Graduation Coup (1966) 

Students take over the first graduation ceremony, expressing their anger at the University because they felt that people of color were marginalized and discriminated against because of their descent.


TWANAS Hunger Strike (4/20-25, 1981)

Over 600 people demonstrated, and 25 people went on a Hunger Strike to protest the lack of Third World and Native American Studies. The University promised to meet their demands, however they’ve still yet to be met.


Hahn Student Take-over (11/6/1996)

Students occupied Hahn Student Services Building for 12 hours to protest the Passage of Prop 209 that abolished Affirmative Action. At 8:00 pm, Chancellor Greenwood joined with student leaders to announce a consensus on addressing student concerns following the passage of Prop 209. 


Measure C (1999)

This measure was put on the ballot during the student body elections in the Spring of 1999 but did not pass. The measure proposed: Shall UCSC undergraduates establish a campus retention program fee of $7.00/per quarter, effective Fall 1999, to improve the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students? This measure, although it did not pass, would contribute greatly to measure 10 (e 2 ). Measure C helped make a foundation for Measure 10.


An incident of violence occurred on campus at College 9 where a Filipino student ended up hospitalized with a concussion after trying to prevent a fight between a friend, a fellow Filipino Student Association (FSA) and member, and white-identified students who aimed a football they were throwing around at him. Minimal disciplinary action was taken by the college, UC Police, and UC Judicial system against the perpetrators -- two white students.

Hate Incident (December 2000)


ASF Hate Incident (Spring 2000)

Participants of A Step Forward, an outreach program under the Filipino Student Assocation (FSA) were assaulted by an on campus Stevenson resident with 40-ouce beer bottles. An official apology from the Chancellor was given to the participating ASF student and the UCSC student was later expelled. 


The Ethnic Student Organizing Council organized a Vigil in response to recent incidents of violence, and the lack of support students felt from UCSC Administration and the UC community. This is where the concept e2 was conceived.

e2 Peace Vigil (2001)


The FIlipino Student Association (FSA) organizes a student-initiated course called Pilipino Historical Dialogue (PHD) due to the extreme lack of classes on the Philippines or Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American experiences. As of this day, the class is still open for UCSC to enroll in Winter and Spring quarters. Contact academics.fsa@gmail.com for more information.

Pilipino Historical Dialogue (2001)


SOAR & Student Organization Relocation (Summer 2002)

Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) and student organizations move from what is now the Academic Resources Center (ARC) to the Student Union in the Quarry Plaza. Activists struggle to maintain the same amount of space for student organization offices -- particularly the Big 5: the African/Black Student Alliance (ABSA), Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (APISA), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana y Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), the Filipino Student Association (FSA), and the Student Alliance of Native American Indians (SANAI).


ESOC leadership class/e2 class (2003)

This idea for Measure 10 Campus referendum evolved out of the ESOC leadership/e2 class of 2003 during winter and spring. The 2003 class facilitators, Eden Silva Jequinto and Nicolas Javier, and students, worked on developing Measure 10 and creating the e2 center. The referendum was made in response to the threat to student resources, specifically outreach and retention being cut. The idea rose from the notion of a student-initiated, student-owned, student-run retention center (measure C) e2 would institutionalize student initiated outreach and retention programs, which bring and maintain diversity at UCSC as well as provide opportunities for all students.


This measure provided student funding which laid the foundation for and supports e 2 and student-initiated outreach and retention programs.

Measure 10 Passes (Spring 2003)


Engaging Education proposed to the Student Union Governance Board (SUGB) that the Redwood Building to be used to house the new e2, approved by students in spring elections. In August, the SUGB approved; and on October 29, 2003, the e2 Center held its Grand Opening.

e2 Opens (June 2003)


Over a 3 month period, students rally to protest how the Student Organization Advising Resources (SOAR) office was being cut. Two rallies took place and eventually administration met student demands; leading to the hire of SOAR staff and director.

Save SOAR Rallies (2004)


A $5.00 student fee approved that supports the 6 Resource Centers and Student Initiated Outreach (SIO) Programs. The Chancellor also agreed to give $2.00 for every $1.00 students pay towards SIO for a least the next two years.

CARE Referendum Passes (2005)


In the mist of drastic budget cuts, students renegotiated the CARE Chancellor match to SAVE SIO Yield Programs. The Chancellor agrees to give $1.75 for every $1.00 students pay towards SIO for another year. This was a victory for e2 activist as they continue to fight for access to create an equitable educational system.

Save SIO Campaign (January – May 2009)


The Students of Color Collective went on a hunger strike and camped out of the base of campus as a response to inequitable budget cuts. They fought and continue to fight for resources detrimental to the success and retention of students of color.

SCCC Hunger Strikes (Spring 2009)


Students campaigned to secure a permanent match from the Chancellor. e2 was successful in securing an MOU with his office guaranteeing a 5 year match at $1.50.

SIO Chancellor’s Match Campaign (2010 – 2012)