UCSB Affiliates

The UCSB Affiliates is a community-based support group for UC Santa Barbara. The Affiliates develop and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships between the university and greater Santa Barbara communities. A dynamic group of community members from a multitude of professions and Gaucho alumni of all ages, we strive to create a network of connections around innovative campus programming.


Invites and special discounts to UCSB events on and off campus, such as lectures, athletics, and the performing arts

Regular updates on the latest UCSB news and events

20% discount on a UCSB Library Community Borrower's card

Complimentary admission to Chancellor's Community Breakfasts

Eligibility to join The Club & Guest House at UCSB, with a 15% discount on dining and more as a Club member

15% discount on one UCSB Extension class per quarter

UCSB Affiliates support student scholarships and fellowships

"Being a recipient of the UCSB Affiliates Transfer Scholarship is a blessing! I can't be more thankful, as this will let me strive further academically."

—Jesus Rico Estrada, UCSB Affiliates Transfer Scholarship Recipient

Jesus Rico Estrada.

“The resources the Claudia Weitlanner Fellowship provides will make my continued creative projects possible and will greatly aid in my development as an artist and scholar.”

—Cole Remmen, Claudia Weitlanner Fellowship in the Arts Recipient

Cole Remmen.

Key Contact

Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez
Associate Director of Development
University Support Groups
Phone: 805-893-2801
Email: vanessaalvarez@ucsb.edu