace. The survey is the first of its kind in the UC System. View the survey results here. 

Faculty Staff Assistance Program

A confidential service designed to help campus employees and the members of their immediate household resolve concerns that may be affecting personal well-being and/ or job performance. Learn more or schedule an appointment here. 

All Staff Town Hall

UC San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography regularly hold all staff town halls. Current staff can access past Scripps town hall events here (login required). 

Staff Education & Wellness

UC San Diego Staff Education & Development is a division of the Human Resources Department that consists of Learning & Development, Organization Development, and Learning Technologies. Staff Education & Development supports two training facilities, instructor led classes, e-learning, thousands of course enrollments and compliance training reporting. Find staff education opportunities here. 

UC San Diego also offers programming to augment faculty and staff wellness. Access health and wellness program information here.