Advocacy groups generate student support and fight for changes that not only impact all communities within Isla Vista and Santa Barbara County, but also issues that impact higher education and government institutions.

The Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)

The Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU) is an organization serving the interests of Isla Vista tenants. We recognize the diversity of our community, and we strive to meet the different needs of our members while uniting our common interests as tenants. We educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities, and we act as a resource when problems occur. We believe people should live without the suffering that arises from discrimination, retaliation, or neglect.

Lobby Corps

Associated Students Lobby Corps fights for the rights of students on a local, statewide, and national level. We lobby our elected representatives on the behalf of UCSB students.  We always welcome any student from any background to come lobby with us and share their stories with the student population and representatives. Have something you want to bring up to us? Come stop by one of our meetings.

Public and Mental Health Commission

The A.S. Public and Mental Health Commission is a body concerned with the healthcare and mental health of UCSB undergraduate students. The commission aims to address relevant public health and mental health issues and work to maximize the health and mental health of UCSB students through student-run projects in coordination with Student Health, CAPS, and other relevant entities, and will advocate and serve as a point of reference for other health and mental health entities on campus. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of student health and mental health concerns in our community, and take direct action to address and combat them accordingly.

Transfer Student Alliance

The Transfer Student Alliance is an organization dedicated to helping Transfers with the unique challenges they face when starting at UCSB. Whether you need help transitioning socially, academically, or professionally, UCSB’s TSA is here to help solve your problems and answer any of your questions. Reach out to us at with any of your questions. If you have more questions, or just want to talk, visit our exec board during office hours!