Campus Safety Community Advisory Board

May 2022 Update on Recommendations and UC Safety Plan

Running Meeting Agenda 

Charge Letters

2022 Charge Letter

2021 Charge Letter 

Additional information about CAB, including recommendations, is available on their website.

Purpose and Scope

The Campus Safety Community Advisory Board provides advice and recommendations to the Chancellor on issues related to campus and community safety. The board will help to develop a shared vision for campus safety for all members of our community. The board will provide campus leadership advice on major issues pertaining to public safety, the campus police department, and other crisis support services. This committee is a venue for the broader community to provide input and influence services related to campus safety and security. The board is welcome to advise on significant community issues, budget and program review, community outreach assistance, and modernizing campus safety policies and procedures. 


As part of the 2019 University of California Policing Task Force, a systemwide recommendation was made that stated:

“Campuses shall create independent advisory boards with representatives from the campus who can facilitate and enhance communication between the police department and the greater campus community as well as work collaboratively with the departments on issues involving campus safety and security.”

UC Santa Cruz first established a police advisory board in 2014, and until 2020 this board provided advice and community input directly to the Chief of Police. To enhance the campus wide perspective and highlight the independent nature of the board, starting in July 2020 the Board will report to the Chancellor.

In 2021, the UC Office of the President released the UC Community Safety Plan that requires “Current and future campus-based task forces or working groups focused on campus safety will include broad representation of the full UC community, including historically marginalized communities.” The UCSC Campus Safety Community Advisory Board will continue to include this broad representation.

Board Members


Judith Estrada, Co-Chair, Executive Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Travis Becker, Co-Chair, Assistant Dean of Students, Strategic Initiatives & Policy Analysis

Appointed Seats:

  • Academic Senate (3 members)
  • Big 5 Student Groups (up to 5 seats plus alternates)
    Each group named may occupy a seat on the CAB and designate an alternate to sit with the CAB and support the representative’s participation. The seated representative may notify the board that the alternate will be participating in votes on their behalf whenever needed. 
    • Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA)
    • Bayanihan 
    • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA)
    • Student Alliance of North American Indians (SANAI)
    • Open Student Group Seat - the BSU has a separate seat
  • Black Student Union 
  • CARE Office
  • Colleges, Housing and Educational Services 
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • College Academic Preceptor 
  • Division of Student Affairs and Success
  • Employee Housing Resident Association
  • Graduate Student Association 
  • Information and Technology Services
  • Physical Plant 
  • Residential Life 
  • Resource Center Staff
  • Santa Cruz Community
  • Staff Advisory Board 
  • Student Union Assembly 
  • University Library

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Associate Vice Chancellor and Equity and Equal Protection  
  • Associate Vice Chancellor Risk and Safety Services
  • Dean of Students
  • Director of the Office of Emergency Services / Fire Marshal
  • Police Chief (will participate in meetings as requested by Advisory Board)
  • Student Affairs and Success Central Office Representative
  • Student Union Assembly, Office of the External Vice President