Office of Student Life

Community Service

Civic engagement is one of the keystones of fraternity and sorority experience. Members are empowered to make a positive impact on the community, and develop and understanding of civic responsibility through the process of serving others. In the past year, UCSB fraternities and sororities spent more than 10,000 hours giving back to the Santa Barbara, Isla Vista and Goleta communities. As part of the Standards of Excellence program, the Office of Student Life requires each fraternity or sorority member to complete a minimum of 6 hours of community service per quarter.

Chapters are required to submit the following items documenting their members' community service and philanthropy achievements each quarter:
  • Community Service Report Summary - emailed to the chapter's Community Service Chair quarterly for completion
  • Chapter Member Verification Form - completed by each member every quarter to summarize and verify all community service hours completed
  • Philanthropy Report Form - detailing the amount of money raised by the chapter through philanthropic activities and fundraising for charity.
To access the Community Service Report Submission Guidelines, please click here: Community Service Report Guidelines (W19).

Community Service Opportunities (Spring 2019)

Best Day Foundation (ongoing opportunity)

The Best Day Foundation is an organization that takes kids with special needs on a day to the beach! They have adaptic surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, and beach obstacle courses. The Foundation is looking for energetic student volunteers to help serve as "beach buddies" for participants. This video provides more information about the Foundation. Please sign up online HERE!

Seahawk Spirit Run (April 5, 2019)

Volunteer to cheer on students from IV Elementary School as they participate in their jog-a-thon! Volunteers are needed for our water and refreshment stations, among other jobs (8:00 a.m. until noon). To sign up, email Laurel Wilder at for the registration link. 

UCSB Open House (April 13, 2019)

The UCSB Visitor's Center is looking for student volunteers to help with UCSB's Open House day! Students can choose morning, afternoon, or full-day shifts and will get a free t-shirt and lunch regardless of the shift they choose. Please use this link to sign up for shifts:

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival (April 25-28, 2019)

Volunteer at Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival April 25-28 to give back to the community, meet local professionals working in the area, and earn volunteer hours! Volunteers help in every area of the festival, assisting with vendor check-in, greeting festival guests, conducting crowd counts, working in the Green Car Show area, and helping with children's activities. They also assist with stage management, parking, signage, waste management, social media and more. Learn how to sign up as an individual or group here:

Community Service