The Bottom Line is UCSB’s weekly student-run newspaper that provides an alternative print and online space for student investigative journalism, culturally and socially aware reporting and engaging commentary that addresses the diverse concerns of the student community, both on and off campus. Editors and staff members teach aspiring student journalists how to write, research and produce top-notch journalism though workshops, staff meetings, office hours and an all-inclusive learning environment. Through this fee, student journalists can continue to produce high-quality, alternative news content, photos, illustrations and multimedia projects for UCSB by purchasing more equipment and supplies, paying for printing and operating costs and traveling off campus to report on important student events like UC Regents meetings, student conferences and student demonstrations. This fee will also go toward the employment and recruitment of student journalists as independent contractors and editorial board members. The Bottom Line newspaper is here to serve the UCSB community, and will continue to do so through the passing of the fee. Do you approve of a mandatory fee of $1.69 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters to support The Bottom Line Newspaper (of the $1.69 collected, $0.42 is 25% for return to aid, $0.08 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $1.18 will go to the Bottom Line Newspaper)? If passed, the fee would begin Fall 2013 and be subject to reaffirmation every two years thereafter as mandated by the AS Constitution.
Voting YES means The Bottom Line stays in print! Voting YES ensures UC Santa Barbara always has a choice in media outlets. Voting YES means underrpresented students on campus have a voice.
UCSB’s absence of a formal journalism program means UCSB students need opportunities to break into the field. The Bottom Line prides itself on being an organization that will always be an inclusive, safe place. We are always ready to open our doors to budding talent in
writing, photography, illustration, graphic design and videography, and we offer open trainings to anyone interested in them.
The Bottom Line strives to help UCSB become better-informed of the work of the UC Regents and AS Senate, as well as of relevant local and national news. Vote YES for The Bottom Line so we can continue to fairly report the news and events most important to UCSB and Isla Vista.
Your contribution of $1.69 per quarter - $5.07 for the ENTIRE year - will keep TBL safe from budget cuts that threaten our printed presence on campus. UCSB deserves more than one newspaper just as much as any other UC campus - don’t limit the information you can learn when reading the paper on your way to class. A community as large and diverse as UCSB deserves a choice in news sources. Voting YES gives you more.
The Associated Students Commission on Student Well-Being (COSWB) is committed to promoting the well being of UCSB students. The fee will be used to provide programs that encourage a proactive approach to physical and mental well being such as weekly fitness activities, film screenings on topics of mental and social well-being, and healthy eating workshops. We organize mental health mixers to inform students of available resources offered on-campus, as well as organize quarterly mental health summits to bring together other mental health related organizations on campus in order to plan for collaborative projects. We also run a yearly anti-stigma campaign in order to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, encourage people to seek help for their mental illnesses and inform the campus of available resources that assist with mental health issues. We also host guest lectures on subjects of positive psychology and mental health issues. The fee will fund the many programs and services listed above. Do you approve of a mandatory fee of $1.03 per undergraduate for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters to support COSWB (of the $1.03 collected, $0.26 is 25% for return to aid, $0.05 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the AS recharge fee and $0.71 will go to the COSWB)? If passed, the fee would begin Fall 2013 and be subject to reaffirmation every two years thereafter as mandated by the AS Constitution.
Please support the wellbeing of UCSB undergraduates by voting for a lock-in fee for the Commission on Student Well-Being. COSWB constantly develops programs that benefit the student population based on student input. These programs center on human sexuality, mental health, healthy eating, feminine health, decreasing stress and weekly fitness classes. COSWB also puts on movie screenings, lectures from respected professionals and food demonstrations. In addition, COSWB co-sponsors many student programs including artivism, finals week massages, and many Health & Wellness programs. COSWB assists students in maintaining their mental and physical well-being by providing activities and resources for students to maintain healthy lifestyles and get mental health support. Please support COSWB for your own benefit and for the benefit of your peers.
|KCSB/KJUC: Do you support continued funding of $2.96* (of which $0.44 is return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.56* (of which $0.44 is return to aid fee) for summer quarter for KCSB/KJUC?**|
|KCSB-FM is YOUR radio station! All students have the opportunity to become involved directly in all aspects of running this independent, noncommercial, and educational media outlet. At KCSB you can learn the fundamentals of radio broadcasting, both technically and in terms of program content, whether in news, sports, public affairs, cultural arts, or music.|
KCSB strives to ensure that these opportunities are offered to a diverse community, especially people who are traditionally underrepresented in broadcasting. For its listeners, KCSB strives to provide programming that is stimulating, informative and generally unavailable from other local media. KCSB's news and public affairs programming provide a forum for underrepresented and/or controversial perspectives on important local, national, and international issues. Our cultural arts and music programming cover a wide spectrum of expression, from traditional to experimental.
In addition to our broadcasts, KCSB publicizes and hosts campus and community events, such as Town Hall meetings, films, concerts, and lectures. This past quarter we put on the Poolside concert at the Hub. Please continue to support KCSB, your student-run college/community radio station.
|AS Professional Media Staff (formerly known as Communication Personnel): Do you support continued funding of $5.18* (of which $0.73 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.43* (of which $0.73 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for AS Communication Personnel?**|
|The Communications Personnel budget covers the salaries of all of Associated Student's professional media staff. This includes A.S. Assistant Director for Independent Media & KCSB’s Advisor, Development Coordinator, Chief Engineer, IT Administrator, and News Director and Journalism Advisor. The professional media staff members maintain all equipment at KCSB; train students in principles of journalism, media production and editing, including radio, video, print, and multimedia applications; and provide equipment for studio and field recordings. We assist student staff in creating, governing, and maintaining these media outlets. All of this is done with no charge to participating students and participation is open to all. We remain a very small staff for running a full-time, full-power radio station and providing other media opportunities, such as The Bottom Line. Please continue to support A.S. Communications Personnel.|
|Program Board: Do you support continued funding of $12.10* (of which $1.65 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $12.10* (of which $1.65 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Program Board?**|
|In 2006, students voted to implement a $10 per quarter fee to|
support Associated Students Program Board. With the money
from this fee, Program Board has continued to put on numerous
events on campus. Here is just a sampling of the things we have
done in the last two years alone.
Hub Shows- a low-cost concert series in the UCen
Hub. Notable acts have included A-Trak, Mac Miller, Dirty Heads, Curren$y, SBTRKT, Walk the Moon, Hoodie Allen, Schoolboy Q, Bonobo, Flosstradamus.
Extravaganza- the annual FREE music festival. In the last three
years, acts such as Snoop, Drake, Chromeo, Rusko, Wolfgang Gartner, and Iration performed, amongst others.
Storke/Event Center Concerts- acts such as Interpol, Lupe
Fiasco, Big Sean, Kill the Noise, and Flying Lotus.
Tuesday night Movies- This fee has allowed us to make all
Tuesday night movies completely FREE for all UCSB students,
and to show more sneak previews of films before their release
date, such as Adam Sandler's, "That's my Boy" with Adam Sandler Q&A.
Lectures and Cultural Events- Luminarium Exhibition, Poetry Showcase, Common lecture, Comedy nights, Open Mic Nights, Indoor Ice Skating, and more.
Free support for student groups- We provide live sound
equipment and personnel and security free of charge for
approved student group events, such as Reel Loud, Chilla Vista,
and Earth Day, to name a few.
We are asking you to continue to support student programming
and live music on UCSB's campus by voting YES to reaffirm our
Associated Students Program Board
UC Santa Barbara
|UC Student Association: Do you support continued funding of $3.28* (of which $0.73 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.16* (of which $0.73 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for UC Student Association?**|
|UCSA is a youth-led coalition of UC students and student governments aimed at increasing the accessibility, affordability, and quality of the UC system through advocacy and direct action organization. UCSA has won many victories for students, including creating a student voting position on the Board of Regents and winning fee freezes or rollbacks in 8 of the last 15 years. UCSA this year played an integral role in this year's voter registration drive leading up to the presidential election that got 11,190 students registered to vote, making UCSB the number one voter registration university in the nation. The money paid into UCSA goes towards student conferences, voter registration drives, and advocacy campaigns on our campus. |
|Student Commission on Racial Equality (SCORE): Do you support continued funding of $0.62* (of which $.09 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.53* (of which $0.09 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for SCORE?**|
|The A.S. Commission on Racial Equality [S.C.O.R.E.] was established in 1987 and since its existence has worked to educate and act on behalf of all UCSB students towards the goal of racial equality. S.C.O.R.E. is made up of an amazing group of students who are dedicated to advocating for the rights and issues of students of color and underrepresented communities at UC Santa Barbara and the broader system of higher education. |
This year S.C.O.R.E. is on the AS ballot for a lock in fee of .59 cents per quarter/per student. By voting YES for this mere .59 cents fee, the entire campus community can benefit from the variety of programs that S.C.O.R.E. offers.
For those of you who may not be aware of the great services that S.C.O.R.E. provides, let me tell you about some of the great work S.C.O.R.E. does!
Through education and direct action, S.C.O.R.E. strives to promote diversity, equality, cultural understanding, and community empowerment. One of the many annual events that S.C.O.R.E. puts on is called Facing Race. Facing Race is an annual conference at UC Santa Barbara that seeks to confront some of the most critical issues facing people of color and other underrepresented communities today. This year, the theme was “Against the Gun: Deconstructing Narratives of Violence in Communities of Color”. This conference, like all of S.C.O.R.E.’s programs, is free and open to all students, allies, staff, faculty, and community members.
Putting on quarterly workshops, lectures, keynote speakers, art events, and other special programming S.C.O.R.E. works to educate and empower all UCSB students to create social change. Aside from advocacy and education, S.C.O.R.E. strives to provide support to a wide variety of student group events through funding.
Thanks to S.C.O.R.E., students have the opportunity to become educated on a variety of important issues that normally would not be attainable at the university. If you value diversity and believe that fighting for racial equality benefits the entire UCSB community, I encourage all of you to VOTE YES on the S.C.O.R.E. lock-in fee and support their efforts!
The Student Commission On Racial Equality seeks to expand its collective ability to advocate on behalf of social justice issues as they pertain to and affect students of color throughout the state of California. As we expand our advocacy and campaigning, we see the need for additional funds for staff members within AS. We would like to either increase the focus and pay of existing staff members or hire a staff to work specifically for S.C.O.R.E. on local, statewide and national social justice campaigns.
Additionally, S.C.O.R.E. is a vehicle by which students at UCSB can attend statewide conferences throughout the year. These include the Student of Color Conference, the UCSA Lobby Conference in Sacramento, the USSA Legislative Conference in Washington DC and many more.
S.C.O.R.E. also allocates money to student organizations for their respective programming and advocacy. Increased funding for S.C.O.R.E. will translate into increased funding for student orgs throughout campus.
Furthermore, S.C.O.R.E. can and will continue to assist endangered student outreach and retention programs; particularly those that impact low income and under-represented student communities. To this end, we aim to establish an outreach and retention component through our office. Please continue to support A.S.S.C.O.R.E.
To Whom it may Concern:
I advocate for the Student Commission on Racial Equality to be reaffirmed on what students know to be the self-evident positive effects it has on our university's campus climate. S .C.O.R.E. is instrumental to the implementation of diversity on the UCSB campus. There is diversity on campus in ideology,and some racial sense but there is hardly promotion and support for different marginalized races,cultural groups and identities from the University without the presence student initiated coalitions such as S.C.O.R.E.. I personally reciprocate support for S.C.O.R.E. because it has always been an entity that is able to educate,welcome and provide for myself as well as the Black community and many others. True promotion of diversity is practical through the sustained presence of S.C.O.R.E. and organizations that follow it’s model.
University of California Santa Barbara
Co-Chair | Black Student Union
Resident Coordinator | Santa Ynez
Social Chair | Caribbean Student Collective
|Bike Shop: Do you support continued funding of $6.62* (of which $1.47 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $6.37* (of which $1.47 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Bike Shop?**|
|The A.S. Bike Committee is a student-run organization dedicated to maintaining and improving UCSB’s unique bicycle system. Funded by a quarterly lock-in fee, we initiate and oversee the construction of new bike paths, bike parking, and upgrades to existing bike structures. Our goal is to enhance the UCSB bicycling experience by addressing the concerns of the campus community. Here is a short list of what the A.S. Bike Committee has done for UCSB:|
Constructed the new Kerr Hall bike parking lot
Repaved Ocean Road and the path from SAASB to Chem
Removed the tree root on the west side of SAASB
Installed Dero Air Kit bike pumps throughout campus so students can fill their tires on the go
Installed Peak Rack bike racks all over campus for better parking efficiency
Held silent bike auctions so students can buy used bikes for a very small price
Held several “Bike Gripe” events to get feedback from students about the work that needs to be done on campus
Held tabling events to educate students about bike safety
|Community Affairs Board (CAB): Do you support continued funding $2.76* (of which $0.40 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.38* (of which $0.40 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for CAB?**|
|CAB, also known as the Community Affairs Board, is a great organization! It’s all about volunteering o support great causes. One of the reasons that makes CAB so great is that it is not simply narrowed down to one type of volunteering opportunity. Instead, CAB is special since it offers students with numerous different types of volunteering options, ranging from volunteering with animals to senior citizens to children and many more. CAB meetings consists of leader board members describing the different volunteering opportunities however students are also able to sign up for CAREMail, CAB’s weekly e-mail, which has the same information on it for those who are not able to make it in person. CAB is a great resource for students and will enable students to follow their passion of volunteering while having fun at the same time!|
I have been involved with CAB since my first year and I absolutely believe in every aspect of the organization. Everyone involved recognizes how important volunteering is in our society and is passionate about involving our campus in the joys and benefits of community service. CAB's inclusive environment welcomes all participation and appreciates every individual contribution. It is a magical BCC and shall continue to make a positive impact within UCSB for many years to come.
CAB is a club on campus that is all about volunteering. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join. We volunteer with senior citizens, animals, the youth and much more. There are many volunteer opportunities available around Santa Barbara and CAB wants to make it easy for students to get involved in our local community. There is also an opportunity for students to volunteer outside of the Santa Barbara County through Alternative Breaks. Alternative Breaks has taken students to volunteer in places such as New Orleans and New Jersey and the great part about this is it is all expense paid.
CAB also funds other clubs and organizations that serve to better the community. CAB has helped fund past events such as Laughology, Vagina Monologues, Holi, and more. CAB is here to serve the community and bring people together. It is a wonderful club and people can choose to attend the volunteer events that best fit them. CAB is a great opportunity to meet new people and get more involved within the community.
CAB provides volunteer opportunities and information that benefit the UCSB, IV, Goleta, and SB community, connecting students to each other ad well as helping animals, senior citizens, homeless, youth, environment, and more. CAB would not be successful in its many activities if it did not have the amazing support from thousands of UCSB students. Over a thousand students are signed up for Caremail, an email sent out once a week listing all of the weekly CAB events, supported volunteer opportunities, internships, and other resources that are geared to the students. CAB funds many events put on campus that benefit our lovely UCSB community and beyond. Please support CAB by voting yes!
- Stacy Gee
As a student who transitioned from a high school of 400 students to a university with 18,000 undergrad students, I felt like just another student, and I had no idea where to begin to get involved. One organization that stood out to me early on was Community Affairs Board (CAB). They were at every recruitment fair, and I constantly saw them tabling. As a current member of CAB’s Leader Board, the extent to which CAB reaches out to students is incomparable. We are the largest volunteer organization both on campus and west of the Mississippi. Not only does our strength lie in numbers, but our weekly events and large-scale quarterly events give students the opportunity to get involved and give to the community. Members of our organization are able to give to communities while also growing as leaders through volunteering. Although CAB primarily reaches out to the UCSB campus, we inform students of volunteer opportunities that benefit the greater Santa Barbara community in addition to opportunities both national and worldwide. CAB is consistent with its offered opportunities and events, and we, as a leader board, constantly seek out ways to improve, innovate, and get students more involved both with CAB or with other organizations they may be interested in. While CAB gives to large communities, it also aids students on an individual level, ensuring that we feel like more than just a number.
CAB is an awesome club to be a part of. Everyone involved is very passionate about helping and volunteering in our community and we do it with a smile. When I first joined everyone was very friendly and excited to see a new face get involved. Each week CAB offers so many opportunities for people of all interests to join. Being an environmental studies major I was really excited to learn about Adopt-A-Block and felt like I was doing my part to help clean up our community and after as added bonus we got free food provided by CAB. The Community Affairs Board is great to get involve in if you want to make friends and volunteer in a relaxed environment.
The Community Affairs Board truly is a community. Together, we make pancakes for the strong spirited houseless population through Breakfast Club, color, imagine and play our hearts out with elementary school kids during Jueguemos and Parents Night Out, share stories by reading as a part of the Family Literacy Project, happily pick up after last night’s party in IV at Adopt-a-Block, care for the innocent and adorable puppies we always wanted at DAWG Animal Shelter, and willingly spend time with and take advice from the elderly at Friendship Manor. Each volunteering opportunity is a reward in itself, but volunteering with a family of good-natured, supportive, and inspirational students who all share the same interest of helping others is what makes CAB amazing. With so many options, there’s a place for everyone. No one is left behind and in fact everyone is encouraged to join our mission to broaden educational experiences, encourage career exploration and promote public service. I love CAB. It sounds extremely cheesy, but nothing warms my heart like CAB does, and I know I'm not the only one.
CAB is the largest student-run volunteer organization west of the Mississippi. Students volunteer with children, animals, senior citizens, the environment, the houseless, and just about anything else you can think of. CAB brings significant changes and improvements to the UCSB, Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara communities, even reaching out to volunteer in other parts of the United States several times per year. CAB makes a difference not only in others’ lives, but in the lives of student volunteers as well. Anyone who has gotten involved with CAB knows what a warm, welcoming environment it creates. CAB also funds other student organizations that benefit the community. CAB is an important and invaluable part of UCSB.
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Within CAB, my co-coordinator and I run a Family Literacy Program that provides free tutoring and educational help to the children in Isla Vista. Over the past couple years our program has flourished and our community and the children within it are better for it. Our program is just one of many that CAB provides and endorses; programs that wouldn't exist without your support. We sincerely appreciate your past assistance and thank you for your current consideration.
CAB provides a wide variety of opportunities to the entire student body They create a space to volunteer in any aspect of community service that you prefer, they are open to accepting and supporting new ideas for volunteering, they provide funding to student organizations, and provide a friendly and inviting atmosphere on campus! I have never felt uncomfortable or unwelcome in any CAB setting and am always greeted with smiles. CAB extends its resources to the student body as well as the Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara area, creating a connection within our entire community!
Community Affairs Board is the hub for all things volunteer on campus. We provide a volunteer opportunity every day of the week through our organizationa and maintain a database of volunteer opportunitiesavailable through campus organizations and throughout the Santa Barbara community as a whole. Our volunteer opportunities cover a wide range of interests including working with the homeless, the elderly, low-income families, transition homes, children with cancer, animals, the environment, and awareness of our community's needs.
This past year we were able to provide the homeless in Santa Barbara breakfast and dinner once a week, help with Hurricane Irene relief in New York City, and partner UCSB students with school children in need of free tutoring and mentorship twice a week.
With student support, we are able to plan and participate in these and so many more events to make the community a better place. Vote Yes on Community Affairs Board reaffirmation to continue these services!
|Recycling Program: Do you support continued funding of $1.84* (of which $0.27 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $1.59* (of which $0.27 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Recycling Program?**|
|The Associated Students Recycling Program has been driving UCSB’s recycling and waste reduction efforts for almost 20 years. Today, our program helps the campus, student body, and environment in a variety of important ways: |
1. We collect recyclable materials from over 100 outdoor bins or bin sets all over campus as well as several departments. We are the only department on campus that is able to service these locations.
2. We pick up electronic waste from 45 locations on campus and ship it to processors located exclusively in the United States, NEVER overseas.
3. We collect compostable waste from seven dropoff bins on campus. We were the main initial partner in the Compost Pilot Project, which has since expanded to include all of UCen dining, and worked closely with the UCen to encourage the use of all-compostable products across campus.
4. We partner with the AS Department of Public Worms to run the vermicompost and Family Student Housing composting programs.
5. We conduct educational workshops and act as an information resource on recycling and waste reduction for the campus and community.
The AS Recycling Lock-In Fee pays for student and professional staff salaries, supplies and equipment. Without the support of the student body, our program could not exist. Please vote to continue funding the AS Recycling program so we can keep helping UCSB reduce its waste and hold our position as one of the best recyclers and composters in the UC system!
|Bicycle Path Maintenance Fee: Do you support continued funding of $1.84* (of which $0.27 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $1.59* (of which $0.27 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Bicycle Path Maintenance Fee?**|
|Isla Vista Community Improvement Fund (IVCRC): Do you support continued funding of $2.97* (of which $0.37 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.47* (of which $0.37 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for (IVCRC) Isla Vista Community Improvement Fund?**|
|Support for the Isla Vista Community Improvement Fund will continue to do the following:|
Survey the needs in the IV Community
Plan events and orchestrate tabling promoting IV culture
Promote positive aspects of Isla vista & aid in beautification projects
Fund groups who wish to make a positive impact in Isla Vista and provide services to IV residents
Provide programs/projects and events for undergraduate students and Isla Vista Community including Pardall Carnival and Chilla Vista
Support IV Youth Projects
Organize and facilitate a campaign to introduce IV Community members (students/families) to their community: (via door hangers, events at a park/fair)
Plan service projects with IV Elementary children and undergraduates.
Support Park Clean up day
Provide a Calendar of Events
Publish IV Safety tips
Organize a service project for the IVCRC Committee and open to all students involving the non-projects in the IV Community (Friendship Manor, Teen Center, IV Youth Projects)
Develop and execute a survey for needs in the IV Community and an issue/concern on a quarterly basis.
"With a high population of UCSB students living off campus, the maintenance of good relationships and resources in Isla Vista is essential. The Isla Vista Community Improvement Fund provides critical funding for projects and organizations that benefit not only UCSB students but also the Isla Vista community as a whole. The funds from this lock-in fee are used to support for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities for Isla Vista Youth Projects and Isla Vista Elementary, to provide work opportunities for undergraduate students through IVYP and IV Elementary, to publish and distribute information regarding Isla Vista businesses and resources, to fund groups and events off-campus such as Laughology and Kinotek movie screenings, to support quarterly projects such as Native Talent, and to plan quarterly events such as Pardall Carnival and Chilla Vista."
Outreach Coordinator | IVCRC
University of California, Santa Barbara
Majors: Political Science, Sociology
Minor: Labor Studies
|Childcare Grant: Do you support continued funding of $0.61* (of which $0.09 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.53* (of which $0.09 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Childcare Grant?**|
|Environmental Affairs Board: Do you support continued funding of $0.61* (of which $0.09 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.53* (of which $0.09 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Environmental Affairs Board?**|
|The Environmental Affairs Board provides students with the opportunity to protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment and community around UCSB. This is accomplished through education, sustainability related events, campaigns and projects. EAB hosts weekly events like hikes and quartlery events such as Green Chef. EAB also plans the yearly Isla Vista Earth Day festival. Notable campaigns this year are fossil fuel divestment and clean energy policy at UCSB. EAB supports many campus based projects focused on environmental protection such as Day Without a Bottle and the Compost Pilot Project of last year.|
EAB provides a place for outdoor lovers, environmentalists, activists, animal lovers, and people who love good food to come together with common goals in a warm and welcoming place. EAB provides support for ideas and programs to change our campus and our community in positive ways, as well as create opportunities to be involved in programs that change our community! They also put on Isla Vista Earth Day and Earth Week to spread environmental awareness and to bring the IV community together!
|Isla Vista Tenants Union: Do you support continued funding of $2.47* (of which $0.37 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.14* (of which $0.37 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Isla Vista Tenants Union?**|
|The Isla Vista Tenants Union has helped so many people over the years. I never knew how important the union is until I joined not too long ago. We help people with housing issues as common as roommate or landlord disagreements to uncommon and highly threatening issues as the recent evictions. The impact we have on the people living in IV is incredible, and to see how much good we have done makes the job worthwhile. The lock-in fee allows us to continue with our publicity, so others can know of us and get the help they need (if needed) ,and allows us to do the projects and events that help to educate and advocate to not only students, but everyone living in Isla Vista.|
|AS Legal Resource Center: Do you support continued funding of 1.94* (of which $0.11 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $1.44* (of which $0.11 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for AS Legal Resource Center?**|
|Women's Commission: Do you support continued funding $0.49* (of which $0.07 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.49* (of which $0.07 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Women's Commission?**|
|2013 Womyn’s Commission Reaffirmation|
PRO’s and CON’s
The UCSB A.S. Womyn’s Commission is an educator and an advocate for womyn’s rights, with a commitment to representing and improving the status of womyn on campus and in the community. We work hard to become a diverse group of members reflecting the different voices of the campus and community.
The A.S. Womyn’s Commission must constantly redefine itself if it is going to actively try to recognize how womyn’s issues function within the intersections of race, class, age, sexual orientation, religion, culture and physical ability. Recognizing this means that we acknowledge that one group can never represent the voices of all womyn across these intersections. Therefore, we must look beyond Womyn’s Commission and into the campus and community. It is a shame for spaces like these
to constantly be in jeopardy, up for voting, when it is a space the functions for all self-identified womyn individuals and allies to provide financial and, social and safe support.
Womyn’s Commission is one of the few women’s organization and spaces accessible to students on this campus. Without this reaffirmation, many student organizations (OSL groups, Sororities & Fraternities) will be denied access to additional funds that the Womyn’s Commission allocates for the programs and events of many of those groups. The only con of Womyn’s Commission is the $0.47 cents that each student will be charged. Aside that, Womyn’s Commission is a group that advocates equality and the inclusion of womyn in this university.
|Take Back the Night: Do you support continued funding of $0.49* (of which $0.07 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.49* (of which $0.07 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Take Back the Night?**|
|A.S. Take Back the Night is asking you to support reaffirming our lock-in of 40 cents! With this money, we are able to help make a positive change in our community by fighting against all forms of sexual violence. As a student-run, student-initiated committee, A.S. Take Back the Night helps to ensure that survivors of sexual violence have access to a safe and comfortable forum on and off campus. Each year we create an annual Halloween campaign, we bring powerful performers and speakers, we initiate several outreach and educational events for all community members, and implement on our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign in April. A.S. Take Back the Night also provides local, state, and federal legislative advocacy and activism for the prevention and elimination of sexual violence. Your reaffirmation vote will allow us to continue to advocate and raise awareness about sexual violence. For these reasons, please vote yes to reaffirm the AS Take Back the Night lock-in!|
|University Center: Do you support continued funding of $8.80* (of which $2.20 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $8.80* (of which $2.20 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for University Center?**|
|In fall quarter, 2006, students voted to implement a $6.00 per quarter fee to support the University Center. This funding was part of the Students Initiative Fee and was sponsored by the University Center Governance Board (a student majority board that sets policy for the UCen). The fee was reaffirmed in 2009 and again in 2011.|
We’re asking you to once again support the UCen by voting Yes to reaffirm the fee. Why vote Yes?
• Your support will continue to fund the types of programs and activities held in The Hub over the past two years including concerts, dj’s, comedy, and fundraisers for student organizations. Over 100 events have been held in the past two years. Concerts co-sponsored with the AS Program Board included Mac Miller, Currensy, Schoolboy Q, Ellie Goulding, A-Trak, and Sbtrkt and the Battle of the Bands. The UCen has partnered with many Student Orgs including Hermanos Unidos, Hermanas Unidas, Queer Student Union, RHA, Alpha Phi Alpha, India Association to bring you events such as Shout It Out Bingo, Salsa Lessons, YeeHaw Country Night, Comedy Night, Talent Shows, and Singer/Songwriter.
• The UCen is one of the largest employers of students on campus. Your support of this fee initially allowed the UCen to raise student salaries and today continues to fund the salaries of students.
Please vote Yes to reaffirm the University Center Fee
University Center Governance Board
A Student Majority Board
|Child Care Center Fee: Do you support continued funding of $6.67* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $5.57* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Child Care Center Fee?**|
|Since 1988 UCSB students have been strong supporters of the Campus Children’s Centers, demonstrating commitment to ‘UCSB’s youngest students’ by affirming the ‘Child Care Center’ fee. |
With your help we:
√ Keep students in school- The fees subsidize child care tuition for UCSB student parents. Student parents often face serious financial hardship as they struggle to meet academic obligations and care for their family. Without these funds, many student parents would be unable to fulfill their goals for higher education.
√ Employ 100+ UCSB students quarterly as teaching assistants; supported by our Peer Mentor program- Student mentors, who are provided additional opportunities for professional development, give support to their peers enhancing the experience for them and the children!
√ Provide care for 211 children daily, 3 months to 5 years old- Typically 45% of our parents are UCSB undergraduate and graduate students, 50% staff/faculty. We are proud of our program but it’s simply not possible without UCSB student support.
√ “Walk the talk” of the UC mission “Providing opportunity to worthy students regardless of socioeconomic background and income level” by offering critical child care services and employment opportunities to hundreds of students each year.
Why else support child care? Simple math: the benefit to cost ratio for society has been computed as high as $16 in taxpayer savings for every $1 spent on early education. Those are numbers we can all relate to! (Schweinhart. 2005)
Please vote YES to reaffirm the Children’s Center Support Fees.
As a UCSB student and a Peer Mentor at the Children’s Center I personally experience the benefits of Children’s Center Support Fees. These fees support the Peer Mentor program at the Children’s Center. This program rewards UCSB student teaching assistants and helps with their leadership development. Additionally, the Children’s Center pays over 100 UCSB student employees each quarter with these fees. These student employees receive guidance and resources from the Peer Mentor program. Support from the Peer Mentor program helps build the leadership and professional skills of UCSB students. The fees are also used to help fund child care tuition for the children of UCSB students; who amount to around 45% of the children cared for at the Children’s Center. Many of these parents would be unable to both pursue their education and raise a family without the help of these fees. Whether they are student parents or teacher assistants at the Children’s Center, these fees go right back to directly benefit UCSB students.
My name is Ericka; I am a recently singled mother of two amazing children, ages 7 and 4. We have been blessed with the opportunity to attend UCSB Children’s Center by way of financial assistance over the past few years. Two years ago I fell and broke my shoulder; this ended my near ten year career instantly. I decided that the only way I was going to survive in this world was to dedicate myself to academics and earn a new career. I had already gone back to college, but this life event really pushed me into a new world. But how could I dedicate myself to a full-time academic plan with two children and living off of a student financial aid package designed for a single individual? I can barely afford to pay rent on the financial aid I do receive. My message and testimony to you is that, I am a capable woman, I am strong and willing to work, yet the way the world has changed, the expense for basic care of everyone in my family, is overwhelming and at times impossible. My choices are to better myself and therefore my children and community, not to use the system to float through life. I, and my children, thank those responsible for their understanding of my financial needs and of the generosity shown to us in providing tuition assistance at OFCC. Please vote yes to reaffirm the Child Care Center support fees. It truly helps change lives.
|Student Health: Do you support continued funding of $25.20* (of which $3.30 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $21.20* (of which $3.30 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Student Health?**|
|Thanks to unwavering student support, Student Health continues to be a robust medical facility staffed with an experienced team of doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, dietitians, pharmacists, lab and x-ray technicians, optometrists and dentists whose only job is to address the health needs of UCSB students. Last academic year our appointment logs and urgent care center recorded a combined total of over 76,000 visits. We recently expanded appointment hours to 7:00pm on Thursdays, added an additional psychiatrist and a second Advice Nurse to our staff. We are a modern facility with up-to-date equipment such as electronic medical records and digital x-rays. When you come to Student Health you can be assured that the highest standard of medicine is practiced since we are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare. We focus on preventive, holistic medicine and supporting your success at UCSB. Please vote yes on reaffirmation so Student Health can continue to be available for your health needs.|
|Disabled Student Services: Do you support continued funding of $4.31* (of which $0.64 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.73* (of which $0.64 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Disabled Student Services?**|
|This is a statement in support of the reaffirmation of the Lock-In Fee for the Disabled Students Program (DSP) for 2013. |
The Disabled Students Program (DSP) receives a lock–in fee of $3.50 from Associated Students. This fee is used to provide academic accommodations for approximately 900 students living with permanent and temporary disabilities. These support services includes note takers, exam accommodations, reading services, priority registration. Since 2006-07, the number of students receiving services has increased an average of 10% per year. Re-affirming this fee will help DSP provide a level playing field for students with disabilities in the academic setting, and provides support to for students with disabilities to complete their education at UCSB.
|Intramural Sports: Do you support continued funding of $6.17* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $5.34* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Intramural Sports?**|
|MultiCultural Center: Do you support continued funding of $4.42* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.17* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for MultiCultural Center?**|
The UCSB MultiCultural Center was established BY students and FOR students to provide a hospitable and safe space for their use, facilitate the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups, advocate for diverse populations, and to fight all forms of discrimination and oppression. The Center presents around 100 educational and consciousness raising programs that utilize the mediums of lectures, films and videos, panel discussions, readings, art exhibits, music, dance, and dramatic performances that promote changes of attitudes and behaviors among the campus community. Events are mostly free and open to everyone. In addition, all of its facilities, including the theater, lounge, meeting rooms, and kitchen are available to student organizations on campus. Therefore, students are provided with a space to hold meetings, present their programs, and prepare food for receptions and sales free of charge. The MCC space embodies the validation and inclusion of diverse populations at UCSB.
The reaffirmation of the MultiCultural Center’s annual allocation of $3.50 per ASUCSB membership per quarter does not cause an increase in student fees. The reaffirmation of this fee will only continue to support the MCC’s offering of 1) free educational programming, 2) free rental and A/V technical support to all UCSB student groups for their events, 3) funding for events presented by student groups, 4) jobs for students, 5) meeting space, 6) a place to study, 7) long operating hours and much more! With your vote and support, the MultiCultural Center will continue with these traditions.
“As a student, a woman, and as a person of color, the MCC is my home. It has always provided a beautiful space for my organization, Chi Delta Theta, to hold our events FOR FREE!”
"The MCC is my home away from home that has opened several doors for learning and experiencing new cultures and people. It is a safe space that is needed here at UCSB."
“For me, the MCC is a place where I can thrive and celebrate my identity. I proudly support the MCC!”
|Office of Student Life: Do you support continued funding of $2.20* (of which $0.55 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.20* (of which $0.55 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Office of Student Life?**|
|The Office of Student Life is the department that administers Campus Organizations (more than 400!), Leadership Development, and Fraternities & Sororities, as well as several student life-related initiatives. This lock-in fee directly funds First-Year Programs, Leadership Development Programs, security costs for After Dark alternative social programming, and the salary package of one career staff member in the Office of Student Life. As described in 2006, the funds from this lock-in have been allocated intentionally to yield the highest benefit to students. By incorporating assessment and improvement into the day-today administration of our programs, we are able to provide services to the campus community that meet the changing needs of the student body. The services include:|
• Academic, personal and social support for students transitioning to the campus community as new frosh, transfer and graduate students-plus ongoing support for ALL class levels
• Academic courses including the University Success Courses (ED 20 for frosh & ED 118 for transfers) and Intro to Leadership Development (ED 173)
• Redesigned major leadership development events (including annual retreat (fall), quarterly workshops, and Leadership & Activities awards (spring))
• Free training and assessment in The Leadership Challenge Workshop by a trained facilitator (offered in the business world for more than 20 years—now offered free to all UCSB students; public workshops off campus cost more than $1,000)
• Individualized support, training and consultation for individuals and organizations with regard to the college transition and/or leadership development
• Funding for the security costs of several student-initiated alternative social programs
• Dedicated staff members who always ask, how can we serve ALL STUDENTS better?
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you.
|Arts and Lectures: Do you support the continued funding of $2.93* (of which $0.73 is for Return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and 2.93* (of which $0.73 is for Return to Aid) for summer quarter for Arts and Lecture?**|
|UCSB Arts & Lectures has been an invaluable resource for enriching the cultural lives of UCSB students for over 50 years. In addition to bringing popular events to campus like Jon Stewart, Jack Johnson and Eddie Izzard, Arts & Lectures also brings world-class artists into the classroom through workshops, meet-and-greets and lecture/demonstrations so that UCSB students can learn firsthand from professionals in the field. Your continued support of the program allows Arts & Lectures to continue to provide students with a variety of free events, student employment opportunities, and access to world-renowned artists and educational opportunities that make our campus so unique.|
Most significantly, student fee support guarantees that student ticket prices (which are typically only available to UCSB students) remain affordable and accessible. Other UC campuses give students a percentage off of the general public ticket price; Arts & Lectures’ average student ticket prices for the 2012-13 season is $13.60, which is a considerable discount (in some cases, up to 80% off of the top tier general ticket price). For example, at the Jon Stewart presentation at the UCSB Events Center, the general public paid up to $250 per ticket while UCSB students paid only $35. Your continued fee support allows Arts & Lectures to continue to serve the UCSB student community with significantly discounted ticket prices at rates much lower than our sister campuses.
On behalf of Arts & Lectures, we want to thank UCSB students for their past and continued support of our program.”
Arts & Lectures allows us to first handedly experience world renowned artists and performers on a college sized budget. The program Arts & Lectures provides enriches our college experience by expanding the academic and social aspects of UCSB. Not only do we get to enjoy the Grammy-winning repertoire of Yo-Yo Ma through the Arts & Lectures program but we also get to hear from influential academics like Neil deGrasse Tyson and have a few laughs with comedians such as Eddie Izzard. Through student support Arts & Lectures is able to keep student prices within our budgets so we and our peers can attend these awe-inspiring events. Without Arts & Lectures we may never had been able to enjoy these diverse and incredible performances in our life.”
-Members of Arts & Lectures Student Insiders
|Rec Sports: Do you support continued funding of $16.13* (of which $4.03 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $16.13* (of which $4.03 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Rec Sports?**|
|Event Center: Do you support continued funding of $4.40* (of which $1.10 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.40* (of which $1.10 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for Event Center?**|
|The Events Center (a.k.a., The Thunderdome) received a $3.00 per quarter fee in fall quarter, 2006, as part of the Students’ Initiative Fee. The fee was reaffirmed in 2009 and 2011. The Events Center Governance Board, a student majority board, sponsored those requests and continues to approve all funding choices utilizing student fee money.|
Please join us again in supporting the Events Center by voting Yes to reaffirm the fee. We have accomplished a great deal with the past fee support, but there is still much to do. Last year we were able to repaint the exterior of the Thunderdome and install energy efficient fluorescent lighting over all of the playing courts. We still have many projects that require additional funds:
• Replace Wooden Bleachers • Replace Main Playing Floor • Expand and Modernize Restrooms • Replace Scoreboards with State-of-the-Art Video Boards
The Events Center is an historical facility, the largest indoor venue available on the central coast to host athletic events and concerts. However, it’s a 1979 building that needs ongoing repair and improvement. Help us restore the Thunderdome to its former glory.
Please vote Yes to reaffirm the Events Center fee.
Events Center Governance Board
A Student Majority Board
|CLAS: Do you support continued funding of $8.80* (of which $2.20 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $8.80* (of which $2.20 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for CLAS?**|
|Help Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) maintain tutorial groups, drop-in centers, evening hours of operation, academic and study skills workshops, and exam review sessions for the 9,000 students who use our services each year. |
Without your continued support, CLAS, as you know it, will face looming reductions in all services, hours of operation, student employment, and staff availability. Potential budget cuts might further threaten our ability to maintain our level of services. Your support during the election is critical to your academic support services.
CLAS sees approximately 50% of UCSB’s undergraduate students and is a viable part of students’ academic plans. For a program that is optional, CLAS is in high demand across the disciplines year round. Over 200,000 student contact hours are logged each year. We would like to continue to serve students in this capacity. CLAS is asking for your reaffirmation support to keep a level of services available to meet student demand.
Help keep the CLAS academic services you know and love by voting for the CLAS reaffirmation. Your “Yes” vote will ensure that CLAS maintains its open door policy and that all students will continue to have equal access to vital academic tutoring and instructional services.
Reaffirm your love!
Vote “YES” for CLAS.
|Coastal Fund (formerly known as Shoreline Preservation Fund): Do you support continued funding of $6.67* (of which $0.92 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.67* (of which $0.92 us for return to aid) for summer quarter for Coastal Fund?**|
|Daily Nexus: Do you support continued funding of a $3.85 (of which $0.75 is for return to aid) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $1.00 (of which $0.75 is for return to aid) for summer quarter for the Daily Nexus?|
|The Daily Nexus – and its predecessors – has provided the UCSB community with news, opinion and entertainment since the 1930s. An independent publication that receives no funding from the university, the Daily Nexus offers UCSB students an outlet to express their opinions and the opportunity to participate in a 100% student-run editorial process. Content in both the print and online editions of the paper is produced primarily by UCSB students and distributed throughout campus and the surrounding community. Your campus newspaper asks that you continue to support it by voting in favor of its reaffirmation. Your vote ensures that the paper and web edition will be available every morning for you and generations of students to come.|
|Undergraduate Night & Weekend Parking Fee: Do you support the continued funding of $3.33 (of which $0.33 is for the Associated Students recharge fee) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.33 (of which $0.33 is for the Associated Students recharge fee) for summer quarter for undergraduate night and weekend parking?|
|AS Community Financial Fund: Do you support the continued funding of $3.00 fee per undergraduate for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters to support the UCSB Community Financial Fund ($2.10 is for the UCSB Community Financial Fund, $0.75 is for Return to Aid, an administrative assessment of $0.13 will be charged to all non-capital expenditures and $0.02 is for the Associated Students recharge fee)?|
|The Community Financial Fund has distributed 293 grants in amounts of $100-$400 in the past two fiscal years to students. In addition to the grant program, the main goal of the Community Financial Fund is to promote financial literacy on campus. The committee has done so by giving weekly financial literacy workshops and has begun to reach out to have special speakers come to share their areas of expertise. The main goal for the Financial Literacy workshop is to provide students with money management skills that pertain to college students. The workshops teach students how to create a budget and provide insight on financing college and the effects that it has on them now and in the future. Throughout the year there will be specialty workshops held to address specific issues that students face such as filling out the FASFA, filing taxes and investing money.|