The campaign supports the extraordinary educational environment, high impact research, and enduring commitment to social and environmental responsibility at UC Santa Cruz. Our campus priorities:
Enhancing UC Santa Cruz’s distinctive student experience is an overarching goal of the campaign. That means investing in shared campus spaces–including the Quarry Amphitheater and the Science and Engineering Library–and a center that supports student leadership. And it means increasing opportunities for experiential learning and ensuring our colleges are strong and well-funded.
Leveraging areas of existing global leadership, the university is seeking donor support for signature initiatives in genomics, coastal sustainability, data science and in creating a unique institute for the cross-disciplinary research and exploration in the arts and sciences.
UC Santa Cruz’s five Academic Divisions – Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Baskin School of Engineering, and Physical and Biological Sciences–are centers of interdisciplinary inquiry and renowned original research. Investment in them gives the world new knowledge and educates tomorrow’s critical thinkers. The UC Santa Cruz Library is a core resource for all.
Direct financial support through scholarships, fellowships and faculty chairs keeps UC Santa Cruz competitive in attracting and retaining top undergraduate and graduate students, as well as world-class faculty.