Campus Profile: University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis is a public university in California. Around 31,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.

Campus Reform Campus Profiles evaluate individual American college campuses based on liberal bias, speech codes, and other relevant policies and factors.

University of California, Davis is a public university in California. Around 31,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at the university.


Official Political Student Organizations:

Conservative Organizations: 

Aggies for Israel

Davis College Republicans

Federalist Society

Jewish Voices for Peace


Liberal Organizations:

AB540 and Undocumented Student Center

Coalition for Health Equity Student Interest Group

Communist Study Group

Davis Athlete Ally

Davis College Democrats

Davis Period

Gender and Name Change Project

Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Interest Group

Gender and Sexuality Commission

Gender Clinic at UC Davis SOM

If/When/How Law Students for Reproductive Justice

Medical Students for Choice Student Interest Group


Pride Student Veterinary Medical Community Chapter at UC Davis

Queer Inclusion Collective

Students for Justice in Palestine

Students for Reproductive Freedom at UC Davis

The Neoliberal Club

Undocumented Graduate Student Union

Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment

White Coats for Black Lives

Young Democratic Socialists of America at UCD

OpenSecrets Data on University of California, Davis Employee Political Donations
In the 2020 election cycle, 90.6% of University of California, Davis employee donations went to Democratic candidates in federal elections, while 4.90% of donations went to Republican candidates in federal elections, according to data from Open Secrets. 

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Rating:

University of California, Davis has been given a yellow light speech code. According to FIRE, “Yellow light colleges and universities are those institutions with at least one ambiguous policy that too easily encourages administrative abuse and arbitrary application.” FIRE also notes that a yellow light policy at a public institution is unconstitutional.



 University of California, Davis is requiring a vaccine mandate for all students


Stories by Campus Reform about University of California, Davis:

‘F**k 12’: Anti-cop protestors vandalize their campus

A university representative confirmed the protest took place and resulted in graffiti and a ‘smoke device’ being ‘let off’ on campus.

Calling fish ‘trash’ is now racist

A University of California, Davis study alleges that labeling fish as ‘rough’ or ‘trash’ is racist and harmful to conservation efforts.

UC Davis prof praised by ‘Cops Off Campus Coalition’ for participation in nationwide strike

A University of California Davis professor committed to a work stoppage on May 3 to “demand cops off campus.”