AS Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions are the core of Associated Students. They keep it alive, moving forward, and focused on you. They specialize in their niche, whether it's cleaning up our beautiful coast line or making custom websites like this one. If you have specialized skills you want to hone or just want to volunteer with a group of like-minded individuals, we're confident you will find a committee that suits you. Depending on the board, commission, or committee the process of appointment can vary. This will be explained in detail to you after you apply, or if you want to take a look now, head over to our Process Page.

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Available Associated Students Opportunities


» AS Womxn's Commission Openings: 5

Mission:The A.S. Womxn’s Commission is an educator and an advocate for womxn’s rights, with a commitment to representing and improving the status of womxn on campus and in the community. The A.S. Womxn’s Commission is working toward becoming a diverse group of members reflecting the different voices of the campus and community. The replacement of the letter "e" for "x" in womxn is meant to maintain gender neutrality and include trans and non gender binary folks. It is also meant to signify female independence and a repudiation of traditions that define females by reference to the male norm.

Website: http://womyn.as.ucsb.edu/

Time/Location of Meetings:Tuesday: 6-8PM in the Women's Center Conference Room, 1st floor of the SRB

Current board members:Co-Chair: Thao Nguyen and Danae Griffin Supporting Chairs: Trina Lazzara and Andrea Reyes Herstorian: Cassidy Pyle

Staff member:Marilyn Dukes


Postion: Co-Chairs

Description: The fun: Womxn's Commission is a dynamic group of student leaders educating and advocating for equity and change on this campus. As Chairs it is your duty to constantly stay in tune with UCSB's ever changing campus climate and use Womxn's Commission as a platform to address any concerns female, femme, and gender non conforming students or community members may have. Chairs should be interested in social justice education, event planning, public speaking, and community building. Logistics: Chairs are responsible for steering the leadership and vision of the commission. Chairs should expect to dedicate a minimum of six hours a week to the commission in the form of: 3 office hours, 1 hour officer strategy meeting, and the weekly 2 hour general body meeting. These stipulations are put into place so the commission can function as a cohesive unit, allowing officers to work collaboratively and properly prepare for each week's meeting with the general campus. In addition, as Chairs it will be mandatory that you report to Senate twice each quarter to inform the board on the quarterly plans and events WomCom is partaking in. Co-Chairs will spearhead planning for annual events such as the Womxn of Color Conference, the Womxn Unite Banquet, etc.

Openings: 2

 

Length: One Academic Year: 2017-2018

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Postion: Supporting Chairs

Description: The fun: Womxn's Commission is a dynamic group of student leaders educating and advocating for equity and change on this campus. As Supporting Chairs it is your duty to constantly stay in tune with UCSB's ever changing campus climate and use Womxn's Commission as a platform to address any concerns female, femme, and gender non conforming students or community members may have. Supporting Chairs should be interested in social justice education, event planning, public speaking, and community building. Logistics: Supporting chairs are responsible for steering the leadership and vision of the commission. Supporting Chairs should expect to dedicate a minimum of five hours a week to the commission in the form of: 2 office hours, 1 hour officer strategy meeting, and the weekly 2 hour general body meeting. These stipulations are put into place so the commission can function as a cohesive unit, allowing officers to work collaboratively and properly prepare for each week's meeting with the general campus. The duties of the chairs will be split up between a fiscal and secretarial supporting chair. One will be responsible for all duties that regard everyday maintenance such as minute taking, sending out notes, creating email updates, etc. The other is responsible for fiscal duties such as requesting budget updates, maintaining cosponsorship funds, and filing budget requests.

Openings: 2

 

Length: One Academic Year: 2017-2018

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Postion: Herstory Coordinator

Description: The fun: Womxn's Commission is a dynamic group of student leaders educating and advocating for equity and change on this campus. As members of the board it is your duty to constantly stay in tune with UCSB's ever changing campus climate and use Womxn's Commission as a platform to address any concerns female, femme, and gender non conforming students or community members may have. Board members should be interested in social justice education, event planning, public speaking, and community building. Logistics: The Herstorian is responsible for steering the leadership and vision of the commission. They should expect to dedicate a minimum of six hours a week to the commission in the form of: 3 office hours, 1 hour officer strategy meeting, and the weekly 2 hour general body meeting. These stipulations are put into place so the commission can function as a cohesive unit, allowing officers to work collaboratively and properly prepare for each week's meeting with the general campus. Herstory is the annual magazine WomCom publishes in order to elevate and showcase the talented multimedia female artists UCSB has. As a result, the Hestorian should have a keen interest in art and activism and have prior interest or a commitment to learning Photoshop, InDesign, and other creative platforms that will be necessary for publishing the magazine. The Herstorian should be plugged into creative organizations on campus to collaborate with and is in charge of creating a call for submissions in order to yield a diverse array of artwork.

Openings: 1

 

Length: One Academic Year: 2017-2018

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» Commission on Disability Equality (CODE) Openings: 5

Mission: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.

Website: http://code.as.ucsb.edu/

Time/Location of Meetings:General Meetings Tuesdays 7-8, Officer Meetings Tuesdays 8-9

Current board members:Commissioners: Jessica Stein, Bryan Ma

Staff member:Diana Collins Puente


Postion: Programming Officers

Description: Be responsible for overseeing the coordination of all the Commission programs and activities. Organize the involvement of Commission members in planning and facilitating all programs and activities. Present a report of public relations developments bi-weekly to the Commission.

Openings: 2

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Commissioner

Description: Serve as the official representatives and spokespersons of the Commission. Facilitate all weekly Commission meetings. Have the primary responsibility for fiscal management. Prepare the Commission's budget for the following year. Meet with administrators and students from the office of the Disabled Students Program at least five times per quarter. Present at least two reports to the Senate per quarter regarding the activities of the Commission. Hold a minimum of 4 regularly scheduled office hours per week.

Openings: 2

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Public Relations Officer

Description: Be responsible for informing and educating the campus community about meetings, programs, and projects of the Commission. Maintain and update the A.S. CODE website and other publicity sources regularly. Work with A.S. External Vice President of Statewide Affairs and A.S. State Affairs Organizing Director to promote public awareness of the issues addressed in the Commission through legislation. Present a report of public relations developments bi-weekly to the Commission.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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» Commission on Student Well-Being (COSWB) Openings: 15

Mission: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.

Website: http://coswb.as.ucsb.edu

Time/Location of Meetings:Wednesdays at 5-6PM , SRB Middle Eastern Resource Center

Current board members:Commissioners: Ciara Wong

Staff member:Diana Puente


Postion: Fitness Coordinator

Description: This position organizes a weekly fitness event for weeks 1-9 of each quarter, which entails responsibility for everything these events entail (room acquirement, waivers, supervision, etc.)

Openings: 3

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: External Coordinator

Description: The External Coordinator of COSWB serves as liaison between other Boards, Committees and Commissions within AS, as well as Student Health, Career & Counseling Services, the Psychology Department and Student Organizations. Also, this position is responsible for emailing and outreaching the student body about upcoming events.

Openings: 1

 

Length: One Academic Year

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Postion: Financial Coordinator

Description: This position is responsible for fiscal management of COSWB, which includes preparing the budget for the following year. As Financial Coordinator you would be expected to give a financial report to the Committee every other week, starting with week two (2). these reports would include: unallocated funds, motions, expenditures, and any other financial matters that pertain to COSWB.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Co-Chair

Description: The COSWB Co-Chairs schedule and hold meetings that are aware of issues related to mental or physical health locally, nationally, and in the University of California system. These positions also handle public relations for the Commission and is the official spokesperson for the Commission. Co-Chairs of COSWB organizes, with assistance from other members of the Commission, at least one major event per quarter which is open to all students and relates to either physical, mental, or social well being. As co-chair, you would be expected to set a minimum of two (2) regularly scheduled office hours per week and would be responsible for all fiscal transactions of the group, as well as prepare the COSWB's budget for the following year.

Openings: 2

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Vice Chair

Description: 1) Shall serve as proxy for the chair(s) if in any event they are unable to fulfill the duties of being a chair 2) Shall ensure that other member of the committee are fulfilling their duties to the full extent of what is required of them 3) Serve as an available aid to the chairs and other Coordinators in their event planning.

Openings: 1

 

Length: One Academic Year

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Postion: Internal Coordinator

Description: 1) Record the minutes at each meeting. 2) Be responsible for the distribution of minutes. 3) Compile pictures, articles and other accomplishments of the Commission. 4) Organize at least one (1) quarterly meeting with other mental health related organizations on campus for the purpose of collaboration. 5) Serve as an available aid to other Coordinators in their event planning

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Publicity Coordinator

Description: 1) Works closely with chairs and coordinators during planning of events to determine advertising and publicity needs, strategies, budgets, deadlines, etc. 2) Works closely with the Media Relations Committee to help promote events. 3) Maintain a working relationship with the Daily Nexus, Bottom Line, and other media outlets. 4) Serve as an available aid to other Coordinators in their event planning.

Openings: 2

 

Length: 1 academic year

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Postion: Outreach Coordinator

Description: 1) Organize tabling events. 2) Be responsible for creating and organizing promotion materials. 3) Organize mixers in the residence halls as an informational program about the Commission as well as the resources and services available to students on campus.

Openings: 2

 

Length: 1 academic year

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Postion: Mental Health Coordinator

Description: The Mental Health Coordinator of COSWB is responsible for organizing COSWB's quarterly Mental Health First Aid Trainings, organizing events and special projects related to mental health. Also, this position is responsible for connecting with other mental health related organizations or groups on or off campus.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Nutrition Coordinator

Description: The Nutrition Coordinator of COSWB is responsible for holding food demos, nutrition-based workshops, and organizing events and special projects related to nutrition. Also, this position is responsible for connecting with other organizations or groups on campus related to nutrition and food security.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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» Human Rights Board Openings: 5

Mission: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 its mission to create a forum that encourages, advocates, and promotes respectful and honest communication regarding the education and awareness of basic human rights. This includes, but is not limited to age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, nationality, religion, race, size, sex, sexuality, favorite cereal, toenail length, mother's maiden name, # of instagram followers, pumpkins, and camel humps. The main charge of the board is to promote open education and awareness through events and educational campaigns. The driving force behind this initiative is twofold: ignorance is the primary root of humyn rights abuses, and when collaborating together we are capable of making a much stronger impact.

Website:

Time/Location of Meetings:Wednesdays at 6 PM in the Nati Conference Room in the MCC

Current board members:Co-Chairs: Hubert Zhang

Staff member:


Postion: Publicity Coordinator

Description: Duties of the Publicity Coordinator: 1) Shall be responsible for advertising and publicity for all Human Rights Board events. 2) Shall act as a liaison for the Human Rights Board to campus and local media. 3) Shall report all Human Rights Board events to the Daily Nexus and the Bottom Line. 4) Shall coordinate any press releases or articles for the Human Rights Board. 5) Shall keep in communication with the Communications Committee Chair for any assistance in publicity for the Human Rights Board. 6) Shall be responsible for maintaining the Human Rights Board’s website and all social networking sites the Board may use. 7) Shall be required to hold at least five (5) hours of tabling per quarter.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Co-Chair

Description: Duties and Powers of the Co-Chairs: 1) Shall be the general manager of this Organization and have, subject to the control of the Board, general supervision and direction of the affairs and officers of this Board. 2) Shall preside at all meetings of the Board. 3) Shall assist in the completion of the budget package for the following year. 4) Shall be required to attend at least one (1) Senate meeting per quarter to report on the activity of the Board. 5) Shall be required to have at least five (5) hours of tabling per quarter. 6) Shall attend all meetings of the A.S. Assembly and at least one (1) ASUCSB Workgroup.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: Environmental Liaison

Description: Duties and Powers of the Organization Liaisons: 1) Shall report back to their perspective organizations weekly regarding the actions and plans of the Human Rights Board. 2) Shall assist the Event Coordinator in the creation of quarterly events and Human Rights Week themes. 3) Shall give reports from their organization to the Human Rights Board during weekly meetings.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 academic year

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Postion: Issues Liaison

Description: Duties and Powers of the Organization Liaisons: 1) Shall report back to their perspective organizations weekly regarding the actions and plans of the Human Rights Board. 2) Shall assist the Event Coordinator in the creation of quarterly events and Human Rights Week themes. 3) Shall give reports from their organization to the Human Rights Board during weekly meetings.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 academic year

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Postion: Culture and Faith Liaison

Description: Duties and Powers of the Organization Liaisons: 1) Shall report back to their perspective organizations weekly regarding the actions and plans of the Human Rights Board. 2) Shall assist the Event Coordinator in the creation of quarterly events and Human Rights Week themes. 3) Shall give reports from their organization to the Human Rights Board during weekly meetings.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 academic year

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» Public Safety Commission Openings: 3

Mission:The A.S. Public Safety Commission will work to increase the level of safety throughout the 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.

Website: http://cops.as.ucsb.edu/

Time/Location of Meetings:

Current board members:

Staff member:


Postion: Chair

Description: a) Presides over all Public Safety Commission meetings. b) Responsible for formulation of the agenda for each Public Safety Commission meeting. c) Responsible for attending at least two (2) Senate meetings per quarter to report on the Committee�s actions. d) Appoints commission officers. e) Hold a minimum of three (3) office hours per week. f) Shall attend all BCU Chair Council Meetings. g) Shall attend two (2) meetings per quarter for the following BCUs: Queer Commission, Take Back the Night, BIKES, Commission on Student Wellbeing, Committee on Disability Equality. h) Shall meet with the EVPLA Safety Coordinator at least twice per quarter, as well as maintain regular communication. i) Creates and maintains the COPS Public Safety Commission budget.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 Academic Year

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Postion: UCIV Liaison

Description: Managing, representing, expanding and coordinating UCIV program. Presides over UCIV Collaborative Board meetings. Responsible formulation of the agenda for UCIV Collaborative Board meeting. Responsible for formulating report of the meeting to be forwarded to Safety Commission. Acts as one of the head supervisors for UCIV. Assists in formulating and maintaining the inventory of UCIV items.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 school year

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Postion: Recruitment and Outreach

Description: Publicity coordinator for Public Safety Commission. Publish, report, and manage social media for Public Safety Commission and UCIV. Work to promote Public Safety Commission within the community through web presence (including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), signage, peer outreach, and events. Act to increase awareness of and involvement with Public Safety Commission in the UCSB and Isla Vista communities. Hold a minimum of one (1) office hour per week.

Openings: 1

 

Length: 1 academic year

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» Take Back the Night Openings: 1

Mission: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

Website:

Time/Location of Meetings:Tuesday at 7pm; African Diasporic Cultural Resource Center

Current board members:2016-2017 Co-Chairs: Alissa Gomez and Midory Ibanez Publicity Coordinator: Gaby Cortez On-Campus Outreach Coordinator: Ishita Kanungo Off-Campus Outreach Coordinator: Amy Koo Finance Coordinator:Leanna Lugo Ourstorian:

Staff member:Marilyn Dukes


Postion: Ourstorian

Description: Ourstorian is in charge of taking meeting minutes at each general meeting and distributing them to the AS community. Attendance at each general meeting is crucial and required.

Openings: 1

 

Length: Winter '17 - Spring '17

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