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List of Registered Student Organizations 2014-2015

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Written by SOAR on January 02, 2015


PLEASE NOTE : The following chapters are not recognized by the University and are not subject to oversight by University Staff. These chapters have violated campus policies applicable to Registered Campus Organizations. Students are counseled against joining these organizations.

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Student Organizations Register every Fall. The list below are the organizations that have completed the process of registration for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you have any questions or would like contact information please call or email the SOAR office.

Organization Name                                           Description

Acquire A Capella To promote a cappella music throughout the UCSC campus and Santa Cruz community.
Acts 2 Christian Fellowship We seek to follow the example of the early Christian Church to Acts 2. We have weekly Bible Studies and activities. If you are looking for a place to grow, or are interested in finding out what Christianity is all about, come check us out!
Afghan Student Association (ASA) Spread awareness of Afghan Culture through awareness week, speaker event and through fundraisers, in order to help people of Afghanistan. We also aim to unite the Afghan American community of UCSC.
African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) AATAT was formed as a vehicle to create unity, higher visibility, and understanding of the African American culture here at UCSC and the greater Santa Cruz community.
African Student Union (ASU) The purpose of this organization shall be to forge and promote unity within the African community and exhibit our cultures to the wider UCSC campus.
African/ Black Student Alliance (ABSA) A/BSA consists of UCSC students committed to the recruitment and retention of African American students here at UCSC, through betterment of the entire African-American community, including but not limited to those in our local Santa Cruz community.
ALAY ALAY is a publication/group housed under the Filipino Student Association that looks to provide members a space for self-expression.
ALPFA (Association of Latin Professionals in Finance & Accounting) ALPFA creates oopportunities, adds values, and builds relationships for its members, the community, and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global work force.
Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) International Jewish fraternity seeking to provide opportunities for the college men seeking the best possible college experience.
alpha Kappa Delta Phi To promote sisterhood, scholarship, and Asian-American awareness in the community.
Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity, dedicated to developing leadership, friendship, and providing service to the campus, community, and country.
Alpha Psi Sorority Local organization dedicated to establishing and maintaining a sisterhood of women encouraging personal and social development while striving for academic excellence.
Amateur Radio Club (ARC) The Amateur Radio Club at UC Santa Cruz intends to be for licensed and unlicensed students who are interested in HAM radio.
Ambience at UCSC Create a community of like minded students interested in gloving as an art/form of expression.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) To offer support & aid to pre-,edoca; students on their journey to medical school.
American Red Cross at UCSC The goal of this club is to further the efforts of the American Red Cross by providing members with a direct link to the Santa Cruz American Red Cross Chapter, and the access to a variety of volunteering activities.
Anthropology Society The Anthro Society is UCSC’s official anthropology club. We wish to form a student community within the anthropolgy field and provide opportunities to explore future proffessions
Armenian Student Association (ASA) Spread awareness of the Armenian culture and build a family away from home
Arsci To offer a space to plan, create, and display works that exemplifies the immersion of science, technology, engineering, mathematics into art.
Asian/Pacific Islander Student Alliance, APISA To build a stronger Asian/ Pacific Islander community by addressing issues concerning Asian/ Pacific Islanders in safe spaces.
Association for Comuting Machinery (ACM) ACM aims to privde a strong sense f community to all engineering students, with a focus on computer science. We host events such as tech talks, code-a-thons, and game nights.
Banana Slugs for Animals (BSA) An animal advocacy organization dedicated to educating people about the plights of animals around the country.
Black Men's Alliance (BMA) Strengthen community and provide a comfortable environment for black males to succeed.
Black Sistahs United (BSU) BSU was established to insprire change among the Black community and elsewhere through sisterhood, community service, and the education on Black women in history or current events.
Brain, Mind & Consciousness Society (BMC) The BMC is an interdisciplinary student organization committed to the exploration of human cognition, behavior, and experience and their application towards a just and sustainable future. We have a strong focus on student led education, and we help members realize their dreams.
Burmese Student Organization (BSO) The purpose of this organization shall be to promote awareness of Burmese culture through social gatherings and to provide a space for Burmese students and those interested in the Burmese culture.
California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) Standing up to powerful interests on behalf of students and the public.
Centro Americanos Unidos (CAU) CAU is a student-run organization whose purpose is to educate the UCSC community and people about Central America and its cultures, traditions, and issues through our events.
ChALE Chicanos and Latinos Educandose Peer retention program committed on building and strengthening the Chicano and Latino student community at UCSC.
Chinese Student Association (CSA) Aims to promote unity and empowerment among UCSC students through education, consciousness and recognition of Chinese and Chinese American cultural aspects.
Circle K International (CKI) A non-profit organization that emphasizes on service, leadership and fellowship.
Cloud 9 A cappella Performing and singing a cappella music throughout UCSC and the Santa Cruz Community.
Club Enlightenment To facilitate meditations, teach self-awareness, and discuss our vision of a more enlightened world including social, political, economic, artistic visions.
College Democrats at UCSC To engage UCSC students in democratic politics and work to elect Democrats at the local, state and national level.
College Panhellenic To advance womens organizations of the National Panhellenic conference and their commitment to personal growth.
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) To bring cancer awareness and a support system for those who are fighting, have fought, or know someone who is fighting.
Comedy Joust CJ To entertain the students of UCSC through comedic improvisation.
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) The purpose of CISPES is to support the Salvadoran people’s struggle for self-determination and social and economic justice.
Communicating Oceanography Research Effectively The purpose of this club is to improve the public speaking abilities of future oceanographers
Community Aid and Resources Project (CARe) CARe is a community service club that organizes free healthcare clinics for the homeless and underserved
Community Unified Student Network (CUSN) CUSN is UCSC’s retention group focused on the needs of Asian and Pacific Islander students at the University.
Cosplay Club Learn new skills in crafting and gaining an appreciation for Japanese pop culture.
Cruz Steppas Provide a space for students to learn step, a form of dance, and perform for our communities and to promote inviduality.
Delta Sigma Pi Delta Sigma Pi is a coed professional business fraternity that assists Business/Economics/TIM majors in getting ready for the professional world.
Delta Sigma Theta (DST) Sisterhood, Scholarship, and community service organization.
Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) ESLP is a collaborative interdisciplinary effort to reshape the way we learn by supporting student-led sections and guest speakers during our spring class.
Emergency Medical Slugs (EMS) To provide a comunity that supports students interested in pre-hospital care regardless of certification and to provide volunteer opportunities and experience to students already certified in CPR, EMT or above.
Empowering Latino Advancement Through Education and Development (E.L.A.T.E.D.) Promote education and development among the Latino community
Esports Club To promote and foster esports and games on campus and in our community.
Faith, Education, Action, Service Together (FEAST) We provide a progressive campus ministry dedicated to open-minded ad affirmative living, social justice, and an emerging Christian faith.
FamiliaX A space for queer and two-spirited chicano and latino students and allies to come together, build community, organize, and empower.
Feel Good at UC Santa Cruz Feel Good is a youth movement  committed to ending world hunger one grilled cheese at a time.
Filipino Student Association, FSA FSA works to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the Filipino and Filipino American experience, through events and meetings that explore our identity, history, and culture.
Free the Slaves- UCSC Raise awareness about modern day slavery around the world.
Game Design and Art Collaborations (GDA) To promote the collaborative work of artists, musicians, and game designers!
Gamma Phi Beta To promote the highest type of womanhood in all our members.
Gesher Group, Gesher, GG Gesher Group is a student-run business organization devoted given slugs hands on experience in investing and consulting.
Global Brigades Organizing a volunteer trip to Honduras.
Global Student Embassy Club (GSEClub) To spread awareness of GSE opportunities to participate in international and local programs, and support individual fundraising efforts or queries people may have.
Golden Key International Honor Society Golden Key strives to unlock the potential of each of its members by upholding standards of excellence on campus and beyond. Elucidated by our three pillars- academic, leadership, service. Golden Key sets the standards of achievement in these areas.
Greek Week Committee To plan and execute the annual Greek Week competition.
Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas (Los Mejicas) Promote Mexican culture through dancing musica folklorica.
Haiti Initiative The UC Haiti Initiative is a global partnership for higher education that connects students, faculty, alumni and administrators from UC and University of Haiti to create educational research partnership towards the development of Haiti.
Haluan Hip Hop Dance Troupe To provide students space for expression through hip-hop dancing and cultural awareness for Filipino Student Association.
Health and Nutrition Club (H&N) To bring about positive change to the UCSC community by shedding light on nutritional pseudoscience and striving to improve overall health of its members
Hermanas Unidas (HaU) Provide resources and leadership opportunities for predominantly Chicana/Latina college students and alumni by participating and organizing community service events, collegial networking and academic professional workshops.
Hermanos Unidos de UCSC Latino male retention organization that focuses on Academics, Community Service, and Social Networking
Hmong Student Association HSA Strive to promote a higher education within the Hmong community, a safe empowering environment to further educate about culture, heritage, and traditions.
Indian Student Organization (ISO) To intertwine Indian culture with today’s modern Indian Americans and non-Indian Americans.
Institute for Electrical and Electronics (IEEE) Foster and promote innovative engineering on campus for humanity.
Inter Greek Council (IGC) The purpose of the Inter-Greek Council is to provide governance and uphold all Greek Letter Organizations to the highest of standards.
Iranian Student Network (ISN) Unifying Iranian-Americans at UCSC.
Isang Himig Multi Cultural A Cappella Share a multicultural aspect through the act of A Cappella music.
iSee Pre-Optometry Club Our mission is to unite all UCSC students potentially interested in pursuing the field of optometry and to provide the necessary support for these individuals.
J Street U at UCSC Advocates and organizes for peace and security, self-determination, and human rights for the Palestinian people.
Japanese Student Association (JSA) To provide connection and community for both UCSC students and international students who are learning Japanese language, and interested in Japanese culture.
Jewish Student Union (JSU) Governing organization for all Jewish organizations on campus.
Kappa Gamma Delta To support undergraduate women emotionally and academically to achieve their goals.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women which seeks, for every member, throughout her life, bonds of friendship and mutual support.
Kappa Zeta Founded at the University of California, Santa Cruz on October 3rd, 2003, Kappa Zeta is a local multicultural sorority. We are focused on supporting each other as sisters emotionally, academically, and socially by encouraging involvement within the community and to positively represent UC Santa Cruz with our outreach within the Santa Cruz community.
Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe To promote Filipino culture via the outlet of organized ballroom dancing.
Khmer Student Union (KSU) Seeks to raise cultural and historical awareness for the Khmer and non-Khmer community; and building a support group for Khmer students and their allies through social and academic connections.
Kinetic Poetics Project (KPP) The Kinetic Poetics Project organizes the bi-weekly slams at the cowell fireside lounge and the annual KPP festival.
Korean American Student Association KASA KASA stands for Korean American Student Association, an organization of Korean, Korean-American, and Non-Korean Students. Our Organizations goal is to promote and educate the community about Korean culture by holding cultrual shows, introducing traditional foods, and teaching the langauge
Korean International Student Organization (KISO) To support and guide increasing international/exchange students in UCSC Santa Cruz, mostly focusing on Korean International students.
Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) KAMP is a family-based retention program housed under the Filipino Student Association, focused on social, cultural, and identity growth.
Lambda Phi Epsilon Promote Asian-American interests on campus, encourage personal growth, and provide services to our school and community.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on unity, love, and respect, to provide social and cultural activities and to carry on charitable and educational programs.
League of Slugs,LOS To bring the league of legends community at UCSC together with events and activities.
Letters from Home (LFH) We provide care packages to deployed soldiers overseas. We believe personal political beliefs shouldn’t deter our civic duty to thanking our armed forces.
Love Foundation Santa Cruz (LFSC) To look for creative ways of fundraising money giving access to clean drinking water in India and to spread the universal idea of Love.
Medieval Club of UCSC Study of Medieval and renaissance time periods through the historical arts, clothing, culture, and martial tradition.
Mixed Ethnicities Student Headquarters (MESH) MESH connects students who idenitify as mixed (race, ethnicities, heritage, etc), celebrates diversity and educates through dialogue.
Mock Trial at UCSC To teach students basic skills and principles of law and compete against other schools in a trial setting.
Model United Nations, SLUGMUN Slugmun aims to facilitate and engage students in formal debate in UN  format, where they discuss global relations as the delegate of a member state.
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA) Bring awareness to the Chican@/Latin@ community about issues concerning race, politics, and other forms of identity.
Muslim Student Association (MSA) Spread truth and awareness about the peaceful message of Islam and to create a safe, supportive environment for Muslim students.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) To increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers and scientists who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) To recognize and elevate academic high-achievers. Providing our members scholarship opportunities as well as leadership training and academic resources.
Natural Sporty Slugs (NSS) NSS is here to perpetuate a sense of community and provide community service opportunites
Nourish International at UCSC Nourish International at UCSC engages students and empowers communities in order to make a lasting impact on poverty.
Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe (PDT) Through teaching and performing Filipino Traditional Dance, PDT hopes to celebrate campus diversity and enrich cultural awareness in UCSC.
People of the Islands “POI” People of the islands purpose is to educate UCSC students on socio-historical, political and cultural issues as well as traditions.
People Power The acting troupe of the Filipino Student Association that promotes diversity and fosters a community that is comfortable performing in front of small to large scale awareness.
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law To help students make an informed decision about going to law school.
Philosophical Slug Society Our purpose is to build a stronger community within the philosophy department as well as provide an inclusive forum for philosophical discourse.
Pi Alpha Phi Asian-Interest Fraternity to promote asian awareness around campus.
Platypus Affiliated Society PAS The platypus affiliated society organizes reading groups, public forums research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the “old” (1920’s-30’s) , “New” (1960s-70s) and the post-political (1980’s-90’s) left for the possiblities of emncipating policies today.
Pre-Dental Society (PDS) The purpose of the Pre-Dental Society is to expose the students of UCSC to the field of dentistry. It will make the members the most competative dental school applicants.
Pre-Pharmacy Student Association (PPSA) Provide students interested in Pharmacy with resources pertaining to school applications, job career etc.
Pre-Veterinary Club at UCSC To encourage pre-veterinary students at ucsc to pursue a career in veterinary medicine by providing support, community, volunteer opportunities, and leadership positions.
Queer Student Union (QSU) To be a leadership organization for the queer community and the voice of the queer community in our student government.
Rainbow Theater To bring multicultural theatre to the campus and provide outreach and retention services.
Rotaract Club of Santa Cruz County We are dedicated to uniting the students of UCSC with each other and their local community through service projects, international and local fundraising, and leadership and professional development activities.
Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe To spread the Latin American and Caribbean cultures/rituals through the art of dance.
Salsita Dance Group To provide and cultivate an open space that enables student’s retention through the appreciation del baile cultural latinoamericano (of  Latin American cultural dances).
Santa Cruz Fighting Game Community, (SCFGC) To build and maintain a community of fighting game players.
Scholars of Accounting Society (SAS) The SAS is dedicated to serving the needs of undergraduate UC Santa Cruz students who are pursuing a career in the field of accounting by providing members with unique and special opportunities, such as knowledge on the CPA exam and its requiements, our mentormentee program, guest speakers, accounting-based workshops, and the opportunity to network with professionals in the field of accounting, as well as fellow UC Santa Cruz Students who are also pursuing careers in accounting
Sea Slugs Bridging the gap between the local Santa Cruz surf community and student surfers through beach cleanups, fundraisers, and raising the collective consciousness on issues affecting the local environment.
Secular Student Alliance To facilitate a welcoming community on campus for atheists, skeptics, agrostics, and nonbelievers of all kinds.
Sierra Institute Coalition We aim to encourage people to get out into nature--Alternative Abroad Program Encouraging Bioregionalism.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi Sorority To promote unity, support, and Jewish awareness, as well as to provide a Jewish experience for ourselves, our members, and the community as a whole.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. Latino based multicultural fraternity with principles of brotherhood, scholarship, community service and cultural awareness.
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. To provide a mechanism of empowerment for all women. To be the premier organi
Sigma Mu Delta The purpose of Sigma Mu Delta at the University of California at Santa Cruz is to unify pre-medical undergraduates in brotherhood dedicated to academic excellence, as well as providing a motivational & inspirational atmosphere, which matures and strengthens the character of each brother.
Sigma Omicron Pi , SOPi A sorority promoting Asian American awareness since 1930
Sigma Phi Zeta Fraternity Gentlemen's Fraternity seeking to empower leaders through Academic Excellence, Brotherhood, Community Service and Multiculturalism.
Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority The purpose of SIgma Pi Alpha Sorority, Inc. is to provide academic and personal support to our sisters and our communities through our 3 pilars: sisterhood, campus involvement, and community service.
Sigma Pi Fraternity International United in Brotherhood to advance truth & justice, promote scholarship, encourage chivalry, and diffuse culture.
Sikh Student Association The purpose of our organization is to raise awareness about Sikhism. We also want to build a community for other Sikhs and non-Sikhs to get to know each other.
Slug Anime & Manga Association (S.A.M.A) The purpose of this club is to promote the understanding Japanese popular culture through the medium of its animation (anime)
Slug Speech and Debate Slug Speech and Debste aims to gather students who are interested in formalized debate styles and speech events to practice and complete collegiently.
SlugLug Linux Users’ Group Promote open source technologies within the community, on campus and in education and provide a setting for people intrested in open source technologies to socialize and meet others with like interests.
Slugs for Israel Slugs for Israel is a pro-Israel, pro-peace student organization at UC Santa Cruz.
Slugs in Fishnets To perform and entertain the university and the city of Santa Cruz with a popular cultural show that is only brought on by the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Smash Club To engage students in both casual and competitive gameplay and to build community bonds through the different games and collective Smash body.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) The purpose of this organization is to provide a supportive community for science and engineering students of all backgrounds. As a professional organization we are committed to supplying resources to fellow members regarding future career opportunities and potential employers.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Changes lives by empowering the STEM community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.
South American Slugs Unid@s; SASU SASU strives to empower students with South American decent and ailies through culture and art, as well as a retention space for underrepresented communites and embrace the cultural diversity of latino cultures by embarking on community service events.
Student Alliance of North American Indians (SANAI) To establish a visible community of indigenous students to promote wellness, equality, and awareness academically, politically, and socially of indigenous students.
Student Environmental Center (SEC) To promote student involvement through research, education, and implementation of environmentally sustainable practices on campus in collaboration with the university.
Students & Mathematics To expose new math, provide guidance for interested students and solve interesting math problems.
Students Ending Slavery of UCSC Our purpose is to form a chapter of the free the slaves movement and to use our innovative funding techniques to help advocate against slavery worldwide.
Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) The committee for Justice in Palestine is a student-run organization formed to educate students and the local community of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination in the light of the ongoing Israeli occupation.
Students for Professional Development (SPD) SPD is an organization dedicated to providing resources in enhancing professional skills of future business leaders.
Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) To better develop men academically, professionally, and socially.
Team Unification To create a more unified social community through events as we develop leadership, teamwork, and social networking skills.
The Hightones All female acapella group.
The MixTape Club To promote the appreciation and discovery of music of all forms.
Theta Chi To enhance the collegiate experience of any willing member at UCSC.
Theta Pi Sigma Strives to represent, support, and help progess each identity in the queer community
THRIVE To promote compassion, community and self empowerment through random acts of kindness and mediation
Tri Chi Sorority (Chi Chi Chi) To provide a collegiate experience through our commitment to sisterhood, social outreach, and community service.
Umoja The purpose of Umoja is to retain the Afro/Black identified community through social, cultural and academic support.
Undergraduate Research Science Association (URSA) Supporting undergraduate research and development through workshops, speakers, study jams and outdoor adventures.
Union Salvadorena de Estudiantes Universitarios (USEU) The purpose of USEU is to empower Salvadoran Students to take action in issues concerning the Salvadoran community both in El Salvador and in the U.S.
University Economics Association (UEA) Creating business opportunities for undergraduate students seeking to get a jump start in the business world.
Vagina Organization (Vag Org) We create, produce, and perform the Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and money towards violence against women globally.
VIDA Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures Humanitarian organization aimed to provide healthcare in impoverished communities in Central America by recruiting and encouraging student volunteers.
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) To promote cultural awareness and diversity on the UCSC campus through numerous social activities focusing on Vietnamese culture.
Wash Records (We All Sound Human Records) We are committed to the support, creation, production, and collaboration of UCSC artists. A music collective functioning as a student record label.
 

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