Here is a listing of AS units, services, government, and resources. Everything. If you find any errors, please let us know
Government in Red
Advocacy in Orange
Advocacy groups generate student support and fight for changes that not only impact all communities within Isla Vista and Santa Barbara County, but also issues that impact higher education and government institutions.
Enterprise in Green
Each and every one of these Enterprise Entities provides services to students or allows students to provide services to their local community. Enterprise entities offer students services in addition to creating a space where students skills are utilized to promote a better campus atmosphere for UCSB students and our Isla Vista community.
Media/Events in Blue
Associated Students offers many different avenues for students to express themselves as well as professional designers and artists available to create designs for students.
Philanthropy in Purple
Philanthropic entities raise money for organizations which work hard to better the UCSB community. These services are provided by student fees and also create jobs for students. Each and every one of these Enterprise Entities provides services to students or allows students to provide services to their local community.
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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 and trains 35 UCSB students to be tutors in elementary schools.
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The AS Bike Committee is a unique component of the Associated Students community. The ASBC is a place where passionate advocacy for bicycle safety and a clear voice for consideration of bicycles in campus planning have come together. The ASBC is an active bicycle system advocate, and works to increase student, staff, faculty, and administration awareness of and involvement with bicycle system issues in and around UCSB. We also fund bike improvements on campus, and participate in social and outreach events throughout the year with our $1.25 per student per quarter lock-in fee.
The Associated Student Bike Shop is a student-run and student funded non-profit service which has benefits all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of UCSB since 1974. All you need is your access card, your bike, your time, and an inclination to learn. We have everything needed to get your bike running safely and smoothly. Anything else you need, we offer at the lowest possible prices. The AS Bike Shop is located behind the HSSB adjacent to the aquatics center. The Bike Shop is open Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday 10am-3pm.
Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative
The A.S. Black Womyn’s Health Collaborative’s directive is to aid the currently inadequate support of Black womyn and our ability to exist and live well and centralize leadership efforts for the betterment of Black womyn’s holistic spiritual, mental, and physical health.
The Associated Students Book Bank is a student-run service that is available to all UCSB students, both graduate and undergraduate. All donations that we receive will be for loaning and not up for resale. We aim to provide students with the opportunity to check out books for a certain amount of time from the SIRRC Book Bank in efforts to reduce the costs of our students in need. The Book Bank will be collecting books from different campus locations throughout the end of each quarter in order to increase the amount of books that can be lent out to students.
Community Affairs Board (CAB)
The ASUCSB Community Affairs Board is an official board of the Associated Students Senate. We are comprised of active students who work to bring the campus and community together through service. The Board’s Volunteer Action Center, is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of all UCSB Students by providing information and easy access to community service work. Through a wide range of projects and community programs, CAB seeks to augment classroom experiences, create opportunities for career exploration, connect UCSB to the community in a meaningful way, and promote the ethics of public service.
Community Volunteer Foundation (Covo)
CAB Community Volunteer Foundation seeks to enhance the educational experience of UCSB students by issuing grants for ongoing service-based programs or projects that foster greater awareness regarding social, educational, economic, and environmental issues. These programs must engage UCSB undergraduate students as volunteers or leaders as well as strive to have meaningful and lasting impact on the greater Santa Barbara community.
The Coastal Fund is a student initiative dedicated to the conservation of the UCSB coastline. Our student body recognizes that the coast is at the heart of our campus’ culture and character and must be protected. The Coastal Fund 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.
Commission on Disability Equality (CODE)
CODE is dedicated to improving the status of students with temporary or permanent disabilities on campus and in the community. CODE is also committed to advocating for students with disabilities 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 Student Well Being (COSWB)
A.S COSWB seeks to create and promote programs focused on preserving a climate of student well-being on campus. It is our goal to help students reduce their stress and foster an environment of positivity at UCSB. We are always looking for members and volunteers to help us to provide a more positive environment for our community.
Community Financial Fund (CFF)
CFF is a student run organization and part of Associated Students. We promote financial literacy awareness and educate students on various personal finance topics. Our mission is to prepare students for a lifetime of financial wellbeing, and those basics start in college.
Creative Media Unit
The Creative Media Unit serves to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to hone and advance their multimedia skills, particularly pertaining to the fields of graphic and web design and videography. The AS Media Center provides free camera and equipment rentals, and a computer lab equipped with professional design and video software.
The UCSB AS Elections Board is responsible for organizing, assisting, providing the necessary resources, and overseeing UCSB’s student election process. Our roles include enforcing the Elections Code, promoting campus involvement and student participation, as well as ensuring that the election process runs smoothly for candidates. Additionally, our board oversees student fee-based ballot measures. We serve as a resource for students interested in running for an elected position and assist campus organizations that wish to propose a ballot measure.
Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)
Environmental Affairs Board (EAB) was established to protect, preserve and enhance the environment, principally at UCSB and its surrounding communities. We focus on ecology, energy, food, climate change, water policy and conservation, the economy, environmental justice and other issues. We coordinate and coalition-build with other groups to promote environmental perspectives and sustainability throughout the University.
Environmental Justice Alliance
The mission of the Environmental Justice Alliance is to amplify the awareness of and action towards environmental justice. This Alliance shall serve UC Santa Barbara and local communities by maintaining respectful interactions, by collaborating with organizations and communities, and by raising attention towards local, national, and global environmental injustices. The Alliance encourages intersectional awareness and inclusion with the environmental movement and other related movements by prioritizing the safety, experiences, and viewpoints of Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) and people of diverse gender and sexual identities in its decisions, events, and activities.
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External Vice President of Local Affairs (EVPLA)
A.S. Annual Reports
The AS Food Bank is open to registered Undergraduate and Graduate Students at UCSB in need of non-perishable food and toiletries. All items found at the Food Bank are completely free with proof of a valid UCSB access card. The Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-6pm and is located on the third floor of the University Center. Follow the marked signs to the AS Food Bank.
GauchoBooks connects UCSB student buyers and sellers of textbooks. We hope to ease the burden of high cost textbooks by providing students with a platform that is easily searchable and navigable based on departments and courses at UCSB. GauchoBooks has the chance to change the current textbook market from large profit seeking organizations to an active local student market.
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Human Rights Board
Human Rights Board is a coalition of passionate human rights and social justice activists determined to educate UCSB students on all human rights violations on a global scale. The Board will host programs conducive t0 enlightening the community about Human Rights violations and inhumane atrocities around the world.
Investment Advisory Committee
The Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) is an entirely student-run organization that operates as an arm of the Associated Students – the UC Santa Barbara student government. We are dedicated to educating UCSB students in the areas of finance and investing. Working with an active portfolio currently valued at over $160,000, participants accumulate valuable experience in securities and portfolio management through hands-on investment analysis, discussion, and action.
Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC)
Isla Vista Community Relations Committee is an Associated Students committee works to promote and educate the Isla Vista community as a whole by nurturing the relationships between the long-term and short-term residents. In addition, IVCRC funds on-campus and off-campus groups that work to improve the community. IVCRC is a committee filled with active and passionate students who wish to bring the Isla Vista Community as a whole together.
Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)
The Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU) is an organization serving the interests of Isla Vista tenants. We recognize the diversity of our community, and we strive to meet the different needs of our members while uniting our common interests as tenants. We educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities, and we act as a resource when problems occur. We believe people should live without the suffering that arises from discrimination, retaliation, or neglect.
Isla Vista Arts promotes the arts as a catalyst for social growth and change in the neighboring Isla Vista community.
The UCSB Associated Students Judicial Council serves as the judicial branch of the student government and is empowered to hear and decide any cases under its legal jurisdiction as noted in Article VII of the AS Constitution.
KCSB is a non-commercial, educational FM station broadcasting for the public interest. You can be involved with art, music, culture, public affairs, news and sports. We will teach you everything you need to know to be on the radio or help behind the scenes. KCSB is committed to being non-commercial, live, alternative, independent, and your community radio!
Legal Resouce Center (LRC)
The Legal Resource Center started as a result of a student initiative to provide FREE legal counseling services to the UCSB campus. An ASLRC attorney is available to consult with all registered UCSB students on any issue or concern in which legal education would be helpful, unless it involves the university or another UCSB student. We offer legal advice, education, information and/or referrals , and can assist you in identifying and resolving your legal problems.
Living History Project
The Living History Project is a branch of Associated Students that tracks, archives, and narrates the history of student activism at UCSB. It traces the origins of organizations such as BSU, El Congreso, A.S. Queer Commission, Associated Students, etc. and outlines how they were developed and integrated into our community. This project shifts the historical point of view towards the students and shows how they enacted change on and off campus. The Living History Project amplifies the voices of the students in the face of corruption, injustice, and inequity and will continue to serve as a platform as current social and political issues arise.
Associated Students Lobby Corps fights for the rights of students on a local, statewide, and national level. We lobby our elected representatives on the behalf of UCSB students. We always welcome any student from any background to come lobby with us and share their stories with the student population and representatives. Have something you want to bring up to us? Come stop by one of our meetings.
The AS Media Center is a fully student funded creative space available to UCSB undergraduate and graduate students equipped to help with everything from creating a simple flyer to producing a video documentary about something that you’re passionate about.
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 10,000 capacity festivals.
Public and Mental Health Commission
The A.S. Public and Mental Health Commission is a body concerned with the healthcare and mental health of UCSB undergraduate students. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of student health and mental health concerns in our community, and take direct action to address and combat them accordingly.
Public Safety Commission
Public Safety Commission works to promote a safer environment, both on campus and off campus. This is done through advocating for changes in school and local law enforcement policies, promotion of safe substance use, changes to infrastructure in Isla Vista and the creation of programs both on campus and off campus.
The David B. Miller A.S. Publications Service is a full- service copy shop available to UCSB student groups, faculty, and staff. Our faculty Services, including Class Readers and other Classroom Materials. Associated Students Publications Service is committed to giving you the best possible service and about the environment. All our white paper is 100% post-consumer recycled. Our machines are state of the art. And we will recycle readers at the end of the quarter. We are located at UCen Room 1531 (Next to the AS Cashiers and Ticket Office windows) and operate Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.
Rally Comm works to increase spirit and support our school athletics.
The Recycling Program is operated and funded by the students of the University of California, Santa Barbara in order to provide an efficient and long-lasting infrastructure that promotes sustainability and adapts with the progress of technology. The students of A.S. Recycling, UCSB are dedicated to bringing our campus, community and beyond relevant information about various environmental issues and their daily social, economic, and ecological impacts. A.S. Recycling strives to close the waste loop with the 4 R’s — refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Student Commission on Racial Equality (SCORE)
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. Its purpose is to confront and proactively resolve issues of ethnicity-related concerns and create and promote programs to educate the student body on issues concerning the campus and community that affect students of UCSB.
Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee (SIRRC)
The Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee is a collective effort of students catering to the needs of local and academic communities. The committee will assist historically underrepresented, low-income, and under-resourced students and organizations in establishing the fundamental interaction needed to create a long-term recruitment and retention program within our UCSB community.
Student Strategic Plan
In May 2014 Associated Students (A.S.) adopted a six-year Strategic Plan: 22 A.S. goals and 14 A.S. advocacy priorities to achieve by 2020. The plan addresses a frustration expressed by students for years: continuity. To be updated with the new vision 2025 goals soon.
Onboarding site for new student staff.
Take Back The Night (TBTN)
The charge of the Associated Students 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.
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The Bottom Line (TBL)
The Bottom Line provides a printed and online space for investigative journalism, culturally and socially aware commentary, and engaging reporting that addresses the diverse concerns of our readership, including UCSB and its surrounding community. Created in early 2007 in response to concerns there should be another newspaper on campus.
The Associated Students Cashiers and Ticket Office is in charge of distributing tickets that pertain to events held in the Multicultural Center, UCSB Athletics, Program Board Sponsored Events, Events through the UCSB Music Department, any Student Organization Event, UCSB Theatre and Dance as well as special events. The Cashiers and Ticket Office is completely run my UCSB students and offers a multitude of services including emergency loans, the quarterly distribution of bus stickers, course readers and notes as well as recycled toner. The office is located across from Corwin Pavillion behind Ortega and is open Monday through Friday 10am – 5pm.
Trans and Queer Commission
We are a formal group under UCSB Associated Students that provides funding and advocates for trans & queer students and their communities on campus and beyond. We believe that education, representation, and community work can combat oppression and lead to the safety and comfort of all people.
Transfer Student Alliance
The Transfer Student Alliance is an organization dedicated to helping Transfers with the unique challenges they face when starting at UCSB. Whether you need help transitioning socially, academically, or professionally, UCSB’s TSA is here to help solve your problems and answer any of your questions. Reach out to us at email@example.com with any of your questions. If you have more questions, or just want to talk, visit our exec board during office hours!
Zero Waste Committee
The Zero Waste Committee is comprised of a group of enthusiastic students sharing a variety of interests and experience relating to the environment. From researching the nutritional value of insects as a solution to future sustainable sources of food, to encouraging stores to switch from single-use plastics to sustainable alternatives, or educating students and faculty about composting benefits, the members of the ZWC all share a mutual passion of being environmentally conscious and inspiring UCSB do the same. As members of the ZWC, we harness our power as UC students to create a positive, lasting change in producing sustainable models and habits.