Student Groups

College Nine 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 international and global perspectives, contribute to your community, and develop leadership skills.
 You can also download the College Nine Groups Flyer.

    Fall Quarter

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    Global Leadership and Development

    Global Leadership and Development (GLAD) meets weekly throughout the Fall Quarter and provides a wide range of exercises, guest speakers and programs designed to foster and develop participants' efficacy as world citizens and leaders at College Nine. 

    MEETS: Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:45pm in Namaste Lounge
    FIRST MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

  • Year-Long

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    Community Garden Class and Club

    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: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm 

    First meeting: Wednesday, October 4th, 2018

    Location: Community Room

    Contact: Linnea Beckett at 

    Class Meets: Wednesdays in Spring Quarter, TBD

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

    First meeting: Monday, October 1st, 2018

    Location: Terry Freitas Cafe

    For more information, please contact

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    College Nine 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, 7:00pm - 8:00pm in Social Sciences 1, Room 261

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Thursday, October 4th


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    Cultural Resources to Educate & Empower

    CREATE offers a community and home at College Nine and College Ten for students of color to find support and empowerment through mentorship, friendship, resources and skill-sharing.

    Meets: The first and third Wednesdays of the Month at 8:00pm

    First Meeting: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

    Location: Recreation Lounge


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    International Affairs Group

    Based out of the International Living Center, the International Affairs Group (IAG) is an opportunity for all College Nine and College Ten community members to engage in lively discussions and important current international issues through guest speakers, film, literature, media, and personal experiences.



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    PRAXIS: Student Volunteer Community

    PRAXIS is an organization geared toward community building and social justice in our local community. By participating in PRAXIS events, 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, 8:30pm in the Recreation Lounge

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018


  • Winter Quarter

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    Intercultural Community Weekend

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

    When: February 9-10, 2019
    Application date: Friday, January 18,2019. Click here to apply. 

  • 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. For more information about the conference visit the Practical Activism website. If you are interested in becoming a planner for the next Practical Activism Conference, attend an Info Session in Spring.

    DATE: Saturday, October 20, 2018,  10:30am - 5pm
    CONFERENCE LOCATION:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)
    CONTACT: or