A welcome from Chancellor George Blumenthal

UC Santa Cruz is an internationally recognized research university with a deep tradition of innovation in both undergraduate and graduate education. We are known for scholars and students who work across disciplines to create knowledge and transform paradigms. Our campus, built on a foundation of social and environmental responsibility, fosters a culture of excellence, inquiry, creativity, diversity, and public service, while developing solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.

At the same time, we are fully committed to widening educational opportunity and access, giving students from all backgrounds a path to personal and professional success.

I consider it a privilege to have served UC Santa Cruz for more than 46 years, first as a faculty member, and now, for the past dozen years, as chancellor. Fiat Slug!

George Blumenthal