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List of Registered Student Organizations 2015 - 2016

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Written by SOAR on July 19, 2016


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
Ski and Snowboard Club

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


Chican@s and Latin@s Educandose (Ch.A.L.E.)

ChALE de UCSC is a student-initiated, student-run peer retention program that serves the Chican@ and Latin@ community but is open to larger public.

Chinese Students & Scholars Association

Our focus is to bring unity of Chinese international students and help our members both personally and academically.

Cognitive Science Student Association

To facilitate discussion in topics of cognitive science and host workshops and speaker events.

Communicating Oceanography Research Effectively (CORE)

CORE provides a supportive environment for students to practice formal presentations, learn to communicate oceanographic research and results  more effectively, and improve audience participation skills.

Community Unified
Student Network (CUSN)

UCSC retention program focused on the needs of Asian American/Pacific Islander students at the university.

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.
Legal Education Association for Diversity (LEAD)

LEAD is a pre-law org dedicated to assisting underrepresented students and aiding them during their path to law school. Ultimately, the members of LEAD wish to see a more diverse legal profession.

Mock Trial at UCSC To train members to compete in a courtroom environment at the collegiate level.
Model United Nations Club (SlugMUN) SlugMUN organizes and facilitates Model United Nations activity on campus and at competitions abroad.
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) 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.

Cultural & Identity
A Step Forward

A Step Forward is an outreach program that helps bring admitted high school students from low income/ underrepresented communities, especially the Filipin@ community, on a weekend trip in pursuing higher education.

African Student Union (ASU) ASU is dedicated to increasing awareness about the multiple African cultures / identities, eliminating stereotypical discernment of Africa, and uniting the African community.
African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) To provide student of color retention through the arts.
Afrikan/Black Student Alliance (ABSA) A/BSA is dedicated to the retention of ABC students, by creating a welcoming community that has open forums, events, and discussions.
Armenian Student Association

To spread knowledge about the Armenian culture on campus and create a second family away from home.

Asian/Pacific Isladner Student Alliance (APISA) To build a stronger Asian/Pacific Islander community by addressing issues concerning Asian/Pacific Islanders in safe spaces.
Black Men's Alliance (BMA) Strengthen community and provide a comfortable environment for black males to succeed.
Black Sistahs United (BSU) BSU is a student organization that retains and inspir change through volunteerism, sisterhood, and education of Black women.
Centro Americanos Unidos (CAU) CAU is a student-run organization whose purpose is to educate the UCSC community and people about Central American and its cultures, traditions, and issues through our events.
Chinese Student Association To promote and spread Chinese culture to the UCSC community.
Empowering Latino Advancement Through Education & Development (ELATED)

Promote education and development among the Latino community.

Engaging Education (e^2) Engaging Education is a Student-Initiated Outreach and Retention Center for student engagement and academic excellence.
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.
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 Association (ISA) 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.
Jewish Student Union (JSU)

The Jewish Student Union is a place for Jewish and Non-Jewish students to learn about Jewish Culture.

Korean American Student Association (KASA) 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.
Muslim Student Assocation (MSA) Spread truth and awareness about the peaceful message of Islam and to create a safe, supportive environment for Muslim students.
Multi-Cultural Festival Planning Committee (MCFPC) Student commmittee made up of ethnic student organizations committed to planning the annual multicultural festival.
Queer Student Union (QSU)

QSU is a student-run organization that aims to build community and address issues within UCSC's LGBTQIA+ communities.

Sikh Student Association

To introduce to the UCSC campus a forum for students to spread awareness about the Sikh community and to connect with other cultural, activist and faith-based organizations.

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)

To provide a community for all scientists and engineers that focuses on professional development through 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.
Taiwanese Student Union

It is created for purposes of introducing students to Taiwanese culture and making bonds between members.

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) 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.
Gente de la Tierra (GDLT)

Provide a space for students to speak and take action on environmental justice issues.

Organic Business Club To discuss organic business and support local organic farms.
Sea Slugs

Environmental stewardship alongside community integration.

Student Environmental Center (SEC)

The purpose of the Student Environmental Center (SEC) is to initiate student involvement through research, education, and implementation of environmentally sustainable practices through focused campaigns guided by the Blueprint for a sustainable campus.

General Interest
Active Minds Spread awareness of mental illnessess.
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.

CreateU at UCSC

We at CreateU provide a daring yet nurturing environment for students of all skills to come together and make their ideas a reality.

Health and Nutrition Club (H&N)

To create a healthy mindset, positive body image amongst UCSC's student body.

League of Slugs (LOS)

To bring the League of Legends community at UCSC together with awesome events, viewing parties, tournaments, and more!

Medieval Club of UCSC

To learn about and understand the practices and culture of medieval times.

Metal Slugs A community of metal music fans get together and discuss metal.
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

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 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 in all our members.
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 Epsilon 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 Pre-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 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 pillars: sisterhood, campus involvement, and community service.

Sigma Pi Fraternity International

United in Brotherhood to advance truth & justice, promote scholarship, encourage chivalry, and diffuse culture.

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
Alay The self expression aspect under FSA.
Ambience at UCSC 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.
Interval Create interdepartmental engagement through critical play and experimentation of art practice and scholarship.
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.

Kinetic Poetics Project (KPP)

To cultivate and sustain the spoken word community on the University of California, Santa Cruz campus, as well as forming and supporting a collegiate slam poetry team to represent our school on a competitive level.

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)

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.


To provide a community for dancers and lovers of KPOP. To spread awareness of Korean popular music and to create a welcoming environment for new and old dancers allowing them to perform on campus.

Rainbow Theater

To address contemporary and historical socio-political issues through the arts; to retain a diversity of students through performance, leadership, & activism; to empower through cross-cultural understanding.

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).
Slugs in Fishnets

To perform a shadow cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the enjoyment of UCSC and Santa Cruz county.

Slugz II Men All-male a cappella group.

Slugworks Animation

To make animation.
The Hightones

An all female a cappella group consisting of a close sisterhood of multi-talented singers, who promote their passion for singing, and the unifying power of music.

Vagina Organization

Produce/perform the Vagina Monologues/ Outreach with local women’s group.

Political & Advocacy
Banana Slugs for Animals Education and outreach to the community on farmed animals. Promotion of a plant-based lifestyle.
Banana Slugs for Bernie Sanders Organization in support of the Bernie Sanders campaign for the 2016 election.
California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) Protecting our public and students on issues pertaining to environmental justice, social justice, and academic affordability.
College Democrats at UCSC To promote student involvement and awareness in local, state, and national politics while promoting liberal causes.
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.

Free the Slaves Raise Awareness about modern forms of slavery.
J Street U at UCSC Advocates and organizes for peace and security, self-determination, and human rights for the Palestinian people.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a
de Aztlan (MEChA)

Bring awareness to the Chican@/Latin@ community about issues concerning race, politics, and other forms of identity.

Platypus Affiliated Society (PAS)

The Platypus Affiliated Society hosts the conversation on the left.

Slugs for Israel We are the pro-Israel group at UC Santa Cruz.
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.

The Freedom Coalition

The Freedom Coalition is working to connect pioneering businesses, schools, governments, and other organizations with leading antislavery groups to bring people to freedom.


Association of Latino Professionals
in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA)

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 Fisheries Society at UCSC (AFS)

Our mission is to advance local understanding of aquatic ecosystems and the fisheries they support, foster professional development and local collaboration, as well as carry out local outreach to support aquatic ecosystem conservation through education and restoration.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)

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

Emergency Medical Slugs (EMS)

To provide mentorship and experience to those certified and interested in certification as an EMT and in CPR.

Gesher Group Gesher Group is a student-run business organization devoted to giving slugs hands on experience in investing and consulting.
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.
Microcontrollers and Application Processors (MAAP)

To join professional students ready to collaborate in both single person and group projects, to advance the knowledge of microcontrollers and application processors.

Morning Sign Out (MSO)

Morning Sign Out will serve as the bridge between biomedicine, and public health to the general public. Our chapter strives to work closely with each member to learn a new language of simplifying medicine and science to develop a strong, positive, and influential presence on campus.

Pre-Dental Society (PDS) Encourage students to become dentists and help them become a better applicant for Dental school.
Pre-SOMA (Students of Osteopathic Medical Association)

To promote osteopathic medicine, increase the number of applicants to osteopathic medical schools, supports aspiring osteopathic physicians at all levels of education, and continue the proud legacy of osteopathic medicine.

Pre-Veterinary Club at UCSC 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.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

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.

Students for Professional Development (SPD) 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).

Translate is a full-service consulting organization offering students experience in solving real world problems in areas such as business, strategy, assessments, and target market research.

University Economics Association (UEA) Creating business opportunities for undergraduate students seeking to get a jump start in the business world.

Religious & Spiritual
Acts 2 Christian Fellowship
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!

Klesis Christian Fellowship

To provide weekly Bible studies and meetings where Christians can grow in their faith and where non-Christians can learn about Christianity!

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.

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)

To bring awareness and a support system for those who are fighting, have fought, or know someone who is fighting.

Community Aid & Resources Project (CARe)

To connect students with volunteer opportunities in the Santa Cruz community.

Global Citizens United (GCU) To spread awareness about global issues and create a community of students that are part of the solution for these problems.
Oxfam America at UCSC

Oxfam America at UCSC is part of a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice.

Rotaract Club of Santa Cruz County Uniting the students of UCSC through service, fellowship, and networking.
The Balloon Art Brigade We create and develop balloon art to make people smile and serve the community.
The Listening Post (TLP)

To create a location within the UCSC campus that will provide a safe space for any person to express any feelings they have without judgement or advice, while making sure they feel respected and accepted.

Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA) Humanitarian organization aimed to provide healthcare in impoverished communities in Central America by recruiting and encouraging student volunteers.
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1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

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Phone: (831) 459-2934
Fax: (831) 459-5729