Our network of Community Support Groups provides a variety of opportunities for community members to be part of UC Santa Barbara. Each group offers an array of events and activities to bring the educational and cultural resources of the campus to our friends and neighbors.
UCSB History Associates
Local history buffs join faculty for lunches, lectures, and graduate student support.
UCSB Professional Women’s Association
Campus-affiliated opportunities for professional development and networking.
The Parent Council, Early Childhood Care & Education Services
The Parent Council is a group of parents who volunteer for the Children’s Center.
Friends of Middle Eastern Music Association
The Friends of Middle Eastern Music Association (FOMEMA) unites the community with the ensemble, supports Middle Eastern culture, and advocates for the study and research of Middle Eastern music and culture.
From the UCSB Rec Cen to the UCSB Library, check out which campus resources are available for community members.
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Princeton Review ranked UC Santa Barbara as the No. 1 Green School among public universities in their 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges. Bren Hall, which houses the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, is among the “greenest” buildings in the nation, earning triple LEED Platinum certification — the highest sustainability rating possible — from the U.S. Green Building Council. In fact, our campus has the largest portfolio of LEED-certified buildings in the UC system.
UCSB’s renowned faculty includes six winners of Nobel Prizes for landmark research in chemistry, physics and economics. An alumna of our College of Creative Studies won the 2009 Nobel in Physiology or Medicine.
UCSB ranks number 5 among all public universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2021 “Best Colleges” guide, the most widely read college guide in the country.