The UC Santa Cruz Society of Physics Students is a community that aims to represent the interests of the physics student body, to provide a social environment for it, and to provide academic resources to facilitate the success of its students. In particular, it is crucial for SPS to recognize and combat the continual underrepresentation of women, people of color, international, and LGBTQ+ students in STEM and facilitate an environment where physics students can thrive academically, professionally, and socially.
We aim to improve the physics undergraduate experience by providing:
Weekly meetings establishing a social and academic community.
Mentoring services, linking upperclassmen with lower class men.
Students an outlet to discuss the modification of the physics curriculum.
A communal and academic space for physics students.
The Society of Physics Students ultimately aims to introduce a collaborative, prosperous, and safe environment for physics students to get the most out of their undergraduate careers at UC Santa Cruz.