Support Our Students

UC Santa Cruz attracts talented, passionate, creative students, dedicated to academic pursuits and service. Students are changing the campus and community and are poised to take on global challenges in the future. The distinctive UC Santa Cruz student experience creates a living-learning environment where students thrive, belong, and are engaged world citizens.

UC Santa Cruz is unique—it’s a place where the student voice is heard and helps shapes the campus. It’s a place where students participate in world-class education and research from our renowned faculty. And it’s a place where learning, inquiry, and engagement extend beyond the classroom. The many programs and units within Student Services help cultivate learning by connecting rich co-curricular experiences to help students find meaning and apply their knowledge. We teach students how to think critically and find solutions to community, state, and global problems. Our goal is to help students develop strong leadership skills and connect their passions and interests with real-world experiences through the many opportunities they have to get involved on- and off-campus and achieve academic success.

Students are the heart of the University and an integral part of our campus. Thanks to the generosity of UC Santa Cruz’s supporters, like you, our students will have the opportunity to become the next generation of leaders and innovators. Philanthropic gifts from dedicated alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends help ensure that talented and deserving students have access to the campus and take full advantage of the extraordinary UC Santa Cruz student experience.

Your gift will ensure students receive the financial, academic, and personal support they need to succeed at UC Santa Cruz and beyond. There are many giving opportunities in Student Services to create access and opportunity with student scholarships, enhance life in the colleges and build endowments, and enhance student enrichment and engagement. Let’s do it together.

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