Every college at UC Santa Cruz is different and unique, with its own personality and its own theme.Each college is devoted to expanding the education and minds of its residents. All 10 of them have many leadership and volunteer opportunities, including a student senate for each college. All students are welcome to attend the senate meetings.
As the first residential college at UCSC, Cowell College is dedicated to getting students to think differently and work together. Cowell does not have a theme, but has the motto: “The Pursuit of Truth in the Company of Friends.”
The Cowell Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Cowell Conference Room.
Next to Cowell, Stevenson College aims to help students better understand themselves and help their community. Its theme, Self and Society, represents that goal.
The Stevenson College Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Silverman Conference Room.
Merrill College is committed to helping students understand, appreciate and preserve cultures from around the world. Merrill’s theme is Cultural Identities and Global Consciousness.
The Merrill Student Government will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Merrill Cultural Center.
Sitting on top of the hill with Merrill, Crown College promotes the success of its residents. Although many residents do not pursue the sciences, Crown’s theme is Science, Technology and Society, emphasizing not only the discoveries and exploration of science and technology, but also the societal implications of those endeavors.
The Crown Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Monday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Crown Fireside Lounge.
Porter College is recognized by the well-known “Porter Squiggle” and has the theme “Ars Longa, Vita Brevi,” or, “Life is Short, Art Endures.” The college encourages creativity and art in any form.
The Porter Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter College Hitchcock Lounge.
As the only all-apartment college at UCSC, Kresge offers a tight-knit community. Kresge’s focus is on how individuals see and define themselves within their community, represented by its theme: Power and Representation.
The Kresge Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kresge Seminar Room (Room 159).
Oakes College is dedicated to creating a more just society for all. Its theme, Communicating Diversity for a Just Society, reflects this.
The Oakes Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Monday, October 1 at 9 p.m. in the Oakes Library.
Although painted white, College Eight is all about being green. With its theme, Environment and Society, College Eight aims to create a greener future with the help of its residents.
The College Eight Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sep. 27 at 6 p.m. at the College Eight Red Room.
College Nine asks students to look at issues, both local and international, on a global scale. Its theme, International and Global Perspectives, reflects the well-rounded approach the college advocates in thinking about contemporary issues.
The College Nine Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Lounge.
The newest college to UCSC, College Ten is located right next to Upper Campus. College Ten is focused on examining discrimination of all kinds and providing justice to those affected. The college communicates this focus with its theme, Social Justice and Community.
The College Ten Student Senate will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Terry Freitas Café (formerly known as Café Revolución).