Student Success Initiative


Presenting the Student Success Initiative, a wide-ranging effort that will increase financial support for our undergraduate and graduate students, and advance their access to the guidance and experiences fundamental to their education and ultimately future success. Together we can create transformative change. 

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Seeking Applications and Nominations

UC Santa Cruz Alumni Council

The UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association is seeking applications for new Alumni Councilors to serve on the board of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association. The application deadline is Friday, March 10, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (PT).

If you are interested in joining the Alumni Council or want to recommend someone to serve, learn more here.

Outstanding Staff Award

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Established by the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association in 1995, the Outstanding Staff Award is presented to a staff member each year to recognize their contributions to the UCSC community and students. In collaboration with the UCSC Staff Advisory Board, the Alumni Association honors the very best among our dedicated UCSC staff. Celebrating Sarah Woodside Bury as this year's Outstanding Staff Award recipient.

More information on the award and nomination process can be found here.

Alumni Events

We are always excited to host Banana Slug alumni events locally, regionally, and virtually! Whether you want to find resources, network with other alumni, or just have fun—your UC Santa Cruz Alumni community has something for you. Click here for a full calendar of our upcoming events. 

Stay  Connected

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Stay Connected is an important part of being 100% Banana Slug! Join the biggest Banana Slug community online.

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