Here at UCSB, we take pride in our strong commitment to the success of our Chicanx/Latinx communities. As a Hispanic Serving Institution, we continue to strive to provide our students with the essential tools and resources needed to accomplish great feats during and after their time at UCSB. Get involved with El Congreso, a Latinx activist organization, one of our many professional organizations like Los Ingenieros, or just hang out at El Centro where you can learn about these orgs and many more!

This community has helped me grow positively and I will forever remember the amazing times at UCSB.

Point of Pride

El Centro

In 1969, the Chicano Coordinating Council on Higher Education met at UC Santa Barbara to draft El Plan de Santa Barbara, a document that served as the foundation for educational curriculum and community organizing across California. Another outcome was the formation of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). 

Featured Event

Mariachi Sol De México

José Hernández' Merry-Achi Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 7 
7:00 PM | Arlington Theatre

One of the world’s foremost mariachi groups, Mariachi Sol de México incorporates elements of Las Posadas alongside traditional Christmas carols in this festive musical tribute to Mexico’s holiday traditions.