How to Get Involved

The Student Union Assembly (SUA) offers a variety of opportunities for students to get involved at many different leadership levels. We encourage you to contribute ideas, share your unique perspective and opinions, gain valuable experience and take part in making a difference on campus. Learn more about the SUA and committees and see where there might be a place for you!

Our weekly meetings for Fall 2022 are held on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm on Zoom and in-person. Come out to hear the latest happenings at UC Santa Cruz. Meetings are open and all students are encouraged to attend. If you would like to speak to the Assembly, please contact the SUA Parliamentarian at

Apply to Attend a Conference

The Assembly sponsors students with the cost of travel and/or lodging to attend the following educational conferences every year:

Summer and Fall - UC Student Association Congress 

Winter -Students of Color Conference and Empowering Womxn of Color Conference

Spring - Student Lobby Conference

Be an Assembly Representative

In addition to the six student body officers, the Assembly is comprised of 40 (forty) Representatives.  While 10 (ten) Representatives were elected in the previous Spring Quarter, you can become an appointed representative for your college or student organization. Such representatives are chosen in a manner determined by their respective college governments and student organizations.

Join a Committee or Commission

The Student Union Assembly (SUA) offers students a great opportunity to play an integral part in the decision-making process at UC Santa Cruz. Students have the chance to be appointed to committees and help to make a difference on campus. This can be a great way to meet new people and enhance your leadership skills.

You can join an SUA standing committee and take part in decisions that affect changes and logistics in the SUA directly. Also, consider a campus-wide or systemwide committee. The Student Committee on Committee appoints students to committees consisting of students, University faculty, staff, and/or administration. These committees deal with campus-wide issues and make recommendations for the University regarding issues such as academic policies, budget, sustainability, campus services, and more.

Find or Start a Student Organization

Student Organization Advising Resources (SOAR)
SOAR’s Mission: SOAR/Student Media/Cultural Arts and Diversity (SOMeCA) is dedicated to the success of UCSC's campus-wide student organizations and government.

Student organizations and governments are unique learning environments, vital to the educational mission of the university. They offer students a place to explore the links between their life experiences, their academic work, and their hopes for the future. They create programs for the university that build community, campus-wide discourse, and inspiration.

SOAR helps student organizations and government reach this potential. SOAR's professional and experienced staff offers mentorship, leadership training, organizational development advising, and event management services to all students. SOAR services are designed through a process of continual assessment and improvement. SOAR staff actively seeks out the ideas of students and colleagues in the field of student affairs to ensure that SOAR services meet the changing needs of the UCSC student body.