SOMeCA: Engage Your Future

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This is a moment of opportunity. UCSC is offering unique Registered Student Organizations in which students can engage as leaders, tackle real life issues, and master the skills needed in the classroom and in their careers.

SOMeCA programs are designed for active, experiential learning. We offer trainings, mentorship, and a network of alumni in all fields. Through the Student Agency Model, we have built a community of over 200 dynamic organizations in which students can gain the knowledge and experience that employers and national leaders are looking for, such as critical thinking, applied knowledge in real-world settings, ethical decision making, complex problem solving, and intercultural competence.

Join in the SOMeCA community and engage your future! Check out a SOMeCA organization or event or visit us at any of our offices.




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COVID-19 Updates


What students should do

Students, whether on campus, off campus in Santa Cruz, or at their permanent residence, can call the Student Health Center at 831-459-2591 for instructions on self-care or to make a telehealth or in-person appointment. Information about after-hours care for students is available online. Acutely ill students who are not in Santa Cruz should seek medical care from a healthcare provider in their area.

If you are a student who received care off-campus and have tested positive, or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please notify the Student Health Center at 831-459-2591 so that we can help coordinate your care and support the health of our campus community.

SOMeCA Values

Katherine Canales; Associate Director
The following values were selected through surveys and discussions amongst students, staff, and alumni. 

AccountabilityBeing responsible for one’s impacts and responsive to feedback

CollectivityTo actively inquire, include, and learn from others

AgencyTo interact with the world fully and actively

IntegrityDoing the right thing at all times regardless of how you might be affected

CompassionTo suffer with others and act with understanding and without separation

MindfulnessBeing aware and present to what is happening without filters of distraction, prejudice, or other social norms

SOAR Resources

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Media Resources

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Cultural Arts Resources

Below are links to different resources used by CAD Students: