Student Resources

Student Resource List

Find links for many campus and community resources for students below.

Resources for Financial Support:

The Basic Needs Center serves as a space for students to create community and access coordinated basic needs services.
UC Berkeley Basic Needs(link is external)

CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program.
CalFresh(link is external)

Social Security offers an online disability...

Community-based Disability Resources:

Provides disability-related information, resources, and programs in the City of Berkeley.
City of Berkeley - Disability Resources(link is external)

A list of ADHD/LD providers that administer testing.
ADHD/LD Testing Referrals(link is external)

The...

Resources for Academic and Learning Support:

The UC Berkeley Library provides special assistance to library users with disabilities in their use of the library and its resources.
UC Berkeley Library - Disability Resources(link is external)

The Student Learning Center is the premier undergraduate academic support unit at UC Berkeley.
Student Learning Center...

Study Skills:

The Learning Scientists make scientific research on learning more accessible to students, teachers, and other educators.
The Learning Scientists(link is external)

Study skills guides for students that provide everything you need in order to learn effectively.
Education Corner - Study Skills for Students...

Writing:

Helps students build confidence in their writing and enhances their ability to express rich ideas thoughtfully.
College Writing Program - Writing Across Berkeley(link is external)

Writing worksheets, resources, and workshops that help students develop their writing skills.
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Note Taking Strategies:

A system for taking, organizing, and reviewing notes.
Cornell Note Taking(link is external)

A note-taking method for iPad users.
The "Box-Method"(link is external)

Reading Strategies/Resources:

Helps improve your understanding, recall, and retention of textbook material.
SQ3R - Survey, Question, Read, Recall, Review(link is external)

A video tutorial about the SQ3R Reading Method.
SQ3R Video Tutorial(link is external)...

Resources for Legal Support:

Advises currently registered Cal students regarding their legal questions, rights, and obligations.
UC Berkeley Student Legal Services(link is external)

Works to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities through legal advocacy, training, education, and public policy and legislative development.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (...

Resources for Housing Accommodations:

Provides accessible housing to meet the needs of everyone.
Berkeley Housing Accomodations(link is external)

Oversees nondiscrimination laws that require housing providers to grant requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications in housing, programs, and activities.
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Student Groups:

Hosts a variety of volunteering, mentoring, and fundraising events throughout the year that help promote acceptance and empower the Berkeley autism community.
Spectrum @Cal(link is external)

Serves as the representative undergraduate voice on mental health, acting as the central liaison between mental health stakeholders, addressing the intersectionalities of mental health.
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Disability Studies:

The Disability Studies field explores how to best meet the challenges and alleviate the problems of those with impairments or disabilities, with emphasis on the role of those affected in defining problems and evaluating solutions.
Disability Studies at UC Berkeley(link is external)

The Disability Studies Cluster aims to support theoretical and applied research, policy analysis, teaching...

Disability Identity, Culture, and Justice:

Archive of individuals with oral histories or personal papers in the Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement collection and organizations with historical records.
Bancroft Library - The Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement(link is external)

Contains work on intersectionality, the autistic movement, racial justice, queer and...

Mental Health and Wellness:

CAPS offers short-term counseling for academic, career, and personal issues and also offers psychiatry services for circumstances when medication can help with counseling. There is no charge to get started, and all registered students can access services regardless of their insurance plan.
University Health Services - Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)(link is external)

Inclusive Recreation is a collaborative campus commitment to...

Applying for Standardized Testing Accommodation:

Accommodations for test takers with disabilities or health-related needs.

GRE(link is external)

MCAT (link is external)

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Jobseekers with Disabilities:

Cal students registered with the Disabled Student Program can schedule hour-long one-on-one appointments with an experienced Career Counselor(link is external) to support their career exploration, preparation, and job seeking as an employee with a disability.
Berkeley Career Services for Students...