Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR)

UCSC offers the student body over 180 student-initiated organizations including academic, cultural, environmental, political, professional, religious, service, and Greek-letter organizations. Students who are actively involved in a student organization gain valuable and transformative leadership skills ranging from conflict mediation to project planning.

Student organizations create a number of events from general body meetings to well-established major scale programming. For example, student leaders host high school students to encourage and support their entrance into college. Others produce major campuswide events to raise funds for cancer research and local community nonprofits. Performing arts organizations perform at conferences and competitions across the country. Student leaders gain real-world experience grounded in the knowledge, values, and skills necessary for navigating the global workplace and engage in dynamic civic participation.

Student organization membership is open to all UCSC students. Learn more at the Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) office. Contact SOAR at (831) 459-2934, email, or visit the SOAR website. SOAR is located on the second floor of the Student Union. (During COVID-19 restrictions, please visit our website to check for accessibility.)