Whether you’re interested in politics, art, technology or just having fun in the great outdoors, UC Santa Cruz has an array of student clubs for you to choose from. Included here are just a few.

To see all the student groups UCSC has to offer, come to the Office of Physical Education, Recreation Sports (OPERS) Fall Festival on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 3–6 p.m. on the Upper East Field. You can also check out the Student

Organization Advising and Resources website at soar.ucsc.edu to see a full list of student organizations.



Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas. Courtesy Jasmin Avila

Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas 

Explore and discover dances and culture from regions all across Mexico.

Rainbow Theater

The only multicultural theater troupe in the UC system.

Comedy Joust

It’s safer than a real joust, but still, a dangerous amount of side-splitting laughter has been known to occur.

Acquire a Capella

Whether performing on campus or breaking into song downtown, students aren’t afraid to let their voices be heard in this all-student a capella group.



Photo by Kathryn Power

Model United Nations at UCSC 

Debate and learn about politics and issues from across the globe.

Student Environmental Center 

Get involved in making UCSC more environmentally friendly.

The Brain, Mind, and Consciousness Society 

Explore the inner workings of the mind and the nature of consciousness with other intrigued students.

Animation Club

A club perfect for those who were able to hold back their tears long enough in “Toy Story 3” to think, “I want to do that.”



African/Black Student Alliance

A club centered around fighting for issues that affect the black community and empowering black and African students in the UCSC and statewide community.

Filipino Student Organization

A community that promotes diversity throughout the UCSC community.


An organization to help maintain and strengthen the Latino community on campus.

Indian Student Organization

The Indian Student Organization aims to spread Indian culture and cultural awareness to Indian and Non-Indian members of the UCSC community.


Going Greek

UC Santa Cruz also has an ever-growing Greek society. For students searching for a community to belong to, the UCSC fraternities and sororities might be just what you’re looking for. These are just a few of the numerous Greek houses:

Alpha Phi Omega

A coed fraternity committed to developing leadership skills in its members.

Delta Lambda Psi 

Known as a “frarority,” this Greek community prides itself on being gender-neutral.

Kappa Zeta

A multicultural sorority that encourages service throughout the community.

Phi Alpha Delta

A coed fraternity for students interested in going into law.

Delta Sigma Theta 

A sorority that encourages and supports African American women.

Kappa Kappa Gamma 

A sorority for young women looking to make life-long friendships and to grow with their sisters throughout their time at UCSC.


Resource Centers

African American Resource and Cultural Center 



American Indian Resource Center



Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center



Chicana/o Latina/o Resource Center 

(El Centro)



Disability Resource Center drc.ucsc.edu


The Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center 



The Women’s Center