About UCAN

UCAN is a digital grassroots community. We focus on issues that matter to UC staff, students, alumni, faculty and more.

Our advocates speak out in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and make a difference in people’s lives. Whatever policy, whatever the issue – if it matters to the people at UC, it matters to us.

With your help, we fight to: 

  • Ensure that UC can offer an affordable, high-quality college education for all students.

  • Secure funding for life-changing research on cancer, climate change and other important issues.

  • Protect access to affordable, excellent health care at UC’s top-rated medical centers. 

  • Stand up for UC’s most vulnerable students, including those from low-income, first-generation and immigrant backgrounds. 

How does it work?

We make things happen with petitions, emails, phone calls, and Twitter campaigns.

By getting more people to take action – like sign petitions or tweet their support – we can shape the way things work for people in UC, California and beyond.

Joining UCAN is easy

Just sign up for our periodic emails. We value your time and energy, and will be in touch with details on how to have an impact on the issues you care most about.

Federal Partnership

Every day UC creates groundbreaking research, develops new health care solutions, and opens doors for students. None of it would be possible without federal funding.

See how we work together

California Partnership

When UC and California come together, we make our communities better. Public higher education is key to California’s prosperity.

Find out why