Office of Student Life

Getting Involved at UCSB

College is More Than Going to Class,
Get Involved!

Now is the time to explore your interests and have fun at the same time. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in research, activities, campus organizations, and student government. Our Gaucho Student Leaders typically engage in at lease an hour of co-curricular involvement a week. Here are five of the most important reasons why you should get involved.

  1. Build community.
  2. Meet new people. 
  3. Build your resume. 
  4. Learn new things. 
  5. Develop stronger personal skills.

It's Never Too Late to Get Involved!


Getting Involved in Campus Organizations

It's as easy as 1... 2... 3!

More than 500 organizations register with the Office of Student Life each year. These student, staff and faculty-run organizations are a cornerstone of community life at UCSB. Registered Campus Organizations are listed on Shoreline, a website where you can keep track of all of your organizational involvement and take advantage of several features including an campus activities calendar, a co-curricular involvement record and e-Portfolio, and other productivity tools.

To browse or search registered campus organization profiles without logging in to Shoreline, click "Browse Organizations" on the left-hand side of this page.

To access Shoreline and join or create organizations, follow these simple steps:

1. Activate your Shoreline Account

Click "Access Shoreline" in the top of this page to access the Shoreline login screen. You will be prompted to use your UCSB NetID and password. We recommend that the first time you log in, to complete your campus profile, which includes demographic questions. These demographics will never appear in your Shoreline profile or be accessible to other Shoreline members. Only OSL staff members can access this information, which is used in aggregate for assessment purposes. (Note: Once you activate your Shoreline account, you will be able to adjust your privacy and notification settings.)

2. Access your Shoreline Community Home

Whenever you log in to Shoreline , you will be taken to your Community Home, which includes important campus links, upcoming events, and updates from your organizations.


3. Join or Register a Campus Organization
To join an existing organization, search for it using the search box on your Community Home or click the "Organizations" tab where you can search for organizations.


If you have any questions about browsing Shoreline and getting involved, please contact the OSL Advisors at (805) 893-4569 or