Discover Crown College

Our Mission

The mission of Crown College is to promote intellectual, personal, and social success, and to provide an ethical and inclusive living and learning environment.

Crown College is a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge in an atmosphere of open discussion and mutual respect. In the embracing of this diversity, we find stimulation, freedom and strength. Freedom to express one’s opinions and beliefs is of the utmost importance.

Ethical Issues in Emerging Technologies

Crown College was founded in 1967 as the third college in the UC Santa Cruz system. Our theme, “Science, Technology, and Society,” explores the relationship of science and technology with the world around us, and is reflected in the core course: Ethical Issues in Emerging Technologies. Although traditionally viewed as the “science college”, half of our student body major in fields other than science.

Our Locale

Crown is located on a hilltop surrounded by a redwood forest. The core buildings consist of the dining hall, lounge spaces, recreation facilities, faculty offices, and classrooms built around a large patio and central fountain.
Image of Crown College Upper Quad
The College's residential facilities are made up of eight residence hall buildings and eight apartment buildings housing approximately 1/2 of affiliated students. The facilities at Crown College were built through a partnership of public funds and a gift from the Crown Zellerbach Foundation.

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