History of Greek Letter Organizations at UCSC


1965 UC Santa Cruz was founded.
1989 The SOAR office was founded to support student-initiated programming from student organizations.
1990 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded as the first Greek-Letter Organization at UC Santa Cruz.
2008 Unsustainable growth of Greek Life occurs at UC Santa Cruz. This includes GLOs being founded without a strong foundation in risk management. Additionally, two GLOs are banned from the campus.
2010 Greek Life & Student Agency. SOAR office puts a hold in allowing any new GLOs to be founded. Several student leaders in Greek Life were concerned about the safety of the community. SOAR Office worked with these student leaders to establish councils to mitigate risk.
2013 Governing Councils are formed. The Expansion Policy is created.
2014 The Reactivation Policy is created.
2016 GLO Leaders present at the University of California, Office of the President RISK Summit
2018 GLO Leaders present to Chancellor Blumenthal, Associate Vice Chancellor of Risk & Safety Service and Dean of Students about Greek Life.