Students Gathered in Hart Hall, from behind

Student Connections

Student Connections

You are not alone. Meeting up with fellow students can be a great way to feel belonging and find connections. There are several clubs and groups on campus that offer support and community for all system impacted students, and some special classes addressing issues related to incarceration.

Student-Run Organizations

Beyond the Stats

BTS Logo- hand with a diploma and broken manacleBeyond the Stats was founded by two formerly incarcerated students. The club meets for social activities, mutual support, and publishes a zine. To get involved, check us out, and like our Facebook page at or send us a message at


Students Against Mass Incarceration 

SAMI Logo SAMI is a student organization at the School of Law. Connect with them via their Facebook group, Students Against Mass Incarceration - UC Davis and Instagram samiucd.

As the school year gets started, SAMI will announce expungement clinics, activism and advocacy opportunities, and other events. System impacted students interested in legal careers can also connect with current law students for some mutual advice and resource sharing. 


Each quarter, SBTS students lead a seminar class with faculty sponsor Professor Ofelia Cuevas. 

Education as Freedom: AKA Amerikkka This is How You Made Me

Students Beyond the Stats will be facilitating a 2-unit, pass/no-pass seminar this fall quarter. This seminar will be a discussion-based, consciousness-raising course that explores the power of narratives and personal experiences as a part of a pathway to laboratory education.  We intend to explore systematic, historical, and political issues from a straight-up subjective lens. Those who lived it can tell their own stories, and we can learn and speak through experience. Readings will include: autobiographies-prison narratives-radical feminist or color-poetry-the Black Panthers’ Ten Point Program-and more! We also have guest speakers. Our intention is to offer a space where we can share freely and learn from each other. If you have any questions reach us at .