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

  • Students for Social Justice

    Students for Social Justice 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 justice 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: Wednesdays, 5:15 - 6:45 pm. Fall Quarter only.

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    LOCATION: Namaste Lounge


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

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Monday, October 7th, 2019

    LOCATION: Terry Freitas Café

    CONTACT: Katie Ilecki,

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    College Nine 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, 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Thursday, October 4th

    LOCATION: Social Sciences 1, Room 261


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    International Affairs Group (IAG)

    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 about important current international issues with one another through guest speakers, film, literature, media, and personal experiences.


    LOCATION: ILC Lounge

    CONTACT: Orion O'Neill,

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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, 8:00pm

    FIRST MEETING DATE: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

    LOCATION: Recreation Lounge

    CONTACT: Fuey, Praxis CUIP,

  • Winter Quarter

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    Intercultural Community Weekend (ICW)

    ICW is on hiatus until 2021, C9 and C10 students will be welcome to participate in MCW (see description under Winter Quarter).


    ICW is an overnight retreat where College Nine students deepen their awareness and connection to College Nine's theme of International and Global Perspectives.  Through interactive exercises and small group discussions, students are given the opportunity to learn more about themselves and others, and develop intercultural sensitivity and awareness.

  • 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, Oct 19, 10:30am-5pm
    CONFERENCE LOCATION:  Multipurpose Room (MPR)
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