Community Relations

The UC Santa Cruz Community Relations Office works diligently to bridge communication between neighbors, students, the city and county of Santa Cruz, and the university. While UC Santa Cruz strengthens the educational and economic fabric of our region, we are also aware there are challenges created by our presence in the community. To handle these challenges and show our commitment to being a good community member, we have several programs and resources in place to address these challenges.

Good Neighbor Initiative

The Good Neighbor Initiative was established in 2004 to foster positive relations between UCSC and the Santa Cruz Community. Good Neighbor Initiative Interns work diligently with the UCSC Community Relations Office to bridge communication between neighbors, students, the community, and the university. Interns provide student interface with neighbors and are glad to field any suggestions, responses, or policy ideas to improve the university's relations.

Please email for more information and community support.

If you would like the campus to be aware of other opportunities to provide support, please email our Government & Community Relations office: Salina Nevarez,