Student Organizations

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ChALE   CAU   CISPES   E.L.A.T.E.D.   FamilaX   GDLT   Los Mejicas   HaU   HU   Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.   LaFe  LEAD   MESH   MEChA QPOC  SACNAS   Sabrosura   Salsita  Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.   Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.   Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority ("Ellas")   Sigma Phi Zeta  SEPA  SHPE  SIN  SASU  USEU  VIDA


    ChALE- Chicanos and Latinos Educandose

  • Chicanos and Latinos Educandose (ChALE) is a program committed to increasing the retention and graduation rate for all raza here at UCSC. ChALE can offer social support through its various events and academic support through study hours and free tutoring.

    Visit ChALE on Facebook.


  • Centro Americanos Unidos (CAU)

  • CAU is a student-run organization whose purpose is to educate the UCSC community and people about Central America and its cultures, traditions, and issues through our events.

    Visit CAU on Facebook


  • 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.

    Visit CISPES on Facebook


  • Empowering Latino Advancement Through Education and Development (E.L.A.T.E.D.)

  • Promote education and development among the Latino community.

    Visit E.L.A.T.E.D. on Facebook


  • FamiliaX

  • A space for queer and two-spirited chicano and latino students and allies to come together, build community, organize, and empower.

    Visit FamiliaX on Facebook.


  • Gente de la Tierra (GDLT)

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

  • Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas (Los Mejicas)

  • Promote Mexican culture through dancing musica folklorica.

    Visit Los Mejicas on Facebook.


  • Hermanas Unidas (HaU)

  • Provide resources and leadership opportunities for predominantly Chicana/Latina college students and alumni by participating and organizing community service events, collegial networking and academic professional workshops.

    Visit HaU on Facebook.


  • Hermanos Unidos de UCSC (HU)

  • Latino male retention organization that focuses on Academics, Community Service, and Social Networking.

    Visit Hermanos Unidos on Facebook.


  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

  • 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.

    Visit LTA on Facebook.


  • Latino Fellowship (LaFe)

  • Develops Latino/Latina students in their identity as Christians and Latinos/Latinas and equips them for ministry

  • 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.

    Visit LEAD on Facebook.


  • Mixed Ethnicities Student Headquarters (MESH)

  • MESH connects students who idenitify as mixed (race, ethnicities, heritage, etc), celebrates diversity and educates through dialogue.

    Visit MESH on Facebook.


  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA)

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

    Visit MEChA Facebook.


  • QPOC (Queer People of Color)

  • For any UCSC community person (staff/faculty/faculty) who identify as a queer person of color. We strive to create a diverse and safe space for dialogue and ideas that will help raise awareness about QPOC community.

    Visit QPOC's website.


  • SACNAS - Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

  • To provide a forum for students from different science and engineering majors or related majors for academic community and social activities at UCSC. SACNAS focuses on helping advance Chicanos Latinos and Native Americans in STEM leadership positions through networking opportunities, professional development workshops, field trips, outreach opportunities, and conference travel. 

    Visit SACNAS' website or on Facebook.


  • Sabrosura Latin Dance Troupe

  • To spread the Latin American and Caribbean cultures/rituals through the art of dance.

    Visit Sabrosura on Facebook.


  • 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).

    Visit Salsita on Facebook.


  • Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

  • Latino based multicultural fraternity with principles of brotherhood, scholarship, community service and cultural awareness.

    Visit the Betas on Facebook.


  • Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

  • A Latina-based organization with multicultural membership. The sorority is a sisterhood of women who promote academics, community service, cultural awareness, morals and ethics , and social interaction.

    Visit the Gammas on Facebook.


  • Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority ("Ellas")

  • Motto: “Mujeres con cultura, fuerza, y hermandad.” A Chicana/Latina sorority that is academic and philanthropy based.

  • Sigma Phi Zeta

  • Gentlemen's Fraternity seeking to empower leaders through Academic Excellence, Brotherhood, Community Service and Multiculturalism.

  • Sociedad Estudiantil de Psicólog@s Avanzando (SEPA)

  • The mission of SEPA is to generate academic empowerment and mentorship through our three pillars: social action, community investment, and academic excellence for the Chicana/o Latina/o student population in the field of psychology.

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (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.

    Visit SHPE on Facebook.


  • Students Informing Now (SIN)

  • Dedicated to the advnacement of all people, by advocating for just and inclusive policies that promote access into higher education regardless of state assigned immigration status.

    Visit SIN's website


  • South American Slugs Unid@s; SASU

  • SASU strives to empower students with South American decent and ailies through culture and art, as well as a retention space for underrepresented communites and embrace the cultural diversity of latino cultures by embarking on community service events.

    Visit SASU on Facebook.


  • Union Salvadorena de Estudiantes Universitarios (USEU)

  • The purpose of USEU is to empower Salvadoran Students to take action in issues concerning the Salvadoran community both in El Salvador and in the U.S.

    Visit USEU on Facebook


  • VIDA Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures

  • Humanitarian organization aimed to provide healthcare in impoverished communities in Central America by recruiting and encouraging student volunteers.