Campus Culture

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Principles of Community
UC Santa Cruz is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness. The university expects every campus member to practice these Principles of Community.

Land Acknowledgment
A land acknowledgement is a statement that recognizes the history and presence of Indigenous peoples and their enduring relationship to their traditional homelands.

The land acknowledgement used at UC Santa Cruz was developed in partnership with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman and the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program at the UCSC Arboretum.

Recreation and Wellness
UC Santa Cruz Staff are eligible to purchase a discounted Facility Usage Membership with Athletics and Recreation which provides access to the recreation facilities at the East and West Field Houses.  These facilities include fitness centers, tennis courts, basketball courts, racquetball courts, locker rooms with showers and the 50-meter swimming pool. Various fitness, recreation and sports programs are offered within the Athletics and Recreation department’s facilities for an additional fee.

Also, please read about our FitLife Program to learn more about group exercise offerings, personal fitness training and wellness events on campus.

Faculty and Staff Wellness Program
UC Santa Cruz Faculty & Staff Wellness Program strives to create a healthy campus community and work environment through integrated programs and services designed to provide tools and skills for leading healthy lifestyles and preventing injury and illness.
Sign up for the Wellness Program Newsletter here.

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