UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Associated Students

Associated Students (A.S.) serves as the official undergraduate student government and provides services, employment opportunities and leadership experience. Every undergraduate student is a member upon payment of required quarterly registration fees. A.S. Executive Officers and Legislative Council members, elected annually each spring, represent students and transmit student concerns to the campus administration and academic senate as well as to the appropriate offices within and outside of the UC system. A.S. provides avenues for student involvement not only through elected positions, but also through boards and committees that address a broad range of issues: environment, women/gender, academic affairs, investments, concerts and events, community service, lobbying, and radio broadcasting.

Associated Students’ services include A.S. Publications Service, A.S. Ticket Office, A.S. Cashiers, A.S. Bike Shop, A.S. Legal Resource Center, and the A.S. Short Term Student Loan Program.

Students are invited to stop by the Associated Students offices housed in the University Center. Telephone: (805) 893-2566. Web site: www.as.ucsb.edu.

Community Affairs Board. Through the AS/UCSB Community Affairs Board (CAB), students find out about campus and community volunteer opportunities, non-profit agency orientation/training, and one-time community service events. Located in the University Center, UCSB’s Volunteer Action Center provides students the opportunity to explore career options, create social action, and gain practical experience. CAB connects students to local nonprofit and human services agencies such as Special Olympics, Best Buddies, Boy’s and Girls Club and Transition House. In addition to local agencies students have participated in the community through student-coordinated projects through the Family Literacy Program, Isla Vista Youth Project and Isla Vista Teen Center. Members of CAB fill leadership positions and gain valuable practical experience in the areas of public relations, community outreach, financial management, fund-raising, and volunteer/non-profit management. For more information please call (805) 893-4296 or stop by the CAB office, 2523 University Center. Web site: www.as.ucsb.edu/cab.

Program Board. Associated Students Program Board presents a wide variety of educational and cultural events including lectures, concerts, films, sneak previews, Storke Plaza events, and an annual spring Extravaganza. Students involved in Program Board gain experience in planning and organizing events, managing budgets, negotiating with agents and promoters, running technical equipment, and working with campus and community officials. Program Board members provide leadership to other campus organizations with event planning assistance and gain first-hand experience with the entertainment industry. Program Board also provides job opportunities for students as ushers, production crew, and promotion assistants. Telephone: (805) 893-3536.

Student Media. UCSB student publications include student newspapers (Daily Nexus and The Bottom Line), yearbook (La Cumbre), literary magazine (Spectrum), journal of undergraduate research (Discovery), journal of graduate research (Thresholds), and an arts magazine (Experimental Thinking). UCSB also has a radio station, KCSB-FM and KJUC-FM Cable. Further information about student media is available in the Storke Publications Building and in the Associated Students main office.