The Faculty / Staff Christian Community is an officially recognized
organization of the University of California Santa Barbara. Its list of
participants is comprised primarily of individuals who sign the annual Easter
Proclamation, "He Is Risen," published in the Daily Nexus.
The first Easter Proclamation appeared in 1986 as the result of a faculty prayer meeting. It was originally signed by 13 faculty members. In recent years it has grown to more than 50 faculty and well over 50 staff members.