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List of Registered Student Organizations 2015 - 2016

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Written by SOAR on January 02, 2015


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.

Delta Omega Chi ΔΩΧ
Psi Chi Omega ΨΧΩ

Student Organizations Register every Fall. The list below are the organizations that have completed the process of registration for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. This list will be updated weekly. The last day to register a student organization is December 4th, 2015. If you have any questions or would like contact information please call or email the SOAR office.

Academic | Cultural & Identity | Environmental & Sustainability | General Interest | Greek Letter Organization | Performing & Visual Arts | Political & Advocacy | Professional | Religious & Spiritual | Service

Golden Key International Honor Society

Golden Key is the world's premier collegiate honor society, recognizing outstanding academic achievement, connecting members locally, regionally, and globally with opportunity and success.

Hermanos Unidos de UCSC Hermanos Unidos is a Latino based familia based on 3 pillars helped believed to retain, empower, and educate ourselves in an often unwelcoming space at UCSC.
Kuya Ate Mentorship Program To encourage underrepresented and underresourced Filipino-American identified students to stay retained at UCSC and pursue higher education.
Model United Nations Club (SlugMUN) SlugMUN organizes and facilitates Model United Nations activity on campus and at competitions abroad.
National Society of Black Engineers To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers and scientists who excel academically, exceed professionally and positively impact the community.
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) To provide leadership and service opportunities for our members. We offer professional development with a strong emphasis on integrity and networking. In addition to having scholarship opportunities available.
Slugs United by Mathematics
To expose new math, provide guidance for interested students, and discuss interesting math problems.
University Economics Association University Economic Associatiin strives to promote communication and interaction among students, faculty, and the professional community associated within the fields of business, economics, and information technology.

Cultural & Identity
African Student Union ASU is dedicated to increasing awareness about the multiple African cultures / identities, eliminating stereotypical discernment of Africa, and uniting the African community.
Afrikan/Black Student Alliance A/BSA is dedicated to the retention of ABC students, by creating a welcoming community that has open forums, events, and discussions.
Black Men's Alliance Strengthen community and provide a comfortable environment for black males to succeed.
Black Sistahs United BSU is a student organization that retains and inspir change through volunteerism, sisterhood, and education of Black women.
Chinese Student Association To promote and spread Chinese culture to the UCSC community.
Filipino Student Association 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.
Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote culture. The group learns, studies, and performs traditional dances of Mexico. It shall serve as a support group where all students can take part in a comfortable and safe environment.

Hermanas Unidas (HaU) Hermanas Unidas provides leadership opportunities and resources for pre dominately Chicana/Latina college students by participating in and organizing academic, community service, and social workshops.
Indian Student Association To strengthen the Indo-American bond within the UCSC community and raise awareness for the Indian culture by doing educational events.
Japanese Student Association (JSA) To promote and educate people interested in anything Japanese related culture or language.
Korean American Student Association A student organization that values diversity and equality. Our purpose is to promote unique depth of Korean culture to students of all backgrounds.
Mixed Ethnicities Student Headquarters (MESH) MESH connects students who identify as mixed (race, ethnicity, heritage, etc.), celebrates diversity and educates through dialogue.
Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan (MEChA) Bring awareness to the Chican@/Latin@ community about issues concerning race, politics, and other forms of identity.
Pagkakaisa Dance Troupe

Through teaching and performing Filipino Traditional Dance, PDT hopes to celebrate campus diversity and enrich cultural awareness in UCSC.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

To provide a community for all scientists and engineers that focuses on professional development throughg workshops, networking opportunities, tours, socials and more.

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.
Vietnamese Student Association To learn and share Vietnamese culture as well as being aware of issues in Vietnam and the Vietnamese community here in the US.

Environmental & Sustainability
Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) ESLP is a collaborative interdisciplinary effort to reshape the way we learn by supporting student-facilitated action research teams and hosting a lecture series in the spring.

General Interest
Anthropology Society

Social group introducing people to the Anthropology department.

Brain, Mind, Consciousness Society The purpose of the BMC is to create a supportive student community in order to examine the world through an interdisciplinary lens.
Cosplay Club at UC Santa Cruz

The Cosplay Club provides members with the opportunity to explore Japanese pop culture and the tools necessary to make costumes in a friendly setting.

Santa Cruz Fighting Game Community (SCFGC) A club dedicated to hosting weekly events for people to meet up and play, compete in, and learn more about fighting games.
Slug Gaming To create a place on campus where people can come together to play and celebrate games.

SlugLug Linux Users' Group

Promote open source technologies within the community, on campus and in education and provide a setting for people interested in open source technologies to socialize and meet others with like interests.

Greek Letter Organization
Alpha Epsilon Pi AEΠ is the Jewish fraternity. We are a social fraternity dedicated to creating strong Jewish men.
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi To promote sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, service, and Asian awareness in the university and in the community.
Alpha Phi Omega To provide friendship and service opportunities to its members.
Alpha Psi Sorority To promote academic excellence, social development, and personal achievement while fostering sisterhood.
College Panhellenic To provide council for Kappa Kappa Gamma and Gamma Phi Beta.
Delta Sigma Pi Delta Sigma Pi is a professional co-Ed business fraternity.
Gamma Phi Beta To inspire the highest type of womanhood.
Inter-Greek Council To promote unity, provide governance, and extend support to the Greek-Letter community.
Kappa Gamma Delta To support female college students, academically and emotionally, in achieving their goals in the health field and others.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women which seeks for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles.
Kappa Zeta Kappa Zeta is a local multicultural sorority. We focus on supporting each other as sisters and are involved within the Santa Cruz community. Founded at the University of California, Santa Cruz on October 3rd, 2003.
Lambda Phi Epislon Promote Asian-American interests on campus, encourage personal growth, and provide services to our school and community.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated 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.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity To guide members in making an informed decision about pursuing a legal education.
Pi Alpha Phi Asian Awareness, brotherhood, leadership, academic, excellence, philanthropy.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi 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. We are devoted to friendship, motivation, opportunity, leadership, and well-being.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

To promote cultural awareness, scholarship, leadership.

Sigma Lambda Gamma
National Sorority Inc.
Sigma Lambda Gamma strives to be the premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all womyn.
Sigma Mu Delta Professional Pre-Medical Organization.
Sigma Omicron Pi Our main objectives are unity, friendship, leadership, and service.
Sigma Phi Zeta Sigma Phi Zeta purpose is to encourage the meaning of chivalry, being a gentleman in the day and age. Our four principles we take pride in are brotherhood, multiculturalism, academics, and community service.
Sigma Pi Sigma Pi is a fellowship of kindred minds, united in brotherhood to advance truth and justice to promote scholarship, to encourage chivalry, to diffuse culture, and to develop character.
Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Inc. 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.
Tau Kappa Epsilon To better develop men academically, professionally, and socially.
Theta Chi To enhance the collegiate experience of any willing member at UCSC.
Theta Pi Sigma We are all inclusive, gender-neutral Greek organization.

Performing & Visual Arts
Ambience Create a community of like minded students interested in gloving as an art/form of experession.
Cloud 9 A Cappella

The purpose of this organization is to foster a healthy environment of music and collaboration.

Comedy Joust To perform and practice the art of improvisation.
Game Design and Art Collaboration (GDA) To increase communication between Game Design and Art majors.
Haluan Hip Hop Dance Troupe To provide a safe space for students to express themselves through hip hop dance.
Isang Himig Multi-Cultural A Capella This a cappella group is composed of passionate and talented individuals whose goals are to spread awareness of Filipino culture by way of music, voice, and song!
Kasama Ballroom Dance Troupe Our purpose is to create a sense of community through dance and the celebration of Filipino culture.
People of the Islands (POI)

To educate our audiences through our dance and costumes about different Pacific Islander Cultures.

People Power Acting Troupe

The acting troupe of the Filipino Student Association that promotes diversity and fostsers a community that is comfortable performing in front of small to large scale awareness.

Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe To spread the Latin American and Caribbean cultures/rituals through the art of dance.

Slugworks Animation

To make animation.

Political & Advocacy
Banana Slugs for Animals Education and outreach to the community on farmed animals. Promotion of a plant-based lifestyle.
California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) Protecting our public and students on issues pertaining to environmental justice, social justice, and academic affordability.
College Democrats To promote student involvement and awareness in local, state, and national politics while promoting liberal causes.

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting) ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

Provide prospective medical students resources to aid them on the path to medical school.

Gesher Group Hands on experience in business.
Pre-Dental Society Encourage students to become dentists and help them become a better applicant for Dental school.
Pre-Veterinary Club To encourage pre-veterinary students at UCSC to pursue a career in veterinary medicine by providing support, volunteer pops, and leadership positions.
Scholars of Accounting Society (SAS) To assist, educate and connect the growing number of students interests in accounting.
Students for Professional Development SPD is dedicated to providing resources in enhancing professional skills of future business leaders.
The American Red Cross
Association (ARCA) at UCSC
The goal of this organization is to further the efforts of the American Red Cross by providing members with emergency and disaster preparedness classes, community service events, and opportunities to participate in health.
The Pre-Pharmacy Student Association (PPSA) at UCSC The Pre-Pharmacy Student Association provides members with information on how to prepare for pharmacy school, opportunities to learn more about specific pharmacy schools, and volunteer opportunities (flu shot clinic, bone marrow drive).

Religious & Spiritual
Acts 2 Christian Fellowship
(A2, Acts 2)
We seek to follow the example of the early Christina church in 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!
Muslim Student Association (MSA) Providing Islamic support on campus and to increase Muslim awareness amongst students.

Circle K International

Circle K International is the largest collegiate service organization in the world; focused primarily on developing 3 tenants: service, leadership, and fellowship. By changing our communities, we impact our world for the better.

Rotaract Club of Santa Cruz County Uniting the students of UCSC through service, fellowship, and networking.
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