Campus services from a to z – the daily wildcat recipes for heartburn

OK, so it doesn’t technically start with E, but close enough. Located just East of the Arizona History Museum, CESL has served the Tucson and UA communities for more than 50 years, and is home to the only Commission on English Language Program Accreditation in Arizona.

This year’s iteration of the annual event will take place Oct. 3-5. Parents are encouraged to come to campus to meet with President Dr. Robert Robbins, attend the football game on Saturday against the California Golden Bears and hang out with their favorite Wildcat.

This office is responsible for enforcing Title IX compliance and the UA’s Non-discrimination and Anti-harassment policies. According to its website, the OIE fosters equity and opportunity, strengthens relationships across diverse groups, and supports a campus culture of equality for all.


This office helps create safe spaces for students of all identities through social events and LGBTQ-centric programs. The center, located in the Student Union Memorial Center, serves as a meeting place for a wide range of LGBTQ+ clubs and organizations on campus.

A little-known fact: The UA sits on what was once native land, specifically Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui. NASA’s mission is to provide culturally sensitive academic counseling and support services to American Indian/Alaskan Native students, according to its website.

Don’t want to live on campus? Luckily, the UA has an entire office dedicated to helping you escape your freshman year dorm-mate. This office can help you find an apartment or house in your budget, and make sure you still have cash left over to pay for covered parking.

Perhaps the hardest part about college? Finding parking. That’s where PTS comes in. Go here if you’re looking for a spot to park in one of UA’s eight parking garages and multiple zones. A personal tip from the author: Just get a parking pass. Don’t try and tailgate someone while leaving a parking garage. You’ll end up paying for a parking spot anyway.

While not technically a club or office, this resource group is housed under the Office of LGBTQ Affairs. This past year, the group met at the Guerrero Student Center for meetings that focused on peer to peer art and healing support group that provides a safe and comfortable environment for LGBTQ and Two Spirit students of color, its website said.

Though you may think solely of the Campus Recreation Center south of Fifth Avenue as Campus Recreation, this department is so much more. From the weight-room and workout space under Bear Down Gym to all the intramural sports and classes offered, Campus Recreation is there to make sure you never skip leg day.

Late night in the library and a long walk home? This free nighttime student service provides transportation to on-and-near campus locations. Check SafeRide’s website for updated service times and locations, call 520.621.7233 to schedule your ride and be ready with your Cat Card to skip the late-night walk.

Jared Irwin tries to work out a step-by-step method to solve a calculus problem at the Think Tank in Bear Down Gym on July 18, 2016. There are five Think Tank locations throughout campus at Bear Down Gym, Park Student Union, Student Rec Center, Manzanita-Mohave Hall and Coronado Hall.

With a staff of over 200 undergrads, graduate students and faculty members, Think Tank serves the tutoring needs of the general student population. While many services are offered for free, some individual sessions and group sessions do have a fee.

Located on the fourth floor of the Student Union Memorial Center inside the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, the WRC’s mission is to strive to create change on campus in response to sexism and misogyny, doing social justice work at the intersection of many identities, according to the center’s website.

Ok, so maybe an X-Ray isn’t a club or organization. But Campus Health Services, located just west of the Highland and Fifth Avenue intersection, does boast its own radiology unit. Plus, they might even give you a lollipop if you don’t say ouch.

There are over 40 religious and spiritual clubs and organizations here at the UA. Young Life College is a Christian club on campus that meets once a week to figure out what it means to enjoy life, enjoy God, and to make real friends in the process. There is also the Jewish Arizonans on Campus club, which offers a home away from home for Jewish students, the Muslim Students Association, which focuses on building relationships between all people and the Secular Student Alliance, the only officially recognized club for atheist and other nonreligious students.

Don’t have a ticket to your favorite sporting event? Well, the ZonaZoo, recently voted the 2018 NCSSA Student Section of the Year, has you covered. With the addition of last year’s $100 athletic fee, all undergrad students are automatically admitted to all sports events except basketball and football.