UCSC Programs

UCSC Programs

UCSC Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office fosters a culture of sustainability at UCSC by actively engaging students, staff, faculty and community members through education, leadership development, institutional change and behavioral transformation. As a campus resource, the Sustainability Office provides information, tools, policy advice and facilitation for key sustainability plans and policies.

Learn more about the Sustainability Office and their mission at their official website.


UCSC Sustainability Studies Minor

In 2014, UCSC Rachel Carson College launched the Sustainability Studies Minor, which is in pilot for 2014-2017. This minor is the first such college-sponsored degree program in several decades. The program gives students a unique opportunity to study the various aspects of sustainability in an interdisciplinary curriculum that utilizes UCSC's unique college system as a means to link together the different aspects of sustainability.

Read more about their Service Learning Sustainability internship placement program


IDEASS: Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service

IDEASS is a service-learning program designed to empower students to face challenges of the 21st century. IDEASS takes a hands-on approach to solution-driven collaboration, drawing from multiple disciplines to produce projects that combine cutting-edge technology with responsiveness to the social, ecological, and economic issues of our time.


Everett’s goal is create a new generation of “info-savvy” advocates using information technology to overcome informational exclusion–based barriers to civic participation and social justice. The learning goes both ways: While advancing the larger public good, Everett students accumulate valuable technical knowledge, while sharpening their leadership and project management skills. Find out more about joining the Everett Program here