A.S. Information Agency
The Associated Students Information Agency is a new committee here at UCSB, therefore students have a chance to shape and develop it the way they see fit to UCSB. As a Senate fellow, you will help the Senate by researching topics that are necessary for the Senate to conduct write legislation. Apart from this general mission of the committee, the A.S. Information Agency consists of four subcommittees: 1. Communications: Maintains correspondence with other colleges and universities and inquires on the various aspects of their student government 2. Records: Preserves files regarding Senate meetings, communication with other universities, and A.S. Information Agency minutes 3. Campus Issues: Concerns itself with student opinions regarding life at UCSB and in Isla Vista through surveys 4. Research and Planning: Studies possible revisions of the present A.S. UCSB to provide more effectiveness and plan projects related to the internal function of A.S.
Academic Affairs Board
The Academic Affairs Board's purpose is to improve the quality of undergraduate education at the University, by representing the students' needs. AAB provides services that help students find and define their educational goals, increases the communication among students, faculty, and administration, and acts as an advocate to address student needs.
Associated Students Community Affairs Office and local school districts work together to implement UCSB's response to the national America Reads America Counts challenge. America Reads America Counts (AR/AC) is funded through Federal Work Study.
Manage and watch over the various financial accounts in the Associated Students. The Controller shall have the power to impound funds and return them to the unallocated account from all student groups, as well as A.S. Boards and Committees, he/she deems dormant, provided protections for these funds do not otherwise exist.
AS Greek Liaisons
To work with the Greek Community in order to open lines of communication and to integrate resources for the purpose of creating a positive relationship between the Greek Community and the Associated Students.
AS Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs
The Office of the EVPLA serves as a liaison between the students of UCSB, the community of Isla Vista, and the broader Goleta and Santa Barbara area. The EVPLA is charged with representing the interests/needs of students and community members, and conveying such interests to pertinent local entities. These frequently include but are not limited to: IV Recreation & Parks District, County of Santa Barbara, the Office of Student Life, and UCSB Administration. The EVPLA also focuses on projects that address the interests/needs of the local community in terms of safety, infrastructure, social justice issues, sustainability, and tenant issues. DEADLINE IS MAY 13 FOR EXEC OFFICES
AS Office of the External Vice-President of Statewide Affairs
The External Vice-President of Statewide Affairs Office is the official representative body of all students to the Federal Government, State Government, UC Regents, System-wide administration, UC Student Association, and US Student Association. DEADLINE IS MAY 13 FOR EXEC OFFICES
AS Office of the Internal Vice President
The Internal Vice-President serves as the Presiding Officer of the Senate and as the representative of Associated Students in all internal affairs, in addition to advising and informing the President and the Senate on all campus matters. Members of this office will assist the IVP in the completion of their duties and advise the IVP on various matters. If you have any questions about the positions, please feel free to contact me at any time. (firstname.lastname@example.org) DEADLINE IS MAY 13 FOR EXEC OFFICES
AS Office of the President
The AS President acts as the official representative of the student body in all campus, system-wide, local, state, and federal matters. The office is here as a resource to accomplish the goals and address the concerns of YOU, the students. These positions will work on tangible projects and make great change on campus! Learn more here: http://www.as.ucsb.edu/files/downloads/2012/11/12-13_LegalCode.pdf DEADLINE IS MAY 13 FOR EXEC OFFICES
AS Office of the Student Advocate General
The Office of the Student Advocate (OSA) is an official service of UCSB's Associated Students. It assists students accused of violating the University Code of Student Conduct. Our staff is specially trained in all varieties of disciplinary matters, and can help you to reach an appropriate resolution to your problem. Our assistance is prompt, professional, confidential, and free. DEADLINE IS MAY 13 FOR EXEC OFFICES
AS Program Board
AS Program Board is a student-operated non-profit organization funded by lock-in fees which aims to coordinate fun and educational events for the UC Santa Barbara community. Appointed student board members gain hands-on experience in planning, booking, advertising, and running various events ranging from intimate open mics to 12,000 capacity festivals.
AS Resident Assistant Liaisons
To work to keep Resident Assistants informed on Associated Students and integrate resources for the purpose of creating a positive relationship between the Residential Life and the Associated Students.
The Attorney General shall act as the investigator and prosecutor in those cases which she/he brings to Judicial Council of violations against the A.S. Constitution and By-laws. She/he may also serve as an advisor to those who wish to bring a case themselves.
The A.S. Bike Committee serves as bicycle advocates for UCSB. This committee increases student, faculty, and administrative awareness of bicycle system issues as well as responds to student input regarding bicycle paths and bicycle parking at UCSB. A great place for people interested in transportation issues.
Business Services Committee
To act as a consulting body for the following Associated Students' Businesses and Services: A.S. Bike Shop, A.S. Cashiers, A.S. Community Financial Fund, A.S. Publications, A.S. Ticket Office, A.S. Legal Resource Center, and any new services which may be developed by the Sub-Committee. This committee will serve as a recommending body for the aforementioned groups to the Legislative Council and the A.S. Executive Director. The committee serves as a liaison between A.S. Business Managers, student employees and Legislative Council. The Committee mainly seeks proposals for other business enterprises or ventures and will serve as the recommending body to Legislative Council for all proposals for future A.S. business enterprises.
The Coastal Fund (CF) shall provide funds to preserve, protect, and enhance the terrestrial and marine habitats associated with the shoreline of the University of California, Santa Barbara through preservation, education, open access, research, and restoration.
Collegiate Senator for Letters & Sciences
The Collegiate Senator for Letters & Sciences shall meet with the Dean of their division at least twice per quarter and address issues that are affecting the student body academically within their division. Shall also sit on one of the following Academic Senate Committees: L&S Faculty Executive Committee, Education Faculty Executive Committee, Faculty Legislature, Undergraduate Council.
Commission on Disability Equality (CODE)
The Commission on Disability Equality (CODE) is dedicated to improving the status of students with temporary or permanent disabilities on campus and in the community. CODE shall outreach, network, and explore ways to increase retention and graduation rates, and promote social, educational, and academic programs regarding the disabled student community. CODE is committed to advocating for disabled students and educating the campus community on the importance of equal access by raising disability issues, interests, and awareness on a local, state, and national level.
Commission on Public Safety (COPS)
The C.O.P.S. will work to increase the level of safety throughout Isla Vista and the UCSB campus. The commission will focus on all safety issues concerning the student body as well as increasing student relations and communications with Isla Vista Foot Patrol, California Highway Patrol, UC Police Department, and the Office of Student Life in a positive manner. To help accomplish such improvement of relations and communications the commission shall organize projects and campaigns pertaining to public safety.
Commission on Student Well-Being (COSWB)
The Associated Students Commission on Student Well Being is committed to the general well being of UCSB undergraduates, with a particular emphasis on mental well being. Its purpose is to increase awareness, educate, advocate, and serve as a reference point for student social services. COSWB also creates programs that provide a positive and comfortable environment for everyone on campus.
Committee on Committees
The Committee on Committees is the AS BCC committed to outreaching and recruiting for the ENTIRE association. On top of recruiting, we also appoint/recommend all non-internally elected positions.
Committee on Honoraria
To oversee the allocation of all A.S. money towards honoraria, except for Legislative Council members honoraria. The Committee on Honoraria shall be responsible for reviewing all honoraria requests through examination of written requests as well as through discussions with chairpersons and members of committees affected. The Committee shall make a recommendation on its findings, and shall make all reporting available for Legislative Council review.
The official internal sources for AS to publicize their events and projects as well as the info source for all external media groups that are interested in the coverage of AS event and projects. Media Relations Committee is to act as the liaison between AS and all media, including but not limited to KCSB, the Daily Nexus, and the Santa Barbara News Press, for the purpose of dissemination of info
Community Affairs Board
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Constitution and By-Law Committee
Participate in reviewing proposed legislation and make recommendations as needed on constitutional, by-law, or policy changes.
Elections Committee coordinates ALL A.S. elections, which include spring general elections for A.S. Legislative Council (24 representatives) and A.S. Executive Officers (President, Vice-Presidents). From getting out the vote, to enforcing campaigning policies, elections committee does all the elections work. The Elections Committee is made up of student-members who work together in making elections as fair and unbiased as possible. Time commitment varies depending the quarter. Students intending to run for A.S. general elections CANNOT sit on elections committee.
Environmental Affairs Board
As a member of A.S. Environmental Affairs Board you can help to preserve and enhance the natural outdoors by working on environmentally friendly motivated projects.
Finance Board is the financial arm of the association. It is responsible for all budget allocations of AS monies and implementation. In addition, Finance Board will be responsible for approving all travel and entertainment of all AS entities unless otherwise noted. Senate, via the approval of Finance Board minutes, must approve all motions made by Finance Board.
Food Bank Committee
The AS Food Bank Committee govern and advises the operation of the AS Food Bank, helps to sustain the stock of the AS Food Bank, and provides additional programming and educational workshops to meet the mission of the AS Food Bank. In order to promote the comfort and moral support of students, the AS Food Bank will be accessible during regular school hours and will respect the confidentiality of its users.
Human Rights Board
The Human Rights Board of Associated Students serves as a forum centered on facilitating and amplifying the interaction of students groups - both within UCSB and our greater community. The Board recognizes their mission of inclusively by creating forum that encourages, advocates, and promotes respectful and honest communication regarding the education and awareness of basic human rights principles. This includes, but is not limited to age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, religion, race, size, sex, and sexuality. The main charge of the board is to promote open education and awareness through events, forums and educational campaigns. The driving force behind this initiative is twofold: ignorance is the primary root of human rights abuses, and when collaborating together we are capable of making a much stronger impact. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HUMAN RIGHTS BOARD PLEASE ATTEND THE MEETINGS! INTERNAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HAPPENING FOR CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR ON TUESDAY MAY 8th! ALL OTHER POSITIONS WILL BE THROUGH APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW! Thank you!
Investment Advisory Committee
To act as an advisory committee to the Legislative Council and the Associated Students for the investments of A.S. funds. The Legislative Council will make final policy decisions and the Executive Director will make operating decisions on all investments.
Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC)
Isla Vista Community Relations Committee is responsible for the education of the campus and student communities regarding issues within Santa Barbara County and Isla Vista that have an effect on students. Such issues may include but are not limited to: safety, police/community relations, landlord/tenant relations, emergency and other vehicle access in Isla Vista, parking, and County and University funding for programs and services in Isla Vista.
Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)
AS group concerned residents interested in providing services to UCSB students who are tenants in IV, along with other tenants in IV community. We aim to educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities, and to act as a resource when problems do arise.
The Associated Students Judicial Council provides students with a greater voice within the campus community. It is comprised of a chairperson, and four members-at-large. It operates very similar to the U.S. Supreme court and allows students to bring their concerns forward in a professional and open forum.
KCSB 91.9 FM
KCSB is a non-commercial, student-run, community radio station bringing alternative media to Santa Barbara. Come to one of our quarterly orientations and learn how to get your voice heard on the air! Create, produce and program your own original radio show focused on music, cultural arts, or public affairs or learn broadcast journalism hands-on by helping produce KCSB's Community News and Sports broadcasts. No experience is necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know to be on the radio and/or volunteer behind the scenes. Tune in to KCSB 91.9fm, streaming at www.kcsb.org or visit our studios directly beneath Storke Tower to learn more.
Legal Resource Center
The AS Legal Resource Center provides UCSB students with legal advising and education on any matters of concern to the UCSB undergraduates that are not prohibited by its contract. It shall be administered by a standing Committee, which will determine the structure and direction of this service.
A.S. Queer Commission holds an internal election process. Look over the application at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vPSP8xgoyVavI1nAT2A_dxgsoaUrOnM714LPGtDxxqU/edit?pli=1
The A.S. Queer Commission shall serve as an educational and advocacy forum for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) student's rights, with a commitment to representing and improving the status of LGBT students on campus and in the community. The A.S. Queer Commission is working toward becoming a diverse group of members that increases awareness, educates, elicits appreciation, offers insights, towards the LGBT community at UCSB and also the Tri-County areas. The Commission will also work together with other campus and community groups to overcome problems such as homophobia.
The A.S. Rally Committe is a student funded, student-run campus organization dedicated to supporting UCSB's athletic community. The Committee will work to increase Gaucho pride and foster an increased sense of community throughout the UC Santa Barbara student population.
Student Commission on Racial Equality (S.C.O.R.E.)
The A.S. Student Commission on Racial Equality is a body funded by the UCSB undergraduates concerned with providing a positive and comfortable learning environment for persons from diverse and underrepresented social backgrounds.
Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee
SIRRC is a collective effort of students catering to the needs of local and academic communities. We foster guidance and support for underrepresented communities in the pursuit of higher education. Also establishing the fundamental interaction needed to create a long-term recruitment and retention program within our UCSB community.
Associated Students Student Lobby is an organization that strives to unite activism, professionalism, and strategic action planning while implementing local, state-wide, and national campaigns. We initiate, develop, and implement campaigns that alter the relations of power that adversely affect students on the UCSB campus. Student Lobby strives to instigate change within our current political reality, focusing on protecting the rights of students and fighting against the declining accessibility and quality of higher education. To this end, Student Lobby will work on issues affecting all students especially those of under represented communities.
Take Back the Night
The charge of the Take Back the Night Committee is to raise awareness about issues surrounding sexual violence through activism, advocacy, and survivor empowerment. It aids survivors in finding and demonstrating their empowerment, provides a forum for survivors and allies alike to make their voices heard, and creates an environment in which survivors of sexual violence can begin to heal. Connect with us: https://www.facebook.com/tbtnsb
Technology Services Committee
The Technological Services Committee's (TSC) purpose is to promote the use of appropriate technology on the UCSB campus. TSC shall communicate and work with all entities on the UCSB campus the provide technological services to the students of UCSB to ensure that student technological needs are fulfilled.
The Bottom Line
The Bottom Line publication was created as an alternative space to outreach to UCSB students, staff and faculty through a medium of socially conscious coverage within the campus community.
The University of California Student Association (UCSA) is a coalition of UC students and student governments aimed at increasing the accessibility, affordability and quality of the UC system through advocacy and direct action organizing. The UCSA Congress is where this group chooses their main goal for the following school year. This year UCSA Congress is at UCSB and we need you to help us make this happen by organizing students and helping to ensure the Congress runs smoothly.
AS Webdev is tasked with the creation, maintenance, and monitoring of websites within Associated Students.
A.S. Womyn's Commission members are dedicated to the education and advocates for women's rights, with a commitment to representing and improving the status of women on campus and in the community. Events, such as the annual "Take Back the Night" and the publication Herstory, are key to the success of the goals of A.S. Womyn's Commission.
Zero Waste Committee
The Zero Waste Committee strives to eliminate waste by focusing on five primary objectives: To promote reduction, reuse and recycling of all materials used on the UCSB campus and the surrounding community To promote composting, the use of composted products including organic fertilizer, and to increase the ecological literacy on the UCSB campus and in the surrounding community To promote the buying of recycled and sustainable products on the UCSB campus and in the surrounding community To work closely with other environmental groups throughout the community in efforts to reduce the overall ecological footprint humans have on their local ecosystems To ensure UCSB and the surrounding community uphold all California State Mandated recycling laws The Zero Waste Committee also advises the A.S. Recycling Program so that it may continue to work with the campus and the local community in reaching the goals of the University Office of the President mandated goal of 75% diversion rate by 2012 and 100% diversion rate by 2020.
- A.S. Information Agency
- Academic Affairs Board
- America Reads
- AS Controllers
- AS Greek Liaisons
- AS Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs
- AS Office of the External Vice-President of Statewide Affairs
- AS Office of the Internal Vice President
- AS Office of the President
- AS Office of the Student Advocate General
- AS Parliamentarian
- AS Program Board
- AS Resident Assistant Liaisons
- Attorney General
- Bike Committee
- Business Services Committee
- Coastal Fund
- Collegiate Senator for Letters & Sciences
- Commission on Disability Equality (CODE)
- Commission on Public Safety (COPS)
- Commission on Student Well-Being (COSWB)
- Committee on Committees
- Committee on Honoraria
- Communications Committee
- Community Affairs Board
- Constitution and By-Law Committee
- Elections Committee
- Environmental Affairs Board
- Finance Board
- Food Bank Committee
- Human Rights Board
- Investment Advisory Committee
- Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC)
- Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)
- Judicial Council
- KCSB 91.9 FM
- Legal Resource Center
- Queer Commission
- Rally Committee
- Student Commission on Racial Equality (S.C.O.R.E.)
- Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee
- Student Lobby
- Take Back the Night
- Technology Services Committee
- The Bottom Line
- USCA Volunteers
- Web Development
- Womyn's Commission
- Zero Waste Committee