Thank you for your interest in A-CAUSE, the Academy for Community-, Action-, and Use-Inspired Scholarship and Education. Here you will find information about our workshops and events, campus resources to support undergraduate research, and amazing research projects students are leading across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and education at UCSB.

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Objective 1

Enhance structures for culturally congruent undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry and internships opportunities.


Objective 2

Engage students in community-based, action-oriented, and use-inspired research, scholarship, and creative inquiry that yields societal outcomes.

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Objective 3

Transform the ways faculty embed culturally congruent research, scholarship, and creative inquiry into their courses.


Objective 4

Develop new collaborations between UCSB faculty and those at other HSIs to create and strengthen education pathways—from 2- to 4-year institutions and from undergraduate to graduate and professional schools.

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A-CAUSE wishes to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this place and all land upon which the University is located, and pay our respects to the Chumash Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area.


A-CAUSE Conference Room


North Hall 2219
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2150

For more information please contact the Director of A-CAUSE Anissa Stewart at