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)

Student Media - Broadcast

Student Media - Print

Jack Baskin School of Engineering 

 

Academic

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Association for Computing Machinery - Women
  • Bioinformatics Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Formula Slug
  • Girls Who Code
  • 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)
  • Model United Nations Club (SlugMUN)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)
  • Santa Cruz Linuz Users’ Group
  • Security Santa Cruz
  • Slugbotics
  • Slug Gaming
  • 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)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society
  • Umoja
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

 

Cultural & Identity

  • A Step Forward
  • Ace of Clubs
  • African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT)
  • African Black Coalition
  • African Student Union
  • Armenian Student Association (ASA)
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA)
  • Bayanihan (formerly Filipino Student Association)
  • Beautiful Black Queers (BBQ)
  • Black Campus Ministries
  • Black Men's Alliance (BMA)
  • Black Sistas United (BSU)
  • Black Student Union 
  • Black Womxn’s Alliance (BWA)
  • Blender
  • Centro Americanos Unidos (CAU)
  • Chinese Students & Scholars Association
  • Chinese Union at UCSC

 

 


  • College Diabetes Network at UCSC
  • Cultural Arts & Diversity (CAD)
  • Destination Higher Education
  • Engaging Education (e2)
  • Gal Pals
  • Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas
  • Hermanas Unidas (HaU)
  • Indian Student Association (ISA)
  • Korean American Student Association (KASA)
  • Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP)
  • Queer Geeks
  • Prism: Student Coalition for Gender, Sex, & Sexuality
  • Project RISHI
  • Salsita Dance Group
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
  • Student Alliance of North American Indians (SANAI)
  • Taiwanese Student Association
  • Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

 

Environmental & Sustainability

  • California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC)
  • Campus Sustainability Council
  • Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP)
  • Food Systems Working Group
  • Friends of the Community Agroecology Network (FoCAN)
  • Gente de la Tierra (GDLT)
  • Kresge Garden Cooperative
  • Kresge Food Co-op
  • Oakes Garden
  • Path to a Greener Stevenson
  • People of Color Sustainability Collective
  • Program in Community and Agroecology (PICA)
  • Sea Slugs
  • Stevenson Community Garden
  • Student Environmental Center (SEC)
  • Take Back the Tap UCSC
  • The Love Foundation

General Interest

  • Doctors without Borders
  • 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
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Inter-Greek Council
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Gamma Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Kappa Zeta
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
  • 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
  • Sigma Pi Fraternity International
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Pi Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Performing & Visual Arts

  • Acquire A Cappella
  • African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT)
  • Cloud 9 A Cappella
  • Comedy Joust
  • Haluan Hip Hop Dance Troupe
  • The Hightones
  • Isang Himig Multi-Cultural A Capella
  • Kahaani
  • Kalanjali
  • Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe
  • Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe (PDT)
  • Rainbow Theater
  • Salsita Dance Group
  • Sequoia Singers

Political & Advocacy

  • Anak Bayan Santa Cruz
  • California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG)
  • College Democrats at UCSC
  • College Republicans
  • Global Medicine Brigades
  • Mock Trial at UCSC
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA)
  • Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UCSC
  • Young Americans for Liberty at UCSC

Professional

  • 180 Degrees Consulting @UCSC
  • ACE Pre-Health Community
  • Accounting Association
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • American Red Cross Association
  • 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-Law Society
  • Pre-Pharmacy Student Association
  • 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 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
  • Chinquapin
  • City on a Hill Press
  • Eyecandy
  • Film Production Coalition
  • Fishrap Live!
  • Fruitcake
  • Gaia Magazine
  • 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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