Tzu Ching means “compassionate youth”, and it is shorthand for the Tzu Chi Collegiate Association, which is a college organization that carries out the missions of the Tzu Chi Foundation. We hold events throughout the academic year, including summer, that provide opportunities for busy college students to do rewarding and meaningful volunteer work within the local area..
“Act with compassion and wisdom; learn from and inspire each other”
– Master Cheng Yen
We seek to cultivate ourselves to become better individuals by providing and caring for our school and community. Although our parent organization, Tzu Chi Foundation, has Taiwanese and Buddhist origins, students of any race and religion are welcome to join our Tzu Ching family at UCSD.