About the Student Union Assembly

Our Purpose

The Student Union Assembly (SUA) is the official undergraduate student government at UC Santa Cruz. Our organization represents over 14,000 undergraduate students on the administrative, local, state, and federal level. Founded in 1985 to establish the Banana Slug as our official mascot, the SUA has been dedicated to three decades of public service to the student body.

The Student Union Assembly is also the official voice of undergraduate students on campus-wide and system-wide committees. The SUA promotes activism, civic participation, discussion, debate, and awareness of public issues from a variety of perspectives and viewpoints. The SUA hosts campus-wide events, rallies, conferences, and educational forums that trains students in direct action organizing, representation, and student advocacy.

Flow Chart of SUA Internships and Committees