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:

Jack Baskin School of Engineering

SOAR (Student Organization Advising and Resources)

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

 

Academic

  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • Aspiring Physician Assistant Association (APAA)
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery - Women
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chican@s and Latin@s Educandose
  • Cognitive Science Student Association
  • Community Unified Student Network (CUSN)
  • Crypto Currency Club
  • Empowering Latino Advancement Through Education and Development (E.L.A.T.E.D.)
  • eWomen at UC Santa Cruz
  • Game Design & Art Collaborations (GDA)
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Hermanos Unidos de UCSC
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Information Systems Management Association (ISMA)
  • Kuya Ate Mentorship Program
  • Model United Nations Club (SlugMUN)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
  • Philosophical Slug Society
  • Slugs United by Mathematics (SUM)
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWESLUGS)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society
  • Umoja

 

Cultural & Identity

  • A Step Forward
  • African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT)
  • African Student Union
  • Armenian Student Association (ASA)
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA)
  • Bayanihan (formerly Filipino Student Association)
  • Black Men's Alliance (BMA)
  • Black Sistas United (BSU)
  • Black Student Union (formerly African/Black Student Alliance)
  • Centro Americanos Unidos (CAU)
  • Chabad Student Group
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Chinese Students & Scholars Association
  • College Diabetes Network at UCSC
  • Cultural Arts & Diversity (CAD)
  • Engaging Education (e2)
  • Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas
  • Han Chinese Clothing Association
  • Hermanas Unidas (HaU)
  • Hmong Student Association (HSA)

 

  • Indian Student Association (ISA)
  • International Student Organization (ISO)
  • Iranian Student Association
  • Japanese Student Association (JSA)
  • Korean American Student Association (KASA)
  • Kahaani
  • Oceania Navigators Empowerment (ONE)
  • People of the Islands (POI)
  • Prism: Student Coalition for Gender, Sex, & Sexuality
  • Project RISHI
  • The Russian Club
  • Salsita Dance Group
  • Sikh Student Association
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Student Alliance of North American Indians (SANAI)
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

Environmental & Sustainability

  • Community Aid and Resources Project (CARe)
  • Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP)
  • Gente de la Tierra (GDLT)
  • Sea Slugs
  • Slugs for Solar (S4S)
  • Student Environmental Center (SEC)

General Interest

  • Active Minds
  • Anthropology Society
  • Balloon Art Brigade
  • Brain, Mind, Consciousness Society
  • Cosplay Club
  • The Great Chess Club
  • League of Slugs (LOS)
  • Medieval Club of UCSC
  • Metal Slugs

  • Santa Cruz Fighting Game Community
  • Sisterhood in STEM
  • Slug Anime & Manga Association
  • Slug Gaming
  • SlugLug Linux Users' Group
  • The Ten Colleges Debate Union, Debate Team
  • Warriors for Peace

Greek Letter Organizations

  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Psi Sorority
  • College Panhellenic
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Expansion Council at UCSC
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Inter-Greek Council
  • Kappa Gamma Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Zeta
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
  • Pi Alpha Phi
  • 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 Fraterity 
  • Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority
  • Sigma Pi Fraternity International
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
  • Theta Pi Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Acquire A Cappella
  • Banana Slug Records
  • Cloud 9 A Cappella
  • Comedy Joust
  • Fighting Slugs Marching Band
  • Haluan Hip Hop Dance Troupe
  • The Hightones
  • Interval
  • Isang Himig Multi-Cultural A Capella
  • Kadence Keys
  • Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe
  • Kinetic Poetics Project (KPP)
  • Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe (PDT)
  • People Power Acting Troupe
  • Popreka
  • Queery
  • Rainbow Theater
  • Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe
  • Sequoia Singers
  • Slug Stand-Up
  • Slugs in Fishnets
  • Slugz II Men
  • Taza Tal
  • Traditional East Asian Music & Rockband

Political & Advocacy

  • 314 Action at UCSC
  • Anak Bayan Santa Cruz
  • The Artistic Rehabilitative Therapeutic Initiative
  • Banana Slugs for Animals
  • California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)
  • College Democrats at UCSC
  • College Republicans
  • Indivisible at UCSC
  • Mock Trial at UCSC
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • Platypus Affiliated Society (PAS)
  • Slugs for Israel
  • Student Union Housing Workgroup
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UCSC
  • Young Americans for Liberty at UCSC

Professional

  • Accounting Association
  • Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • Gesher Group
  • Health Guardians America
  • Microcontrollers and Application Processors (MAAP)
  • Morning Sign Out (MSO)
  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Pre-Pharmacy Student Association
  • Pre-SOMA (Students of Osteopathic Medical Association)
  • Pre-Veterinary Club at UCSC
  • Slugs Fund Investment Group
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Students for Professional Development (SPD)
  • Tomorrow’s Medical Community
  • University Economics Association (UEA)
  • Volunteers Around the World: Medical Outreach Program at UCSC

Religious & Spiritual

  • Acts 2 Christian Fellowship
  • Christians on Campus at UCSC
  • Hindu Student Association
  • Klesis Christian Fellowship
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • SGI: World Peace Buddhist
  • Slugs and Bahais
  • Young Life College

(non-student-led religious groups can be located through the University Interfaith Council: www.ucscuic.org/member-groups)

Service

  • American Red Cross Association
  • Best Buddies
  • Circle K International
  • Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)
  • Emergency Medical Slugs
  • Happy Cart Project
  • International Volunteers Headquarters
  • Medicine, Education, Development for low income families everywhere at UCSC
  • Oxfam America at UCSC
  • Rotaract Club of Santa Cruz County
  • Students for Haiti Solidarity at UCSC
  • Type 1 Diabetes Association

Student Media

  • Alay
  • Banana Slug News
  • Chinquapin Thirty-four
  • City on a Hill Press
  • Eyecandy
  • Film Production Coalition
  • Fishrap Live!
  • Fruitcake
  • Gaia
  • Kalopsia
  • KZSC
  • Leviathan Jewish Journal
  • Matchbox Magazine
  • On the Spot
  • Rainbow TV
  • Red Wheelbarrow
  • Scientific Slug
  • SCTV
  • Slug Works Animation
  • TWANAS (Third World and Native American Students Press Collective)

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