The campus has ready-to-use language (“boilerplate”) for a range of purposes. Sometimes the language is meant to help educate people who may not be all that familiar with UC Santa Cruz. Other times, the language is required by law.
A global research university, UC Santa Cruz is part of the world’s most celebrated system of public higher education, and stands among the most renowned institutions of higher learning.
Leading at the intersection of innovation and social justice, UC Santa Cruz faculty and students conduct transformative research and scholarship that serves society. Undergraduate students experience a small liberal arts college environment with the depth and rigor of a major research university through the pairing of high-impact research with 10 tight-knit residential colleges – a rare combination among U.S. public universities.
UC Santa Cruz shares the distinction of being the youngest member of the Association of American Universities and one of only five members that is both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions. To learn more, visit ucsc.edu.
The following “boilerplate” copy should be included on every printed piece produced by the university. It’s usually tucked into an inconspicuous spot at the bottom of the back page, in small type.
The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and university policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other covered veteran.The university also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, access, and treatment in university programs and activities. To view UCSC’s Sex Offense Policy and Procedures for Reports of Sexual Assault(s) and Sexual Harassment, please contact the Title IX Coordinator/Sexual Harassment Officer, (831) 459-2462, or go to www2.ucsc.edu/title9-sh. If you need disability-related accommodation to access information contained in this publication, please call (831) 459-4008. To view current retention and enrollment information on the web, please visit planning.ucsc.edu/irps/. UCSC’s annual security report may be viewed by contacting the UCSC Police Department or by accessing the following web site: ucsc.edu/about/crime-stats.
Here is our land acknowledgement. For more information about the acknowledgement and when and how to use it, visit the
The land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.