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Social and Cultural Health HCN Sub-Committee


To enhance connection to others, belonging, and sense of community in order to promote the sustained well-being of students, faculty, and staff. By promoting public social spaces, supporting cultural diversity awareness, and strengthening communication the subcommittee strives to make UCSB the healthiest place to work, learn, and live.


Draft Goals:

*Please note that these goals were drafted by the Emotional and Psychological Health Sub-committee of the Healthy Campus Network and are still in the vetting process.  If you would like to give feedback on these goals, please email the Sub-committee Chair, Jeff Huskey.

Short-term Goals:

  • Promote existing public social spaces and identify areas where additional public social spaces are needed.
  • Repair the classroom and meeting space at the Greenhouse and Garden Project.
  • Inspire community gatherings.
  • Wellness for all videos offered in Spanish and English.
  • Create better linkages between student-run cultural groups and their staff/faculty counterparts.
  • Common sensitivity training such as safe zone trainings more widely adopted or required.
  • Wellness welcome wagon for new staff.
  • Expand LUNA workshops and programming.
  • Launch the Food for Thought workshop series.
  • Launch the Home Cooking workshop series.

Mid Term Goals:

  • Create new public social spaces.
  • All HCN programs offered in multiple languages.

Long-term Goals:

  • TBD

Visionary Goals:

  • TBD


  • Jeff Huskey, Director, Recreation (Chair)
  • Katya Armistead, Dean of Student Life, Office of Student Life
  • Miles Ashlock, Assistant Dean & Director, Office of Student Life
  • Greta Carl-Halle, Business Officer, Computer Science
  • Wendy Cordova, Assistant Director & MGG/HBLGC Advisor, Office of Student Life
  • Christine Dolan, Associate Director, resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
  • Zaveeni Khan-Marcus
  • Abigail Salazar
  • Latrece Seneca, Complex Coordinator, Residential & Community Living
  • Sharon Solis, Data Manager & Degree Audit Encoder, Office of the Registrar
  • Sweets Underwood, Assistant Complex Coordinator, Residential & Community Living
  • Alexis Wright, Finacial Assistant, REGT/FINA