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 trains 35 UCSB students to be tutors. Each tutor is expected to encourage students in the subject areas of Reading and Mathematics, and support children in their school development. Tutors work directly with kindergarten through sixth grade students to improve their reading and math proficiency skills. Tutors perform one-on-one work with individual students, group work, or class activities. In 2012-13, AR/AC provided services in 22 classrooms and 3 after school programs in Isla Vista and Santa Barbara.
Cashiers and Ticket Office
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.
Community Financial Fund
The Community Financial Fund was founded in the 2010-2011 school year. The fund ultimately created a $2.10 lock-in student fee which was charged with assisting students through providing more access to grants and helping supplement the current Associated Students emergency loans. In addition to creating more opportunity for student the fund also established a credit builder program, regular financial literacy workshops, and offers transparent support to students which guides them towards financial resources and services available on the UCSB campus and within Santa Barbara County.
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.
Department of Public Worms
We are a student-run, student-funded organization here at UCSB that plays an active role in campus waste management through composting, workshops, and our educational garden. We teach students about how they can not only reduce the food waste that is sent to the landfill, but also how to reuse that waste to grow more food.
Family Literacy Program
The AS/UCSB Community Affairs Board (CAB), UCSB’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.
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.
Legal Resource Center
Associated Students 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.
The Associated Students 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.
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.
A.S. Recycling works to divert UCSB’s waste from the landfill and is a major partner in the campus’ Waste Management Plan. Student employees collect and sort recyclable material and electronic waste, and strive to educate the campus community about how to reduce its ecological footprint. A.S. Recycling works closely with the Department of Public Worms, which focuses on reducing food waste through composting.