Merrill College est. 1968 at UCSC

The Merrill College Office.

Our Ethos :

Exploring Cultural Identities & Raising Global Consciousness

Merrill is a stimulating and innovative college in which to learn. Our students, faculty, and staff represent numerous cultural groups and nationalities. Merrill's central values are to stimulate respect for all world cultures, in general, and for the cultural heritage of each Merrill student in particular. The social atmosphere at Merrill College—situated in a beautiful, compact pocket of redwood trees—is friendly, focused, engaged, and accepting.

Thousands of Merrill students have made their mark in every area including history, art, psychology, politics, Latin American and Latino studies, biology, and several interdisciplinary subjects. The college has been home to members of many different cultures and lifestyles. Together we make up the Merrill community, a group of people diverse in backgrounds and interests, but who share a common commitment to excellence in education.

The Merrill College mission statement:

Merrill College is dedicated to helping students engage responsibly with the world. As a community, we strive to embrace formative practices - to learn what we don’t know and how to know it, and to take action on what we have learned - in order to create a more just and inclusive world. Merrill strives to help students understand and develop their positions. We intentionally make space for a diversity of perspectives and encourage community members to own their impact on others.