Student-Led Clubs & Organizations

UC Santa Cruz has over 150 registered student organizations and associations based on academic, athletic, ethnic, religious, political, and cultural interests.

Descriptions of these groups can be found on the following websites:

SOMeCA (SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity)

Jack Baskin School of Engineering 

 

Academic

  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery - Women
  • Bioinformatics Club
  • ChALE (Chicanxs and Latinxs Educandose)
  • Chemistry Club
  • Cognitive Science Student Association
  • Community Unified Student Network
  • Competitive Math Team
  • Creative Tech Design
  • Data Science @ UCSC
  • Developer Student Club at UCSC
  • Formula Slug
  • Girls Who Code
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Hermanos Unidos de UCSC
  • Historical Slug
  • Integrated Anthropology Association
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Information Systems Management Association (ISMA)
  • MCAT Declassified
  • Model United Nations Club (SlugMUN)
  • Morning Sign Out
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
  • NeuroTech Santa Cruz
  • Olive Tree Initiative
  • Rocket Team
  • Santa Cruz Artificial Intelligence Club
  • Santa Cruz Linux Users’ Group (SlugLUG)
  • Security Santa Cruz (SSC)
  • Slugbotics
  • SlugSat
  • Slug Gaming
  • Slug Thoughts
  • Slug United by Mathematics (SUM)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWESLUGS)
  • START (Students Transforming and Advancing Research Together)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society
  • Umoja
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

 

Cultural & Identity

  • A Step Forward
  • African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT)
  • African Black Coalition
  • African Student Union
  • Armenian Student Association (ASA)
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA)
  • Bangladeshi Students Association
  • Bayanihan (formerly Filipino Student Association)
  • Beautiful Black Queers (BBQ)
  • Black Campus Ministries
  • Black Men's Alliance (BMA)
  • Black Student Union 
  • Black Womxn’s Alliance (BWA)
  • Blender
  • Centro Americanos Unidos (CAU)
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Chinese Students & Scholars Association
  • Chinese Union at UCSC
  • College Diabetes Network at UCSC
  • Cultural Arts & Diversity (CAD)
  • Destination Higher Education
  • Engaging Education (e2)
  • Environmental Studies Graduate BIPOC Caucus
  • Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas 
  • Han Chinese Clothing Association
  • Hermanas Unidas (HaU)
  • Hip Hop Congress Chapter
  • Hmong Student Association
  • Indian Student Association (ISA)
  • Iranian Student Union
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Jewish Student Union of UC Santa Cruz
  • Korean American Student Association (KASA)
  • Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP)
  • Minorities in Anthropology
  • Melanin UCSC
  • Queer Geeks
  • Prism: Student Coalition for Gender, Sex, & Sexuality
  • Salsita Dance Group
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • South Asian Federation
  • South Asian Society (SAS)
  • Student Alliance of North American Indians (SANAI)
  • Taiwanese American Student Association
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Underground Scholars Initiative
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

 

Environmental & Sustainability

  • CALPIRG Students
  • Campus Sustainability Council
  • The Community Agroecology Network
  • Demeter Seed Library
  • Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP)
  • Farmers for the Global Majority
  • Food Systems Working Group
  • Fossil Free UC
  • Friends of the Community Agroecology Network (FoCAN)
  • Gente de la Tierra (GDLT)
  • Kresge Food Co-op
  • Marine Science Club
  • Oakes Garden
  • OXFAM Club at UC Santa Cruz
  • Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA)
  • Sea Slugs
  • Slugs for Solar
  • Student Environmental Center (SEC)

General Interest

  • Astrophotography Slugs
  • Banana Slugs for Animals
  • Coffee House Chess
  • Doctors without Borders
  • Game Design and Art Collaborations
  • Medieval Club of UCSC
  • Philosophical Slug Society
  • Santa Cruz Smash Bros & Fighting Game Community
  • Slug Anime & Manga Association
  • Slug Gaming
  • Society of STEM Sisters

Greek Letter Organizations

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Psi Sorority
  • College Panhellenic
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Inter-Greek Council
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Gamma Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Zeta

  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
  • Sigma Mu Delta
  • Sigma Omicron Pi
  • Sigma Phi Zeta Fraternity 
  • Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority
  • Theta Pi Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Performing & Visual Arts



  • African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT)
  • Haluan Hip Hop Dance Troupe
  • The Hightones
  • Isang Himig Multi-Cultural A Capella
  • JK Family Kazoku Kajok
  • Kadence Keys
  • Kahaani
  • Kalanjali
  • Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe
  • Kinetic Poetics Project
  • Mariachi Eterno de UCSC
  • Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe (PDT)
  • Peach Perfect at UCSC
  • People Power
  • Popreka
  • Rainbow Theater
  • Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe
  • Sequoia Singers
  • Slugs in Fishnets
  • Student Artists of Color Coalition
  • Taza Tal
  • Traditional East Asian Music & Rockband

Political & Advocacy

  • Anak Bayan Santa Cruz
  • Beyond Dreams
  • BridgeSantaCruz
  • California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)
  • College Democrats at UCSC
  • College Republicans
  • Girl Up Slugs
  • Humanity First Club
  • Mock Trial at UCSC
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • Period.
  • Planned Parenthood: Generation Action
  • Platypus Affiliated Society
  • Prison Abolition Coalition
  • Slugs for Israel
  • Slugs4Scow
  • Students Against Sexual Assault
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UCSC
  • The BUZZ
  • The Student Parent Organization
  • The Snail Movement
  • Young Americans for Liberty at UCSC
  • Young Democratic Socialists of America at UCSC

Professional

  • 180 Degrees Consulting @UCSC
  • ACE Pre-Health Community
  • Accounting Association
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • American Red Cross Association
  • Aspiring Nursing Students Association (ANSA)
  • Aspiring Physician Assistant Association (APAA)
  • Emergency Medical Slugs
  • Gesher Group
  • Health and Nutrition Club
  • iSee Pre-Optometry Club @ UCSC
  • Mock Trial at UCSC
  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Pre-Health Student Council
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Pre-Pharmacy Student Association
  • Pre-Health Student Council (PHSC)
  • Pre-Student Osteopathic Medical Association (Pre-SOMA) at UCSC
  • Pre-Veterinary Club at UCSC
  • Slugs Fund Investment Group
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Sports Medicine Club at UCSC
  • Tomorrow’s Medical Community
  • UCSC Club Vida
  • Undergraduate Neuroscience Club (UNC)
  • Undergraduate Research Science Association (URSA)
  • University Economics Association (UEA)
  • Volunteers Around the World: Medical Outreach Program at UCSC

Religious & Spiritual

  • Christians on Campus at UCSC
  • Klesis Christian Fellowship
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • Sikh Student Association (SSA)
  • Vintage Faith

(non-student-led religious groups can be located through the University Interfaith Council)

Service

  • American Red Cross Association
  • CARe (Community Aid & Resources)
  • Circle K International
  • Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)
  • Emergency Medical Slugs
  • Oxfam America at UCSC
  • Rotaract Club of Santa Cruz County

Sports Clubs (Competitive) 

  • Ballroom Dance
  • Cross Country
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Men's Lacrosse
  • Women's Lacrosse
  • Men's Rugby
  • Women's Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Softball
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Men's Ultimate
  • Women's Ultimate
  • Men's Water Polo
  • Women's Water Polo

Sports Clubs (Recreational)

  • Backpacking
  • Badminton
  • Camp Kesem
  • Cheer
  • Circus Slugs
  • Dance
  • Disc Golf
  • Grappling
  • Judo
  • Kayak
  • Kendo
  • Muay Thai
  • Racquetball
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Tango
  • Volleyball

Student Media

  • Alay
  • Amateur Radio Club
  • Chinquapin
  • City on a Hill Press
  • Eyecandy
  • Film Production Coalition
  • Fishrap Live!
  • Fruitcake
  • KZSC
  • Leviathan Jewish Journal
  • Matchbox Magazine
  • On the Spot
  • Red Wheelbarrow
  • Scientific Slug
  • SCTV
  • Shutterslug Photography
  • TWANAS (Third World and Native American Students Press Collective)

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