Student Success at UC Santa Cruz

UCSC Black students in graduation gownsUC Santa Cruz strives to create an environment in which all students can succeed. We are committed to helping all students graduate, graduate in good time, and thrive academically. We are also committed to enrolling and nurturing students who reflect the full diversity of California as part of our campus commitment to equity and excellence.

We are proud to be an Hispanic Serving Institution, to be ranked 24th in the world on CollegeNet's 2017 Social Mobility Index, and to be the #1 college for Latina/o students according to UC Santa Cruz was featured in the Social Mobility Through Higher Education e-book, with an article by former Vice Provost Jaye Padgett.

The Division of Student Affairs and Success (DSAS) provides campus-wide coordination and leadership for student success programs and activities across departments, divisions, the colleges, and administrative units. We support initiatives across the campus.

We also do our work through a range of resource centers dedicated to providing direct student support.

The Division of Student Affairs and Success’ work is informed through robust relationships with campus leadership, faculty, students, and staff from across the campus, reflecting the broad campus commitment to ensuring student success.