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!

Download the College Ten Groups Flyer

    Fall Quarter

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    ENGAGE: Explore New Growth & Gain Experience

     ENGAGE, the College Ten leadership program, meets weekly in fall quarter offering students an opportunity to find friendship and community, develop their leadership skills, explore social justice, and complete a group project in the community.

    MEETS: Wednesdays, 5:15-6:45pm in the College Ten Library (by laundry room in Angela Davis House R6)

    FIRST MEETING: September 28, 2016


  • Year-long

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    Community Garden Class and Group

     Colleges Nine and Ten are creating a college garden! You are invited to participate by enrolling the fall 2-credit class, which is a hands-on introduction to ecological horticulture. The Garden Club meets weekly for a home-cooked community dinner, meaningful conversations, updates on sustainability initiatives and discussions on the future of our garden.

    Class Meets: Wednesdays in Fall Quarter, 2:00pm-4:45pm

    Club Meets: Wednesdays all year, 5:30pm-6:30pm

    First meeting: Wednesday, September 28th

    Location: Community Room


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    Triangle Club

    Bi-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: The first and third Tuesday of the Month, 6:00pm-7:00pm

    First meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

    Location: Terry Freitas Cafe


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    Cultural Resources to Educate & Empower

    CREATE offers a community/home at College Nine and College Ten for students of color to find support and empowerment through mentorship and friendship.  CREATE also hosts educational, political, and social programs throughout the academic year.

    Meets: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 8:00pm

    First meeting: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

    Location: Recreation Lounge


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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 agencies and explore what it means to be agents of social change. For more information, please contact Abbey Asher at

    Meets: Wednesdays, 9pm in the Recreation Lounge.

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    College Ten Student Senate

    Student Government 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 @ 8pm
    Terry Freitas Cafe

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    Programming House Apartment Team (PHAT)

    P.H.A.T. is a committee of apartment residents that represents each building within the community.  The purpose of this group is to be a voice of apartment residents, provide support to apartment RA staff, and provide additional programming for the apartment community.

    LOCATION: Community Room

  • Winter Quarter

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    Multicultural Community Weekend (MCW)

    This weekend retreat is for students who want to gain leadership skills and deepen their awareness of our theme of Social Justice and Community through interactive exercises and small group discussions facilitated by College Ten staff and student leaders.

    Retreat: January 28th-29th, 2017

    Application: Tuesday, November 3rd

    Co-Facilitator Applications: October 27, 2016



  • Spring Quarter

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    Practical Activism Conference Planning Group

    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. If you are interested in becoming a planner, attend an info session. A list of the times, dates, and locations of the info sessions can be found here. For more information about the conferene visit

    DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017,  10:30 am-5pm
    CONFERENCE LOCATION:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)
    CONTACT: or