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.

Happening in the Community:
The Good Neighbor Initiative interns work closely with the Santa Cruz Neighbors throughout the year in order to better understand pertinent issues in the local community. With the Santa Cruz Neighbors, the interns attend monthly meetings, block parties, and local government meetings. This fortunate collaboration unites the Santa Cruz Community and the students of UCSC!

Student Guide to Living Off-Campus 

Recycling and Waste Disposal Guide

Downtown Student Specials

Watch the Off-Campus Housing Webinar

Follow the Good Neighbor Initiative Instagram and our Community Relations Twitter and Facebook

Additional Resources for Students: 


A message from TAPS:

Thanks for traveling sustainably at UCSC. If you plan to stay for the summer or return in the fall, TAPS looks forward to serving you with our transit, bike, carpool, and vanpool options. Stay in the loop by signing up for the Slugs on the Move NewsletterTAPS Instagram, or our #SlugBikeLife Instagram

Melissa Whatley
Director of Government and Community Relations
Phone: 831-459-3470

GNI Student Interns