Office of Development


Who We Are

The UCSB Affiliates is one of UCSB's most long-standing support groups, and the largest. We are "Friends Linking Campus and Community."
The purpose of this organization is to develop and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships between the University and greater Santa Barbara area groups and individuals. Our educational programs provide members enriching and enjoyable ways to access the educational and cultural resources of UC Santa Barbara. Our scholarship programs provide critically needed financial assistance for the recruitment and retention of academically gifted undergraduate and graduate students.

Educational Programs

The UCSB Affiliates offer members a wide spectrum of program series and lectures, which feature faculty from around the campus. To learn of upcoming UCSB Affiliates events, go to Support Group Events page.

Scholarship Programs

Our Santa Barbara City College Transfer Scholarships go to students who have overcome significant personal challenges to pursue their educational goals. Our Graduate Dissertation Fellowships enable Ph.D. candidates to complete the final research for their degrees. Tax-deductible gifts to our scholarship fund may be made online at our secure Web site, Giving Online to the UCSB Affiliates Scholarship Fund.

Become a Member

You may become a member of the UCSB Affiliates by printing the PDF Membership Form (40kb).  Please fill it out and send it in with your membership dues.

Benefits of Membership

UCSB Community Support Group members enjoy a variety of discounts and benefits. Your membership includes:
  • UCSB Library
    Reduced library card fee: only $25.00 for a one-year UCSB Library Borrower's Card (save 75%!). Call 893-4388.
  • UCSB Extension
    15% discount on one selected Extension class per quarter. (And you can enroll in UCSB classes, paying on a per unit basis, through the Concurrent Enrollment Program.) Call 893-4200.
  • Faculty Club
    Eligibility to join the UCSB Faculty Club (with one-time membership fee waived). Call 893-3096.
  • Rec Center
    Over 20% savings on UCSB Recreation Center membership. The facility includes pools, gyms, raquetball and squash courts, weight training and cardio-vascular equipment. Call 893-3738.

Note: Membership card must be presented in person to receive benefits. All benefits and discounts are subject to current availability and university regulations and may be changed without notice.