Trans & Queer Student Organizations & Weekly Groups at the Cantú

The UCSC trans & queer community has an exciting array of student clubs, registered organizations, and regular programs that enhance student life. Some are sponsored or hosted by the Cantú Queer Center.

Whatever your interest, whether social or activist, whether regarding ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, you will most likely find groups you enjoy. If you do not find what you are looking for, it is easy to begin your own group! Just come in and begin a conversation with the center staff. All of the student groups/programs listed below meet at the Cantú Queer Center unless otherwise noted.


    Queer Geeks: Mondays 7pm-10pm

  • Queer Geeks is an open group for all queer and allied individuals, both on and off campus that love playing board games, card games, and/or video games. Come and play a wide variety of games, like Dominion, Magic the Gathering, and Super Smash Bros, with your geeky peers. Come geek out and get your game on.

    Join us on Our Facebook Page



  • Ace of Clubs: Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm

  • Ace of Clubs is a support group for people on the asexual and aromantic spectrum. This is a closed group for those who identify within the ace community and those questioning if they are in the ace spectrum.

    Info and Accessibilty:

  • Gal Pals: Wednesdays 7pm-8:30pm

  • Gal Pals: a group for lesbian, bi, pan, questioning, and queer women and femmes to hang out, meet each other, and find common ground!
    Meets every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm at the Cantú!
    Info and Accessibility:

  • PRISM: Thursdays 7:30pm-10pm

  • PRISM is a political group on campus dedicated to having the LGBTQIA+ voices of UCSC heard. Come by to meet some wonderful people and discuss issues and policies directly affecting the LGBTQIA+ community. The group is open to anyone who wants to attend.

    Click here to join us on Facebook!

    Info: the IVC at, or the EVC at

  • Blender: Fridays 5:30pm-8:30pm

  • Blender is a support group for trans and questioning people to come together to collaborate, discuss, and support each other.

    Info and Accessibility:

  • Theta Pi Sigma: Sundays 5pm-12am

  • Theta Pi Sigma is an all-inclusive queer Greek organization founded at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2005. In 2011, Theta Pi Sigma became a national organization when it formed a beta chapter at Northeastern Illinois University.

    The purpose and objective of Theta Pi Sigma is to strengthen Greek life by providing a vehicle for positive leadership, change, and growth in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and ally community. It is our intention to provide further opportunity to obtain a well-rounded educational experience by offering leadership skills and the atmosphere needed to succeed academically, socially, and culturally.