Caltech Y: Making a World of Difference


The Caltech Y enriches student life and challenges students to grow into responsible citizens of the world.

The Caltech Y Advocating Change Together (ACT) Award

Applications are due by Friday, April 21st no later than 12noon

Got an issue or cause that warrants attention?  Explore the issue - by attending a conference, training, or workshop, or choosing to immerse yourself with a mentor or organization that is addressing your issue – then plan some programs to raise awareness on campus.  Awardees can receive up to $4500 to cover expenses for their educational experience, including registration and program fees, travel, lodging, food, and incidentals. 


Local, national, or global travel - as well as one day, multi-day, and even multi-week experiences - are all eligible.  The Caltech Y ACT Award, made possible with generous support of the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union, offers students an opportunity to pursue an issues through service or advocacy. 


Click HERE for applications and more information.



The Studenski Memorial Award

Proposals are due Friday, April 21st no later than 12noon

Are you wondering about the next step in your life?  Have you reached a crossroad where you would benefit from an opportunity to explore?  Would a trip, an opportunity to volunteer with an organization, or a chance to try a new skill or interest this summer help you gain clarity?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Studenski Award might be for you. 
The Studenski Memorial Award is a grant of up to $6000 established in the memory of Paul Studenski, a Caltech student who was killed in an automobile accident while traveling across the United States in 1974.  It is awarded to a Caltech undergraduate who, having reached a crossroads in life, would benefit from a period away from the academic community to obtain a better understanding of self and to explore possible directions for the future.

Click HERE for proposal guidelines.


Caltech World Fest

April 24 - 28

Please join us for a week-long series of events celebrating cultural diversity at Caltech! Click HERE for the schedule of events.




Caltech Y Turns 100!

Caltech Y Centennial Website

As we celebrate our centennial anniversary, the students, staff, and Board of Directors of the Caltech Y invite you to connect, or reconnect, with us during this important milestone in our organization’s history and join in our celebration in making a world of difference for 100 years and beyond! Check out our centennial website to stay up-to-date on Caltech Y centennial events and news.


Caltech Y Centennial Video

Produced and directed by Iram Parveen Bilal

A brief historical overview on the relevance and birth of the Caltech Y, produced and directed by Caltch Y Board Member and Caltech Alumna Iram Parveen Bilal.

Watch the video here!