The UC Advocacy Network (UCAN) is a community of committed people who lend their voices to shape state and federal policies promoting the university’s mission of education, research and public service.

An incubator of invention and innovation and educator of tomorrow’s workforce, the University of California is integral to the state’s progress. UCAN is a group of engaged UC students, alumni and friends who are dedicated to ensuring the university’s continued excellence.

Thousands strong, these dedicated advocates send letters and emails and call government officials and policymakers to let them know about the positive impact the university has had on them and others. Together, our collective actions help shape state and federal policies that advance the university and — through our commitment to education, research and public service — the state, the nation and the world.

We invite you to explore this site to learn about the many ways you can lend your voice and share your passion about issues that are important to you and the university.