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Founded 1965

Cowell College

The Pursuit of Truth in the Company of Friends

Cowell College is the founding college of UC Santa Cruz. Its motto, The Pursuit of Truth in the Company of Friends, represents its twin commitments to academic endeavor and supportive community.

Academic Requirements

The Cowell College core course, Imagining Justice Past and Present, focuses on critical reading and analytical writing based on a syllabus of classic and modern texts dealing with issues of justice. Readings vary each year but always stress cross-cultural perspectives and human values on broad humanistic themes.

Educational Enrichment and Extracurricular Opportunities

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