Staff Mission and Values

AS Professional Staff Mission

We, the UCSB AS Professionals, empower, mentor, guide and support UCSB students to deepen and enhance civic engagement and social responsibility by:

  • Facilitating learning through student initiated projects and programs.
  • Ensuring student inclusion in shared governance of the university.
  • Initiating and facilitating collaboration within the UCSB community and beyond.
  • Safeguarding the continuity, financial stability and institutional memory of the AS organization for current and future students.
  • Respecting student agency to create their own path.

Our Values


  • Teamwork: being respectful, seeking common ground as we do our work, and being honest, trustworthy, and straightforward. Being cooperative without compromising our independence.
  • Professionalism: following accepted and ethical standards of our areas of expertise; doing our work fairly and with integrity; representing our recommendations to our stakeholders accurately, and with a sense of proportion; and completing our work thoroughly and timely so that it is available and relevant to inform stakeholders’ decisions.
  • Flexibility: thinking creatively, adopting new ways of addressing issues tailored to unique circumstances, and building on successful processes to make them better.
  • Accountability: taking responsibility for completing high quality work.


  • Activism
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Consensus
  • Creating a public sphere
  • Critical thinking
  • Diversity: respecting each other and amplifying the strengths that come from true respect for diversity
  • Education & Knowledge
  • Empowerment
  • Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Initiative
  • Mentoring
  • Objectivity
  • Open mindedness
  • Participation
  • Social change
  • Solidarity
  • Sustainability
  • Tenacity

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