Student Groups

College Ten recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for our students to shape their environment and develop leadership skills. Student-driven groups, advised and supported by staff, have a primary role in planning and programming student activities.

Find the group that is right for you and explore social justice and community, contribute to your community, and develop leadership skills!


    Fall Quarter

  • Students for Social Change

    Students for Social Change meets weekly throughout Fall Quarter offering an opportunity to find community, explore your relationship to social justice, and build leadership skills through fun activities, simulations, and small group discussions. Participants will plan and implement an event highlighting an international social change issue for other students.

    MEETS: Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:45 pm. Fall Quarter only.

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    LOCATION: Namaste Lounge



    Raise awareness about global hunger, poverty, and social injustice by planning programs and events on how to take action locally and globally. Oxfam Club meets jointly with Students for Social Justice in Fall Quarter and independently in Winter and Spring.

    MEETS: Fridays from 5:30-6:30 pm

    LOCATION: Zoom! Contact for details. 

    CONTACT: CoCurricular Programs Coordinator Erin Ramsden at 

  • Year-long

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    Community Garden Class and Group

    The community garden class and group allows students to engage in a collaborative design process, learn hands-on skills and community gardening best practices, coordinate garden work days, strategize outreach, and build regenerative social and ecological systems. 

    CLUB MEETS: Thursdays, time TBD 

    LOCATION: Colleges Nine & Ten Garden

    CLASS MEETS: Wednesdays in Spring Quarter, time TBD

    LOCATION: Community Room

    CONTACT: Linnea Beckett, 

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    Triangle Club

    Twice-monthly gatherings and other opportunities for celebrating and strengthening queer community at College Nine and College Ten. Open to all LGBTQ students and allies.

    MEETS: 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

    LOCATION: Fill Out This Private Survey for Zoom Link

    CONTACT: Jess Prudent,

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    PRAXIS: Student Volunteer Community

    PRAXIS is an organization geared toward community building and social justice. By participating in PRAXIS, students gain exposure to a variety of Santa Cruz community organizations, meet a diversity of people, and explore what it means to be agents of social change.

    MEETS: Tuesdays, 6:00pm

    LOCATION: Zoom! Contact for details.

    CONTACT: Fuey, Praxis CUIP,

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    College Ten Student Senate

    Student Senate is the College's governing body.  It appoints students to campus and college-wide committees, advises College administration on policy development and provides monetary support to student organizations.

    MEETS: Thursdays, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

    LOCATION: Terry Freitas Café


  • Winter Quarter

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    Multicultural Community Weekend (MCW)

    MCW is for those interested in being more involved in the multicultural community of our college.  The goal of the weekend retreat is to learn more about our community and ourselves and to develop leadership skills.  Through a series of structured exercises and discussions, we will explore areas impacting our individual identities (e.g. race, class, sexual orientation, gender), the College Ten community and our society as a whole.

    RETREAT DATE: February 2-3, 2020

    APPLICATION DUE DATE: Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Pick up a paper application in The CoCo.

    CONTACT: Hailey Lopez,


  • Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

    Make a difference this spring break in the city of Watsonville, Santa Cruz County.  Join a team of dedicated UCSC students working together for social justice and stronger communities.

    DATES: March 21 - 25th, 2020


    CONTACT: Linnea Beckett,

  • Spring Quarter

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    17th Annual Practical Activism Conference

    The Practical Activism Conference is a daylong, student-led conference with speakers, organizations, and hands-on activism sessions. The conference is planned by a group of dedicated College Nine, College Ten, and Oakes College students

    DATE: Saturday, October 24, 10:30am-5pm
    CONFERENCE LOCATION:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)
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