History of The Affiliates

We are very proud of our contributions and of having a good time along the way!

As the original Friends Group there are plenty of historical references!

Ansel Adams campus meadow

 Current Events

The Affiliates Current Events! 

Join The Affiliates at the UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn, May 2nd @ 11 AM

TIM GALARNEAU & Food Insecurity on Campus

  • When Tim found out that up to 6,000 students on UCSC campus were skipping meals because they couldn’t afford food, he set out to do something about it
  • His pioneering work is having a ripple effect throughout the Monterey Bay area and the nation
  • Tim Galarneau, a UCSC alum, is a founding partner and an advisory board member for Real Food Challenge
  • He is the Community-Engaged Education Coordinator at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, the Statewide Advisor at the California Student Sustainability Coalition, and member of UC Santa Cruz's campus Food Systems Working Group
  • WHEN: Thursday, May 2nd @ 11 AM
  • WHERE: This presentation will take place at the UCSC Cowell Ranch Hay Barn Parking is available at the Hay Barn
  • Another option is to carpool, this requires that you arrive at The Abby Coffee Shop 45 minutes prior to the event

    Please RSVP by contacting Al Reetz via e-mail at alsonja@earthlink.net or by phone at 831-713-7371


Review our history of Afflilliates Events here!


Join or Renew your Membership in The Affiliates!

  • Use our secure online giving forms for either membership or donations to The Affiliates
  • Check out our Join page or button! Check out our Donate page or button!
  • Yes it is that time of year!
  • You may also contact our University Relations Liaison Salina snevare1@ucsc.edu
  • Positions on are Board of Directors are available!
  • You will be supporting our amazing group of Scholarship Recipients!
  • And find interesting events organized by our superb Planning Committee
  • You can be a member of the original campus Friends Group!



Affiliates at Parade


We invite you to support The Affiliates' Scholarship Fund.

Each year, The Affiliates of the University of California, Santa Cruz, award scholarships to deserving local students.

Donations, membership dues and participation in fundraising events help to support these students who otherwise might not be able to afford to attend UC Santa Cruz.

For more information on becoming a member or making your donation, please contact Salina Nevarez, Administrative Assistant, email snevare1@ucsc.edu to request an application.

Our secure online giving form Donate Button is available for your convenience.

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Ansel Adams McHenry Library


The Affiliates of the University of California, Santa Cruz is the oldest campus support group and forms a vital link to our community.

We provide annual scholarships to local students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend UC Santa Cruz.

The Affiliates not only give to the university community; we plan monthly events and receive special benefits as well.

The Planning Committee plans access to the UCSC campus and special tours of its unique and varied departments.

We share in the UCSC calendar of events with updates on films, plays, music, dance, art exhibits and lectures that we might attend.

Our greatest delight is in meeting

  • New community members
  • Very special students
  • Faculty from around the world

We look forward to your continued interest in becoming an Affiliate!

 Join Today!

Become an Affiliate of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The Affiliates come from a variety of backgrounds but have one thing in common: a belief in higher education and UCSC.

The Affiliates enjoy many opportunities:

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the wonderful facilities the campus has to offer
  • Informed discussions led by faculty and staff
  • Touring the beautiful gardens at the Arboretum
  • Getting to know each other at our annual Garden Party, Scholarship luncheon and other various receptions and events

The Affiliates holds monthly meetings of the Planning Committee and the Board of Directors.

We welcome your contribution to our continuing dialog while planning events, making friends and having fun!

For more information on becoming a member, please contact Salina Nevarez, Administrative Assistant, email snevare1@ucsc.edu to request a membership application. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our secure online giving form Join Button is available for your convenience.

Affiliates Membership Dues

  • $25 - Single
  • $35 - Couple
  • $20 - Senior Single
  • $30 - Senior Couple

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Membership begins July 1 and ends June 30 the following year.


Affiliate members conversing at the garden party

 Membership Benefits

We invite you to join The Affiliates of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Each year, The Affiliates award scholarships to deserving local students.

Affiliates meet together as a group, as couples, or individuals for use of:

  • Various Campus Colleges for Presentations
  • The UCSC Pool and Sports Facilities
  • The Libraries
  • Farm & Garden Project
  • Arboretum
  • Lick Observatory
  • Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab
  • The Recital Hall
  • The Performing Arts Center

The Affiliates are reaching out to the Community in town and with our Friends on Campus:

  • To Promote Cultural and Academic Awareness
  • Create a Bridge Between Town and Campus
  • Offer Events for Intellectual and Friendship Comradery

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