Member Groups

Asian-American Christian Fellowship is committed to making disciples, primarily to those who are Asian Pacific Americans, with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, by educating and equipping students in biblical foundations, Christian disciplines, and the development of spiritual gifts in order to prepare for witness and service on the campus, in the local church, in the marketplace, and in world missions.,

Chabad Student Center - The Chabad Student Center offers Judaism with a personal touch, provides a place where tradition meets trend, and uses a style that fuses mysticism with modernity. From our family-style Shabbat and Holiday events to our personalized educational programs, the Chabad House is your Home Away From Home for Jewish celebration and education.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - offers regular religious and social activities, on and off campus. We welcome everyone who is interested in the integration of spiritual and scholastic life. We also have a young single adult branch meeting at 1pm at 220 Elk St.
Pete Pearson 831-818-1399
Chad Mitchell 831-247-2906

Community Seed Earth Spirit Fellowship a volunteer-based non-denominational polytheistic organization providing the local Pagan community with opportunities to create closer bonds of perfect love and perfect trust, and understanding with one another, through community service, publications, gatherings, and ritual celebrations. Find out more at

Faith Education Action Service Together (FEAST) – FEAST is a progressive Christian group that is a social justice focused resource for young adults. FEAST is open and affirming of all people. It aims to create a safe space to discuss, challenge and question the Bible. FEAST is a safe space for those that are hungry in mind, body and heart.There is always food at our events because it wouldn't be FEAST without a feast! All are invited to attend. Find out more at or contact us at

FPMT Buddhist Centers of Santa Cruz – Located on land filled with Buddhist holy objects, our two centers provide classes, meditations, and retreats. We are part of the “Tibetan” Buddhist (Gelug) tradition, in the same lineage as His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Qualified teachers from both centers represent our organizations at UCSC events and at other Santa Cruz venues.
Drimay Gudmundsson; Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel;;
Elaine Jackson; Vajrapani Institute in Boulder Creek;;

Grad Student & Postdoc Christian Fellowship (GPCF) a interdenominational group committed to the historic affirmations of the faith and the authority of the Bible.  We support and encourage one another in discipleship and as a witness to the truth and transforming power of the gospel
Peter & Janet Payne,

High Street College Fellowship we are a multigenerational Christian congregation adjacent to campus seeking to better serve the UCSC community. High Street welcomes people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds to participate in Christian community through a variety of events and opportunities to serve in the ongoing life of the church. We also provide rides to and from our Sunday worship gatherings, followed by a freshly prepared lunch and teaching/discussion time for students.
Ozan Bellik, (201) 844-8622,

Hillel / Jewish Student Resource Center offers cultural, social, holiday, Israel and social action activities to make Judaism more accessible and meaningful. Explore your Jewish heritage through weekly Shabbat services and dinners, weekly campus Torah and Kabbalah classes, free Birthright trips to Israel, and so much more!, 222 Cardiff Place, (next to 7-11.)

International Students, Inc. Friendship and hospitality offered to all UCSC international students, scholars, families  from 20 local churches and nationwide. We are sharing Christ's love with International students through Friendship Partners, Conversation Partners, cross-religious and cross cultural exchange. English Conversation group, Friendship activities, tours Bible studies, airport pickups, help with finding housing and other needs.
Peggy Pollard, 831-239-3429,

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship a multi-ethnic community of students from various Christian backgrounds interested in following Jesus together at UCSC. Weekly Bible studies on campus and a campus-wide meeting with teaching and worship.
Sarah O’Brien

Klesis Christian Fellowship We are a campus Christian fellowship at UC Santa Cruz. We meet weekly for Life Groups,  Bible studies, and Sunday Worship Service on the UCSC campus. "Klesis" is Greek for “divine calling” or “invitation.” It’s God’s invitation to a relationship with Him. So whether you are a Christian who wants to grow in your faith, or just curious about what Christianity is all about, we invite you to join us!
Jonathan Chou,

Kyrie Christian Fellowship
Kyrie Christian Fellowship - We are a Christian Fellowship seeking to integrate the local and historic church into the lives of UCSC students. "Kyrie" comes from an Ancient Greek phrase, Kyrie eleison, meaning, Lord have mercy. We look to deepen the walls of UCSC students through weekly studies, discipleship, and teaching. We welcome all for discussion to learn about the historic event that changes the world, the life of Jesus Christ.
Thomas Choy,

Lutheran Campus Ministry we exist to enrich each person’s journey of faith through study and through experience. We offer Bible studies, seminars, movies and retreats for learning experiences; music, prayer, worship and Dinner Fellowships for spiritual expression, and hikes, day trips, community service and environmental activism to expand our horizons.
Connie Creel, 831-458-1492,
Grace Kistler-Fair
Messiah Lutheran, 801 High St

Muslim Students Association we strive to embody the concepts of unity, strength and activism and implement these in our daily lives. We are dedicated to spreading truth, increasing awareness in our community, dissolving stereotypes, resisting oppression, and strengthening the bonds between Muslims and humanity at large. We seek to educate, and be educated; to promote a better understanding of Islam among Muslims and people of other faiths.

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry – we welcome, support and challenge college students, faculty & staff in practicing their faith and growing spiritually. We empower students to explore their gifts and discern their place in the Catholic Church and the wider Christian community. Weekly Mass at Sun, 7 p.m., on campus, retreats, socials, community service projects, religious education, Bible Study. Everyone Welcome.
Father Justin Bianchi, 831-423-9400
Newman House, 285 Meder St, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Sikh Community/Sangat a group dedicated to the experience that we are all One with God through music, chanting and food. We welcome everyone to attend our on and off campus events--kirtan (music), chanting, prayer, gurdwaras (musical services), seva (service), a beach party, and potlucks—to connect with their own sacredness.
Dukh Niwaran Kaur Khalsa Whipp,

Soon Movement We wish to strengthen students' faith in Christ, increase their wisdom and inform their reason for faith in Christ. We provide meetings for fellowship, worship and small group Bible studies.
Jun Lee,

Vintage Faith Church  We are a church fairly near campus - and home of The Abbey Coffeehouse which was opened for UCSC students to have a place to study and hang out. The church is comprised of many who are college-age. There is mid-week on-campus ministry meeting, along with a young-adult-specific mid-week gathering at the church and and 3 all-age worship gatherings on Sundays. We are a church that loves exploring theology, asking tough questions and have a heavy focus on the arts and music. Rides to and from campus can be provided. 
The Abbey:

Young Life College Regardless of a student's religious background, Young Life College offers a fun, accepting community to be a part of while exploring or deepening their faith.  As caring adults venture with them, college students are nurtured, guided and encouraged to become young adults who are committed followers of Jesus Christ. College students can also be great Young Life leaders for middle and high school students. Most areas are eager to train and include college students as valuable members of their Young Life teams.
Heather Troxell - Area Director,