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Veteran

UCSC VETS provides support to all who have served or been affiliated with the military through their educational journey. Our staff and students educate, advocate, and engage the campus and community, valuing social responsibility and the sacrifice of all who have served.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSC is a community of men and women from diverse educational, occupational, and geographic backgrounds who are devoted to the pursuit of learning. The members enjoy spirited discussion, reading, and exploring new interests. Money raised from our activities is used to fund scholarships for re-entry students at UCSC.

Renaissance Scholars

Building on the knowledge and resiliency of students and staff, we work collectively to support students who have experienced separation or estrangement from family networks.  The common thread among our community is strength in navigating significant hardships. Our community includes students who have had experiences as foster youth, orphans, or wards of the court.  We also assist those who have experienced any of the following while growing up: homelessness, violence or neglect in their homes, parents or guardians with severe mental illness or substance abuse, or those who have been pushed out of their homes due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. Those who have been impacted by incarceration or forcible separation from family due to deportation will also find community with us.

Cultivamos Excelencia

The principal goal of Cultivamos Excelencia is to motivate and retain Latinx and other historically underserved students to complete a degree at UC Santa Cruz.  By working together with San Jose City College, we incorporate academic coursework, mentoring, transfer advising, and participation in undergraduate research.

Reentry

Reentry students are defined as undergraduates twenty-five years and older, graduate students twenty-nine and over, students who have had a substantial break in their formal education, military veterans, and student parents regardless of age. Our reentry programs provide robust scholarship opportunities and social gatherings.