Principles of Community

At  UC Santa Cruz, we strive to promote civility, professionalism, honesty, cooperation, and fairness while creating a long-lasting impact on the student body. 

We embrace diversity and encourage students to be open, just, purposeful, disciplined, caring, and celebrative - these are known as our Principles of Community.

We strive to be:


Sustainability is a key part of our campus and culture at UC Santa Cruz.

Students, faculty, and staff at UC Santa Cruz have an environmental ethos - as Banana Slugs, we work hard to reduce our waste and recycle, conserve energy & water, purchase sustainable products & food, and hold social & environmental justice as crucial to our robust sustainability movement.
Want to learn more about sustainability at UC Santa Cruz? Check out the Sustainability Office website.