Student Organizations

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ChALE   CAU   CISPES   E.L.A.T.E.D.   FamilaX   Los Mejicas   HaU   HU   Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.  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   SHPE  SASU  USEU 

    ChALE- Chicanxs and Latinxs Educandose

  • Chicanxs and Latinxs Educandose (ChALE) is a student-led retention program under Engaging Education (e2), committed to increase the graduation rates for all raza here at UCSC. ChALE strives to create programming and resources that fulfill students' academic, social, and cultural needs. Our most popular events are our quarterly Finals Study Jams, but we have many more events going on every quarter that you should definitely check out!

    Visit ChALE on Facebook.

    or contact them via email at

  • 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

  • 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 HU 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.

  • 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.

  • 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")

  • Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority, Inc. is a Chicana/Latina-based sorority that strives to empower women from all cultures through sisterhood, community service, and campus involvement while emphasizing the strengths we hold as women and our academic achievement. As sisters of Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority, Inc., we are also known as ELLAs. We hold our motto of "Mujeres con Cultura, Fuerza, y Hermandad" very dear and true to our heart as it highlights our sisterhood that provides a safe space, a home away from home, and an academic, professional, and personal support group during and after college.

    Visit the ELLAS on Facebook

    or contact them via email at

  • Sigma Phi Zeta

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


  • 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.

  • 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