SOMeCA is home to about 200 registered student organizations! These organizations are vital to the campus climate and community at the University of California, Santa Cruz for students to truly engage in their college experience.

To get in touch with an organization, email soar@ucsc.edu to ask for the contact information for the organization. SOMeCA can only provide contact information for organizations that are currently registered. This list is updated weekly.

2022-2023 Registered Student Organizations:

 
 
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    Academic

    Association for Computing Machinery for Women (ACM-W) ACM-W is an organization dedicated to helping women and non-binary genders develop technical and social skills to excel in engineering fields.

    Email: acmw.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @acmw.ucsc

    Business Economics Academia To connect like-minded individuals interested in the business world, while propelling student success and professional growth.

    Email: businesseconomicsacademia@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucscbea

    Cognitive Science Student Association (CSSA) Cognitive Science Student Association is a student-run organization created for all students seeking guidance and community within the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science.

    Email: ucsc.cogsci@gmail.com

    Instagram: @cssa.ucsc

    Developer Student Club (DSC) Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) are community groups for college and university students interested in Google developer technologies.

    Email: ucsc.dsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @dscucsc 

    Friends of Lambda Alpha National Honor Society The student group affiliated with the Alpha Gamma Chapter of the Lambda Alpha National Honor Society. Intended to promote scholarship in anthropology through intellectual engagement.

    Email: lambdaalphaslugs@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsclambdaalpha

    Integrated Anthropology Association at UCSC The Integrated Anthropology Association seeks to create community with those interested in and studying anthropology. We host meetings, discussions, and events.

    Email: iaasantacruz@gmail.com

    Kuya-Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) KAMP is a student initiated and student led retention program that targets, but not exclusive to, the PilipinX community.

    Email: kamp.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @kamp.ucsc

    Website: https://linktr.ee/kamp.ucsc 

    Mock Trial Mock Trial is a student-run organization that teaches public speaking, case law, and improv to students interested in the legal field.

    Email: bmdonnel@ucsc.edu 

    Instagram: @mocktrialatucsc

    Model United Nations (SlugMUN) To provide those interested in international affairs, politics, public speaking, and competition with a platform to hone said interests and skills.

    Email: ucscslugmun@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucscslugmun

    Morning Sign Out (MSO) MSO is a UC wide club created to provide anyone interested in science, or pursuing a medical-related career, with resources to help them get the most out of their college experience.

    Email: rlcheung@ucsc.edu

    NeuroTechSC We seek to encourage student engagement in the field of neurotechnology by collaborating on cutting-edge projects.

    Email: neurotechsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @neurotechsc

    Pre-Veterinary Club Supporting undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz on their path to pursuing careers in
    Veterinary Medicine.

    Email: ucsc.pre.vet.@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucscprevet

    Santa Cruz Artificial Intelligence Club The leading Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Club at UCSC focused on introducing the fundamental concepts of Machine Learning to a wide and diverse audience.

    Email: rnadkarn@ucsc.edu 

    Instagram: @ucscai

    Slug Competitive Programming (SlugCP) A place where you can improve your problem-solving skills in coding to prepare for coding interviews or compete in prestigious contest from google, facebook (meta), or ICPC.

    Email: nhtrnguy@ucsc.edu

    Slug Fund Investment Group We are an educational based club missions to educate on financial literacy.

    Email: slugfundig@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc.sfig

    Tomorrow's Medical Community We are a club that focuses on the pre-medical hourney and all the challenges that accompany this path.

    Email: sayapati@ucsc.edu 

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  • Cultural & Identity

    Armenian Students' Association ASA is an organization dedicated to provide students of Armenian descent a space to learn more about the culture and create lasting relationships with other fellow Armenians.

    Email: santacruzasa@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucscasa

    Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA) The Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA) emphasizes unity and empowerment by celebrating the diverse cultures and customs of the AA/PI community.

    Email: apisa.slugs@gmail.com

    Instagram: @apisa.slugs

    Aspiring Physician Assistant Association (APAA) The continuation of educating undergraduate students in the Physician Assistant (PA) field and allowing them to pursue their goals by introducing them to health care opportunities.

    Email: ucsc.apaa@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_apaa

    Bayanihan An organization that is catered to, but not exclusive to, the Filipinx community at UCSC. It promotes unity and empowerment through various aspects and community events.

    Email: plcasipe@ucsc.edu 

    Instagram: @bayanihan.ucsc 

    Black Student Union (BSU) The Black Student Union (BSU), serves as a unifying body for all Black organizations on campus, as well as the Black student body.

    Email: bsu.slugs@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucscbsu 

    Chicanx y Latinx Educandose (ChALE)

    To provide academic, social and cultural resources and support for the Chicanx/Latine community here in UCSC. To retain and encourage a path towards graduation. Events such as: Study Jams, Library Hours, Frosh/Transfer Mixers, Barred, collaboration with ChuCK (events or not), shall be put on in an effort to support the purpose of ChALE.

    Email: e2.chale@gmail.com

    Instagram: @e2.chale

    Website: https://linktr.ee/ChALE.e2 

    Community Unified Student Network (CUSN) CUSN offers AA/PI students opportunities to become involved in the community, resources to enhance academic performance, and a venue in which to create student networks.

    Email: cusnretentionucsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @cusn.ucsc

    Chinese Student Association (CSA) Student organization and resource devoted to promoting unity and empowerment among UCSC students through education and recognition of Asian and Asian American culture.

    Email: csaofucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @csa_ucsc

    Chinese Students & Scholar Association (CSSA) The only Chinese student organization recognized by the Chinese Embassy in the United States. CSSA aims to provide help and services for Chinese students.

    Email: byu27@ucsc.edu 

    Chinese Student Union The initial goal of Chinese Student Union is to serve the Chinese community in school and bring practical benefits and advantages to everyone.

    Email: stao7@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ucsc_csu

    Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas A space that promotes culture through the art of dance. Also serves as a method for retention of Latinx students.

    Email: losmejicas@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @losmejicas

    Han Chinese Traditional Clothing Introduce, spread, and communicate Chinese culture and traditional clothing changing through history. Having cultural exchange with international students from different countries.

    Email: sshen28@ucsc.edu 

    Hermanas Unidas (HaU) Hermanas Unidas provides undergraduate and graduate students professional resources for Chicanx/Latinx students by participating in academic, community service, and social events.

    Email: ucsc.cochair1@hauchapters.com

    Instagram: @haudeucsc 

    Hermanos de UCSC (HU) A space for Latine students to ensure their academic & personal goals are met via community involvement, social networking & overcoming Cultural barriers.

    Email: hu.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @hermanosdeucsc

    Hindu YUVA Hindu YUVA aims to provide a platform to preserve, practice, promote, and protect Hindu Dharma by bringing Hindu youth and those that are interested together.

    Instagram: hinduyuvaucsc

    Indian Student Association ISA is dedicated to spreading Indian cultural awareness, and strengthening the bond between Indo-Americans and other communities on campus.

    Email: ucsc.isa@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_isa

    Iranian Student Union The purpose of this club is to create an environment for people who would like to connect to the Iranian culture. It is important for people to connect to a culture they feel they identify with.

    Email: eleftekh@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ucscisu

    Japanese Student Association (JSA) The JSA is an organization that provides connections and communities for any UCSC student that is a part of or interested in Japanese Culture.

    Email: mjnakaji@ucsc.edu

    Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe is a non-competitive dance group which strives to create a team where members can learn, form bonds, and freely express themselves.

    Email: kasama.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @kasama.ucsc

    Korean American Student Association (KASA) KASA is a student-run organization that strives to educate the community with Korean fellowship and networking through cultural shows, traditional foods, and the language.

    Email: ucsckasa@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc.kasa

    Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) A brother/system program that creates & forms bonds through mentorship, support, and encouragement through small families.

    Email: kamp.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @kamp.ucsc

    Mixed Ethnic and Cultural Student Association The Mixed Ethnic/Cultural Student Association aims to create space and visibility for students of mixed heritage. We will create a community around the shared experience of living.

    Email: ucscmecsa0@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_mecsa

    Movimiento Estudiantil ChicanX de Aztlan (MEChA) MEChA is a student-led organization dedicated to raise political consciousness within the Chicanx/Latine community at UCSC and support our community pursuing higher education.

    Email: ourstorian19@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @mechadeucsc

    Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe (PDT) The cultural dance aspect housed under Bayanihan. PDT is the oldest and first aspect housed under Bayanihan.

    Email: edgopez@ucsc.edu

    Pakistani Student Association The main purpose of Pakistani Student Association is to promote the rich Pakistani culture and get UCSC community familiarized with Pakistani food.

    Instagram: @psa_ucsc

    Raas Rangeela Raas Rangeela is a dance team on campus that competes in the raas circuit. Raas is a folk dance originating from Gujurat.

    Email: ucsc.raas@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_raas

    Sikh Student Association (SSA) The Sikh Student Association was established to be a space for all Sikh and non-Sikh students to experience Simran (religious events), Seva (volunteering), & Sangat (social).

    Email: taksandh@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ucsc_ssa

    Slavic Student Association The UCSC Slavic Student Association will highlight the history, language, culture, traditions, and spirit of Slavic nations. SSA at UCSC will be open to all students who are of Eastern European descent or who are interested in learning about Slavic culture. We will be organizing social events, fundraisers, and networking opportunities to support all club members. Understanding or knowing how to speak the language is not necessary.

    Email: astrazhn@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ucscssa

    Student Alliance of Native American & Indigenous People (SANAI) SANAI is a student-run organization that provides academic and moral support for Native American students on campus and works to increase awareness on Indigenous issues.

    Email: sanaiatucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @sanaiucsc

    Student-Parent Organization Our organization aims to support Student-Parents, promote advocacy, and bridge the gaps between on and off campus.

    Email: ucscspo@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc.spo

    Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) Taiwanese Student Association (TSA) is for any students interested in the Taiwanese culture! We love making new friends and creating a friendly environment for everyone.

    Email: ucsctsa@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_tsa

    Taza Tal South Asian premiere acapella team on campus with the purpose of exploring fusion music.

    Email: ucsctazatal@gmail.com

    Instagram: @officialtazatal

    UMOJA UMOJA, meaning Unity in Swahili, is a student initiated and student run retention program dedicated to keeping African Black and Caribbean identified students here at UC Santa Cruz.

    Email: umoja.santacruz@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @umoja.ucsc

    Website: https://linktr.ee/umojaucsc 

    Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) The Vietnamese Student Association, also known as VSA, is an student-led, non-profit organization dedicated to spreading awareness and appreciation of Vietnamese culture. We aim to foster a welcoming environment where everyone, regardless of ethnicity, can form new bonds and friendships within our community.

    Email: vsa.ucsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucsc.vsa

    Website: https://linktr.ee/ucscvsa 

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  • Environmental & Sustainability

    Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is a collaborative space, focused on reshaping the way we learn within academia, embracing student agency, and providing opportunities to engage in issues of social and environmental justice.

    Email: eslp@ucsc.edu 

    Instagram: @enviroslug

    Website: https://www.eslp-enviroslug.org/ 

    Student Environmental Center (SEC) SEC is a student-run, student-led organization empowering and educating others for a just and a sustainable campus.

    Email: sec-group@ucsc.edu 

    Instagram:@studentenviromentalcenter

    Website: https://sec-enviroslug.squarespace.com/ 

     

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  • General Interest

    Marine Science Club Create an inclusive and supportive community of young marine scientists and ocean enthusiasts that help each other to gain experience in the field of marine science.

    Email: marinescienceclubucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @msc.ucsc

    Santa Cruz Fighting Game Community A student group that holds weekly events for Fighting Games/Smash both casually and competitively.

    Email: ahwen@ucsc.edu

    Slug Anime and Manga Association We’re a chill and social club that meets every Saturday to watch and discuss Japanese media. Come by and say hi!

    Email: slug.anime.manga.association@gmail.com

    Slug Book Club The Slug Book Club is an undergraduate student-run organization bringing the reading community at UCSC together for thoughtful, literary discussion.

    Email: slugbookclub@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @slugbookclub

    Slugs for Coast Connect Slugs for Coast Connect aims to educate and mobilize the UCSC student body to fight for better and more equitable public transportation in Santa Cruz.

    Email: mwool@ucsc.edu

    Slug Gaming Slug Gaming is a community-driven organization that provides unique benefits and opportunities for those looking to be a part of the esports scene, including a competitive environment.

    Email: gddasilv@ucsc.edu  

    Slug Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Film screenings and discussion.

    Email: gealozan@ucsc.edu

     

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  • Greek Letter

    Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) National Jewish fraternity and brotherhood whose goal is to develop the future leaders of jewish communities.
    Instagram: @aepi.ucsc
    Alpha Kappa Delta Phi (aKDPhi) Alpha Kappa Delta Phi is the first, largest, and only international Asian interest sorority.
    Instagram: @ucsc_akdphi
    Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi) With 298,000+ members globally, Alpha Kappa Psi has made its mark as premier developer of principled business leaders as the only major inclusive co-ed business fraternity.

    Email: ucscakpsi@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucscakpsi

    Website: https://linktr.ee/ucscakpsi 

    Alpha Phi Omega (APhiO) A co-ed Greek-letter organization based on community service, but also places importance on developing leadership and promoting friendship.

     

    Alpha Psi Sorority (AY) Alpha Psi is the largest, oldest, local sorority at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An organization of women who support each other academically, personally and intellectually.

    Email: avmsulli@ucsc.edu 

    College Panhellenic Panhellenic is the umbrella term for the three sororities on campus: Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Kappa Alpha Theta.

    Email: collegepanhellenic@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucscpanhellenic
    Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) Delta Sigma Pi is UCSC's largest and oldest co-ed professional business fraternity. We are dedicated to creating opportunities for Brothers to grow professionally and gain skills.

    Email: ucsc.dsp@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucscdsp

    Website: https://linktr.ee/ucscdsp 

    Gamma Phi Beta (GPhi) Gamma Phi Beta is an international sorority under Panhellenic. Our vision is to inspire "the highest type of womanhood" and our philanthropic partner is Girls on the Run!
    Kappa Alpha Theta (KAT) Kappa Alpha Theta is the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. Theta focuses on promoting sisterhood, philanthropy, and leadership.

    Instagram: @ucsctheta

    Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) We are a women’s organization thriving on tradition, leadership, academics, and friendship. Alone, each Kappa brings unique qualities to campus, but together we make a difference.

    Instagram: @ucsckkg

    Kappa Gamma Delta (KGD) Kappa Gamma Delta, the only pre-health sorority on UC Santa Cruz's campus, aims to guide women in their professional and academic development. While there is a social aspect to our sorority, our main goals are to ensure the academic success of our members and to foster a safe environment to empower our sisters as they head into their post-undergraduate life.
    Kappa Zeta (KZ) Kappa Zeta Sorority is a local multicultural sorority founded in 2003 focused on creating a safe
    space for its members. We pride ourselves in supporting each other socially and academically.

    Email: kzpresident.ucsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @kappazetaucsc

    Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Pre-Law Professional Greek Letter Organization Fraternity

    Email: sajcarde@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ucscpad

    Sigma Lambda Beta (SLB) Sigma Lambda Beta's mission is to nurture and further a dynamic, values-based environment that utilizes our historically Latino-based, multicultural fraternity as a catalyst to
    Instagram: @santacruzbetas
    Sigma Lambda Gamma Sigma Lambda Gamma is a multicultural organization set to empower its members through academics, community service, cultural awarness, morals/ethics, and social interaction.

    Email: jzendej1@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ucscgammas

    Sigma Mu Delta (SMD) Pre-medical Fraternity

    Email: gammasmd@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucsc.smd

    Sigma Omicron Pi (SOPi) Sigma Omicron Pi is an Asian American-interest sorority that upholds the pillars of Unity,
    Friendship, Leadership, and Service.

    Email: krlchan@ucsc.edu 

    Sigma Phi Zeta Sigma Phi Zeta is the only locally founded fraternity at UC Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on our pillars of multiculturalism, brotherhood, academic excellence, and community service.

    Sigma Pi*

    *Sigma Pi Fraternity is suspended until Spring 2024 and is not a recognized chapter at this time. 

     

    Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE)*

    *Tau Kappa Epsilon is currently under an Interim Suspension pending a conduct review.

    TKE’s mission is to aid men in their mental, moral and social development for life. We build Better Men for a Better World.

     

    Theta Pi Sigma An all-gender Greek organization aiming to strengthen Greek life by providing a vehicle for positive leadership, change, and growth in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex,

    Email: tdao2@ucsc.edu 

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  • Media-Broadcast

      

    Film Production Coalition An organization dedicated to collaboratively making short films every quarter in small production groups.

    Email: fpc.ucsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @filmproductioncoalition

    On the Spot We are a comedy sketch organization that produces short comedic films each quarter and teaches members the fundamentals of film production through a comedic medium.

    Email: onthespot10@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @onthespot_ucsc

    Student Cable Television (SCTV) Student Cable Television is an organization and council comprised of representatives from broadcast orgs.

    Email: studentcabletelevision@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @sctv_media

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  • Media-Print

    Alay Alay is a safe space for the self expression of all identities. We uplift and commemorate Filipinx, and POC's creative work, and provide tools for that work to be seen.

    Email: alay.ucsc@gmail.com

    Chinquapin Literary Magazine UCSC’s longest-running student-run literary magazine, annually publishing student submissions of poetry, fiction, prose, photography and visual art.

    Email: chinquapin@gmail.com

    Instagram: @chinquapinucsc

    City on a Hill Press City on a Hill Press (CHP) is dedicated to reporting and analyzing the issues affecting the student population. CHP serves as watchdogs for the politics of the UC administration and works on covering unreported events, ideas, and voices. The campus paper also provides a space for Santa Cruz residents to present their views and interact with the campus community. Ideally, CHP’s work will serve as an arena for debate, challenge, and ultimately, change.

    Email: editors@cityonahillpress.com

    Instagram: @chpnow

    Eyecandy Film Journal EyeCandy Film Journal is an annually published, student-run media studies collective. Our aim is to focus on culturally relevant and compelling topics.

    Email: eyecandyfilmjournal@gmail.com

    Instagram:  @eyecandyfilmjournal

    Fish Rap Live! A triquarterly alternative humor and satire newspaper on campus.

    Email: fishraplive@gmail.com

    Fruitcake Fruitcake Magazine is dedicated to the publication and promotion of student artists of all academic and ideological backgrounds.

    Email: fruitcakesc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @fruitcakesc

    Leviathan Jewish Journal Leviathan is a print organization on campus. We are a creative space for students to explore journalism and a low stakes environment.

    Email: leviathanvoice@gmail.com

    Instagram: @leviathanjewishjournal

    Matchbox Magazine A UC-wide literary and visual arts magazine that exists to platform underrepresented student voices and their intersectional identities, experiences, and radical visions for expression.

    Email: matchboxmagazine@gmail.com

    Instagram: @matchboxmagazine

    Scientific Slug Scientific Slug is a science and art magazine produced for and by UCSC undergraduates.

    Email: scientificslug@gmail.com

    Instagram: @scislug

    Shutterslug Photography The student-run photography organization at UCSC. We welcome students of all skill levels and hope to foster a tight-knit community committed to advancing their craft.

    Email: shutterslugphotography@gmail.com

    Instagram: @shutterslugofficial

    TWANAS (Communities of Color and Native American Students Press) TWANAS facilitates an open inclusive space for individuals at UCSC who hold various identities across all intersections to creatively express issues that affect all BIPOC.

    Email: twanaspress@gmail.com

    Instagram: @twanas_press

     

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  • Performing & Visual Arts

     

    Acquire A Cappella We are Santa Cruz's most innovative a cappella group! Through a fusion of jazz, pop, and everything else, we bring great music to Santa Cruz and beyond!

    Email: info@acquiremusic.org

    Instagram: @acquireacappella

    African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) We are a student-led theater arts troupe for Black and African American students.

    Email: cadrc@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @cadrc_ucsc

    Website: https://www.cadrc.org/

    Cloud 9 A Cappella Cloud 9 is University of California Santa Cruz's original a cappella group. Established in 2001, we have been rocking collegiate a cappella for over a decade. We travel across Northern California.

    Email: cloud9ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @cloud9acappella

    Comedy Joust Foster community and provide entertainment through improv comedy.

    Email: comedyjoust.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @comedyjoust

    Cultural Arts & Diversity (CADrc) Bringing multicultural theater productions and workshops to the UC Santa Cruz campus while helping maintain the Rainbow Theater and African American Theater Arts Troupe.

    Email: dikmoore@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @cadrc_ucsc

    Game Design and Art Collaboration  (GDA) GDA is an organization that provides a friendly and inclusive environment to grow game development skills of all levels.

    Email: gdacollab@gmail.com

    Haluan Hip Hop Dance Troupe Haluan is a competitive Hip Hop Dance Team housed under Bayanihan. We have been around since 1992 and are open to all interested dancers of all levels of experience!

    Email: haluandance.ucsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @haluanhiphop

    Isang Himig We are a non-competitive and multi-cultural a cappella group housed under Bayanihan.

    Email: isanghimig.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @isanghimig

    Kahaani UCSC Kahaani is a co-ed Hindi Film dance team for University of California, Santa Cruz.

     

    Kalanjali Translating to "offering of art", our team is dedicated to promoting cultural diversity by creating a space to learn and practice the Indian classical dance style of Bharantanatyam.

    Email: kalanjali.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @kalanjali.ucsc

    Peach Perfect Peach Perfect (PP) is currently the only active Chinese music club at UCSC, gathering many musically talented students. It has held its own concert events and many club members have participated in different singing competitions in the Bay Area.

    Email: hzhang92@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @pp_ucsc

    POPreKa POPreKa is a non-audition K-POP dance team where fans and non-fans alike can unite through joint learning of K-POP choreographies!

    Email: poprekadance@gmail.com

    Rainbow Theater Rainbow Theater was established to give BIPOC students a space to act or direct shows, creating stories that showcase and explore their cultures.

    Email: cadrc@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @cadrc_ucsc

    Website: https://www.cadrc.org/

    Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe Hey Slugs!! We're Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe and we're a club at UCSC dedicated to spreading and showcasing Latin American and Caribbean culture through the art of dance.

    Email: sabrosuraldt@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @sabrosuraldt

    Slugs in Fishnets UCSC's own Rocky Horror Picture Show shadowcast. A student run organization that provides a safe space for students to explore identity, expression, and queer culture.

    Email: slugsinfishnets@gmail.com

    Instagram: @slugsinfishnets

    Traditional East Asian & Rock Band Combining traditional East Asian music and pop music to promote East Asian traditional music and culture in UCSC and Western society.

    Email: tea.and.r.band@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @tear_band_ucsc

     

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  • @freethinkersucsc

    Political & Advocacy

     

    Anakbayan Anakbayan Santa Cruz is a comprehensive youth and student organization that fights for national democracy in the Philippines.

    Email: anakbayansc@gmail.com

    CALPIRG CALPRIG focuses on campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, protect public health, promote democracy, and fight poverty in our communities.

    Email: imesquiv@ucsc.edu 

    College Republicans at UC Santa Cruz The purpose of the College Republicans at UC Santa Cruz, shall be to represent all Republican and conservative students attending the University of California, Santa Cruz; to foster the expression of Republican and conservative values and principles on the UC Santa Cruz campus by providing a political outlet for students to come together and voice their opinions; to educate students about the Republican Party; to support local, state, and national campaigns that align with our values in any way we can; to participate in or facilitate various events that support our cause; and to promote a commitment to community service. To do this, the College Republicans at UC Santa Cruz will hold meetings, and provide for outreach, social events, voter registration, debates, and all other functions supporting these causes.

    Email: ucsantacruzcollegerepublicans@gmail.com 

    Freethinkers Society The Freethinkers Society is a student run advocacy and community service organization which use the tools of science and reason to secure accessible and ethical government.

    Email: freethinkerssocietyucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @freethinkersucsc

    GABRIELA Santa Cruz The purpose of this organization is to organize Filipina women and gender non-conforming people for National Democracy in the Philippines through building activist skills and people power towards the fight for true liberation in the Philippines.

    Email: pmirfatt@ucsc.edu

    Planned Parenthood: Generation Action We aim to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom, educate young people about sexual health, raise public awareness about reproductive health and rights, etc!

    Email: ppga.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @plannedparenthooducsc

    Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) Students for Justice in Palestine at UCSC aims to educate, advocate, and mobilize in support of Palestinian liberation.

    Email: ucscsjp@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucscsjp

    Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Students coming together to resist the War on Drugs through policy actions and harm reduction.

    Email: ucsc@chapters.ssdp.org

    Instagram: @ucsantacruzssdp

    Student Housing Coalition We are a student-led organization dedicated to advocacy surrounding the housing crisis in the Santa Cruz region.

    Email: thestudenthousingcoalition@gmail.com

    Instragram: @ucscstudenthousingcoalition

     

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  • Professional

    180 Degrees Consulting 180 Degrees provides socially conscious organizations around the world with very high-quality consulting services.

    Email: ucsc@180dc.org

    Instagram: @ucsc180dc

    Aspiring Physicians Assistant Association (APAA) The continuation of educating undergraduate students in the Physician Assistant (PA) field and allowing them to pursue their goals by introducing them to health care opportunities.

    Email: ucsc.appa@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_appa

    Eco Capitalists Our organization will research businesses and industries that combat climate change and environmental solutions. Our goal is to find market solutions.

    Email: dresig@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @ecocapitalistsucsc

    National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) NSBE's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and psoitively impact the community.

    Email: xletcher@ucsc.edu

    Pre-Dental Society The goal of the Pre-Dental society at UCSC is to expose undergraduate students to the field of dentistry through manual dexterity workshops, improve DAT scores, and more.

    Email: asknutso@ucsc.edu

    Instagram: @pdatucsc

    Pre-Veterinary Club Supporting undergraduate students at UC Santa Cruz on their path to pursuing careers in Veterinary Medicine.

    Email: ucsc.pre.vet@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucscprevet

    Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) We are a professional networking organization that allows students to gain valuable skills to prepare for a professional work environment.

    Email: sase.ucsc@gmail.com

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  • Religious & Spiritual

    Muslim Student Association The purpose of the Muslim Student Association is to work for the sake of Allah to foster a supportive community and represent the voice of the Muslims at UCSC.

    Email: ucsc.msa@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc.msa

    Newman Catholics at UCSC Supporting the UCSC Catholic community with living their faith on campus as well as sharing Catholicism with the campus community.

    Email: ucscnewmancenter@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @ucscnewman

    Website: https://www.ucscnewmancenter.com

    SOON Movement Global We are a Christian organization dedicatd to training students to build spiritual movements everywhere with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

     

    Spiritual Pagan Student Alliance A safe space for earth-based spiritual/pagan discussion and practice at UCSC.

    Email: spsa.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @scpagans

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  • Service 

    American Red Cross Association at UCSC (ARCA To assist the school and the American Red Cross in instituting, encouraging, unifying, and executing projects and services in cooperation with the Santa Cruz Region Chapter.

    Email: ucscredcross@gmail.com

    Instagram: @ucsc_redcross

    Circle K International We are an organization that focuses on community service and volunteering! We tend to help out local businesses within the Santa Cruz area while having fun socializing too!
    Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) Colleges Against Cancer plans community events to spread cancer awareness and fundraise money for non-profit cancer organizations like the American Cancer Society.

    Email: collegesagainstcancerucsc@gmail.com 

    Instagram: @cacucsc

    Community Aid and Resources (CARe) Community Aid and Resources (CARe) is a student-led organization whose mission is to provide resources to alleviate college student homelessness in the Santa Cruz area.

    Email: ghora@ucsc.edu

    Emergency Medical Slugs We are a club dedicated to providing members with an in-depth look at what pre-hospital care is like, including teaching the skills used in that context.

    Email: emergencymedicalslugs@gmail.com

    Instagram: @emslugs_ucsc

    MEDLIFE Providing medication, education, and development to low income communities in South America and Africa.

    Email: medlifeucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @medlifeucsc

    Operation Smile Operation Smile at UCSC is part of a nationwide university based effort to raise awareness about the transformative effect of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries.

    Email: operationsmile.ucsc@gmail.com

    Instagram: @osucsc

    Rotaract Club We are a community service organization sponsored by Rotary International, and aim to give back to the community through volunteerism, fundraising, and mentorship!

    Email: rotaract.santacruz@gmail.com

    Instagram:@rotaract.sc

  • Dismissed Organizations

    Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2018 as a result of risk management violations. 
    Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2021 as a result of risk management violations including hazing.
    Psi Chi Omega Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2005 as a result of risk managment violations including hazing.
    Ski & Snowboard Club Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz as a result of risk management violations. 
    Theta Chi Fraternity Dismissed by UC Santa Cruz in 2019 as a result of risk management violations and failure to comply with University sanctions including hazing.

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