Parents and Family

 Good Neighbor Initiative

The Good Neighbor Initiative was started to foster positive relations between UCSC and the City of Santa Cruz. Good Neighbor Initiative Interns work diligently with the UCSC University Relations Office to bridge communication between neighbors, students, the city, 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. The goal of the Good Neighbor Initiative program is to foster good relations between everyone in the Santa Cruz community!

Good Neighbor Initiative (Phone Number: 831-459-1768)


Student Judicial Affairs

The Student Judicial Affairs Office is responsible for the overall coordination of the student conduct process and policies on campus. This includes the interpretation of policies from UC General Counsel as well as federal and state laws that may aply to students. The director works closely with the colleges, residential life staff, campus police, the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Officer and other important resources on campus.

The director also oversees conduct cases that may result in suspension or dismissal from the university. The director advises the Campus Judicial Board which is comprised of students, faculty and staff. The board meets on an as needed basis to hear cases of alleged misconduct and provide recommended sanctions for students found in violation of campus policies.

Dean of Students (Phone Number: 831-459-1738)

Campus Safety

-Ready Slug Public Service Videos

-Emergency Management and Business Continuity

-Map of Blue Light Emergency Phones (PDF)

-Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act

-UC Santa Cruz Police Department Annual Report and Crime Statistics

-CruzAlert Emergency Notification System

-UC Santa Cruz Police Department Brochures and Information

-UC Santa Cruz Office of Emergency Services

-Night Safety Escort Service 


Information for your student

-Bicycle Registration

-Report a crime

-Student Health Center

-Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Safety

-Counseling and Psychological Services

-Student Services

-Santa Cruz METRO Bus Service

-Campus Map

-Naloxone/Narcan Information


Local Resources


Government Agencies

City of Santa Cruz Police Department (Phone Number: 831-420-5800)

City of Santa Cruz Fire Department (Phone Number: 831-420-5280)

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (Phone Number: 831-471-1121)

Santa Cruz County Main Jail (Phone Number: 831-454-2420)

Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office (Phone Number: 831-454-2400)

California Highway Patrol – Santa Cruz Office (Phone Number: 831-662-0511)

Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol

California State Parks – Santa Cruz District (Phone Number: 831-335-6318)



Dominican Hospital (Phone Number: 831-462-7700)


Local Media Outlets

Santa Cruz Sentinel

City On A Hill Press (UC Santa Cruz Student-Run Newspaper)

KZSC 88.1 FM (UC Santa Cruz Student-Run Radio)


Campus Resources

Dean of Students

Concerns about a distressed student

Transportation and Parking Services

UC Santa Cruz Housing Services

Resources for Parents and Families