Graduate Contacts

For just about any issue you may be having, there is someone on campus who can help. Finding that person isn't always easy though. Here is a brief guide to some of the services available. If you don't find what you need, ask Angela for advice on where to look.

Department

Graduate Studies

Other Campus Resources

Department
Graduate Coordinator Knowledgable about department and campus rules: getting exceptions to Grad Studies requirements, how to navigate the campus bureaucracy, etc.; can help with office assignment issues; starts requests for PELP and filing fee status and has access to many forms.
Angela Sharma
752-1501

MSO Expert on campus bureaucracy. Staff supervisor who can help with conflicts between students and staff.
Tracy Lade
752-5891

Graduate Vice Chair Contact regarding academic matters including course requirements, exams, qualifier committees and also non-academic matters including department financial support for students, PELP approval, and filing fee status. Can add extra weight on exceptions for Grad Studies rules.
Rena Zieve
574-8874

Undergraduate Vice Chair Helps with complaints regarding TA assignments and supervision.
Lori Lubin
754-4418

Chair The boss. Can overrule both the MSO and Vice Chairs.
Bob Svoboda
752-5989

Grad Studies
Student Affairs Officer
Deals with dissertation approvals and can explain most Grad Studies rules.
Amelia Brown
752-1473

Graduate Assistant to the Dean Serves as a liaison between graduate students and the administration; can convey student concerns, formally or informally, to the administration.
Jeanelle Hope
gradassistant@ucdavis.edu

Associate Dean for Students Serves as a neutral sounding board for graduate students, and is knowledgeable about the procedures students must take to resolve their issues.
JP Delplanque
752-2050

Dean The big boss: can approve exceptions to Grad Studies rules; is responsible for formal "disqualification" of graduate students, and decides on appeals from students who have been disqualified or have been warned that they are subject to disqualification; can hear appeals of department decisions and complaints about department policies (although usually as a last resort).
Prasant Mohapatra
2-2050

Graduate Council, Chair Sets policies on such issues as progress toward degree, employment standards, and fellowships; Administrative Committee hears appeals of disqualification.
Nicole Baumgarten
752-1510

Campus
Counseling Services Provides free short-term counseling to registered students, and referrals for longer term counseling; offers emergency responses; has been very helpful for students with depression, anxiety, and other concerns.
CAPS
752-0871

Graduate Student Association General resource for grievance information and advice; provides limited free legal assistance.
752-6108

Union for Academic Student Employees Represents TAs and readers on issues such as wages, benefits, workload, grievance procedures, and fair hiring processes (for example, complaints of excessive TA workload).
http://www.uaw2865.org

Mediation Services Provides voluntary, informal, and completely confidential mediation for conflicts involving faculty, staff, and graduate students; for significant conflicts, if both parties agree to mediation, this can be very effective.
297-4480

Student Judicial Affairs Deals with charges of academic and personal misconduct by undergraduate and graduate students; hears grievances by students who suffer arbitrary treatment, discrimination or harassment based on prohibited bias.
752-1128

Sexual Harassment Officer Deals with complaints of sexual harassment, and can help with other types of discrimination; anonymous complaints can be made to 2-2255.
752-9255

Student Disability Center Provides services and ensures the provision of appropriate accommodations for disabled students. Note that to request such accommodations, a student must go through the SDC; faculty members are instructed that under no circumstances should they provide disability-related accommodations without such a letter.
752-3184

Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) The basic resource for issues involving international students (visas, employment issues, etc.).
752-0864

Reentry Student Services Offers counseling and referrals to graduate students age 30 and over.
752-4411


Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) The basic resource for issues involving international students (visas, employment issues, etc.).
752-0864

UC Davis Ombuds Office The UC Davis Ombuds Office is a confidential, independent, impartial, and informal problem-solving and conflict management resource for all members of the UC Davis campus community.
530-219-6750