Supplement Spring 2019

President

Internal Vice President

External Vice President - Local Affairs

External Vice President - Statewide Affairs

Student Advocate General

International Senator

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Transfer Senator

On Campus Senator

Off Campus Senator

University Owned Off-Campus Senator

Collegiate Senator - Letters & Science

Collegiate Senator - Engineering

Collegiate Senator - Creative Studies

No items found

No Constitutional Amendments for this year

  • Arts & Lectures

    Do you support the continued funding of $3.17* (of which $0.79 is for Return to aid and $2.38 will go to Arts and Lectures) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and 3.17* (of which $0.79 is for Return to Aid and $2.38 will go to Arts and Lectures) for summer quarter for Arts and Lectures?


    Pro Statements

    Arts & Lectures presents more than 100 public events annually, including films, lectures, and performances by world-class artists and influential speakers. Notable upcoming figures include: His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, Yo-Yo Ma and Bryan Stevenson. Most visiting artists and lecturers engage directly with UCSB students as part of their residency through classroom visits, master classes, meet-the-artists discussions and workshops. UCSB students enjoy heavily discounted tickets or free admission to events. This academic year, A&L offered UCSB students free admission to all events, including its acclaimed Race to Justice and popular House Calls virtual event series, as well as free movies at West-Wind Drive-In. A&L employs dozens of UCSB students; and this year, A&L continued to employ students remotely. With renewed support, A&L will serve UCSB students through its traditional channels and by using creative programming and technologies to ensure continued access to A&L student benefits.

    Con Statements


  • AS Community Financial Fund (CFF)

    Do you support the continued funding of $5.37 (of which $1.34 is for Return to Aid, an administrative assessment of $0.26 will be charged to all non-capital expenditures and $0.04 is for the Associated Students recharge fee, $3.77 will go CFF) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring, summer) for CFF?


    Pro Statements

    Community Financial Fund (CFF)’s mission is to enhance students’ understanding of financial literacy topics for a lifetime of financial well-being. Over the past 10 years, CFF has provided financial assistance to students through a grant program administered in tandem with our financial literacy workshops. All UCSB students who attend one of our workshops are eligible to receive a grant upon completion. It is the only financial literacy program on campus facilitating regular workshops. With its current funding, the grant program serves about 330 students every quarter.

    In addition to the grant program, CFF regularly offers a Spring Speaker Series during which we bring professional financial educators to speak to UCSB students about topics such as financial aid, budgeting, investing, and taxes. During these unprecedented times, CFF added additional speaker events in Fall and Winter quarters, engaged with students by providing online resources, and launched a new peer advising service.

    It is vital that CFF receives students’ financial support in order to continue serving the student population by providing grants and financial literacy services. Your continued support of $3.77 per quarter can help positively impact the lives of your fellow Gauchos. With your vote, CFF will be able to better serve our community. Please vote YES on the CFF Lock-In!

    Con Statements


  • AS Legal Resource Center

    Do you support the continued funding of $2.95* (of which $0.36 is for Return to aid and $0.05 is an administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $2.54 will go the LRC ) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and 2.45* (of which $0.36 is for return to Aid and $0.05 is an administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $2.04) for summer quarter for AS Legal Resource Center?


    Pro Statements

    AS Legal Resource Center Pro-Statement (Spring 2021)

    The AS Legal Resource Center (AS LRC) provides free legal counseling services to the UCSB campus. The AS LRC exists to assist students in responding to legal problems that may be interfering with their academic studies or otherwise adversely affecting their well-being. AS LRC Student Legal Services Advisors are available to provide all registered UCSB students with legal education and information, and/or referrals, unless it involves the university of another UCSB student. The AS LRC can provide support on a variety of legal matters, including but not limited to: landlord-tenant disputes, criminal citations, contracts, personal injury matters, consumer complaints, credit and debt problems, family law, traffic tickets, employment, and immigration.

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AS LRC has provided remote services Monday through Friday from 11am-5pm via Zoom, FaceTime, and phone consultations. The AS LRC has conducted over 800 virtual consultation appointments during this time, and will continue to provide virtual support to students and is working to transition to safe in-person services as soon as possible. The AS LRC also provides programs to support student engagement in the current remote environment, such as collaborative educational webinars and a virtual legal movie discussion club. Lastly, the AS LRC hosts an internship program for UCSB students who are interested in exploring the field of law.

    Con Statements


  • AS/KCSB-FM Professional Broadcast Media & Journalism Staff (formally known as AS Professional Media Staff)

    Do you support continued funding of $5.42* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $4.63 will go to KCSB) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.67* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $3.88 will go to KCSB) for summer quarter for AS/KCSB-FM Professional Broadcast Media & Journalism Staff?


    Pro Statements

    AS/KCSB-FM Professional Broadcast Media and Journalism Staff

    AS/KCSB-FM professional staff in broadcast media and journalism form a necessary and integral part of the successful operation of UCSB’s campus radio station and the student experience. Career staff are responsible not only for safeguarding station assets by ensuring compliance with University, State, and Federal regulations, but they also provide valuable mentoring, training, and skills-sharing in a multitude of areas, including broadcasting, journalism, sportscasting, sound engineering, digital content production, event planning, budgeting, public relations and marketing, and leadership development.

    As a university licensee, KCSB’s mandate is educational, therefore career staff are teaching students about community media in the public interest. This is achieved by providing free public service announcements, news coverage for campus and local organizations, and emergency communications for signal area communities and student populations. Staff are mentors, providing a next-steps education for students as they prepare for careers beyond the university. Skills acquired here touch industries ranging from entertainment to broadcasting, journalism, and non-profit media management.

    Career staff provide essential continuity of service at KCSB, a station widely recognized for its communications services (KCSB News COVID-19 newsletter, “Best Radio Station 2020” in the Santa Barbara Independent’s “Best Of Santa Barbara” readers’ poll); its partnerships with other campus initiatives (UCSB Reads, MCC); and for its exceptional level of Gaucho alumni engagement (a plethora of KCSB radio DJs helped fill out the schedule during remote broadcasting).

    Con Statements


  • Bicycle Infrastructure and Education Fund (formally known as the Bicycle Path Maintenance Fee)

    Do you support continued funding of $3.93* (of which $0.80 is for return to aid and $0.10 is an administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $3.03 will go the Bicycle Infrastructure) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.37* (of which $0.72 is for return to aid and $0.08 is an administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $2.57 will go to Bicycle Infrastructure) for summer quarter for Bicycle Infrastructure and Education Fund?


    Pro Statements

    The Associated Students Bike Committee is responsible for funding the maintenance and improvements to campus bike infrastructure as well as educating students on best practices regarding bike safety through events such as bike fairs, workshops, and tabling. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to work with campus planners to repair large sections of the bike path without inconveniencing students who normally would need the paths open to get to class. We have also been acting as student advisors for the planning and construction of a new AS Bike Shop, and are working with the CSOs to remove the old, long abandoned bicycles that take up space in campus racks so there will be more space for everyone when we return.

    In 2021-2022, we hope to work on widening the path near the bus loop, finish converting bike lots to high-density racks, offer bicycle education and safety information to those new to campus, and continue to advocate to the administration that bicycle use be celebrated and supported at UCSB.

    Through careful planning and by working closely with administrators and students, the Bike Committee has helped make UCSB one of only a few Platinum ranked Bicycle-Friendly Universities in the nation. However, there is always room for improvement. Please vote yes to continue making biking better at UCSB!

    Con Statements


  • Bike Shop

    Do you support continued funding of $7.08* (of which $1.58 is for return to aid, $5.50 will go to the Bike Shop) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $6.83* (of which $1.58 is for return to aid, $5.25 will go to the Bike Shop) for summer quarter for Bike Shop?


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Campus Radio 91.9 KCSB-FM/KJUC-AM (formally known as KCSB/KJUC)

    Do you support continued funding of $3.11* (of which $0.48 is return to aid, $2.63 will go to Campus Radio) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.71* (of which $0.48 is return to aid fee, $2.23) for summer quarter for Campus Radio 91.9 KCSB-FM/KJUC-AM?


    Pro Statements

    1. We are the only non commercial, non-profit, campus and community-oriented radio station run by 17 paid student staff leaders in the tri-county area. Our listenership reaches from San Luis Obispo to Camarillo, a potential audience of over one million people. We are the only full-power, independent radio station in the 805 area and have served our community for over 57 years, offering to students and community members the hands-on experience to produce and engineer their own alternative, free-form radio show.

    2. Our KJUC-AM station, allows anyone to undergo a quarterly training program in which they learn how to produce and engineer their own radio show; we invite any music, cultural arts, or public affairs program.

    3. KCSB-FM hosts annually about 30 events every year with efforts to reach as many demographics in our diverse community. We consistently recruit and provide opportunities for students, faculty, and the 805 community to engage in radio’s behind the scenes, with orientations at the start of every quarter.

    4. Serving a campus which currently has no courses in broadcast journalism, KCSB is the only location on campus which can provide this kind of learning experience for students.

    5. There are different points of experience and knowledge among our 100+ volunteer base that are of educational value to UCSB students. There are a number of programmers who have a deep history with activist media and movements that are nationally recognized for their work. Moreover, our range of music programmers as well as our 57-year-old CD & vinyl collection can provide an education in music unique from what can be provided from the Music Department or from Special Collections.

    Con Statements


  • Childcare Grant

    Do you support continued funding of $0.64* (of which $0.10 is for return to aid, $0.54 will go the Childcare Grants) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.56* (of which $0.10 is for return to aid, $0.46 will go to Childcare Grants) for summer quarter for Childcare Grant?


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • CLAS

    Do you support continued funding of $9.51* (of which $2.38 is for return to aid, $7.13 will go to CLAS) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $9.51* (of which $2.38 is for return to aid, $7.13 will go to CLAS) for summer quarter for CLAS?


    Pro Statements

    In this unprecedented time of historic challenge, CLAS maintains its open door policy with new online platforms to ensure that all students will continue to have equal access to vital academic tutoring and instructional services to help them succeed. Help Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS) maintain tutorial groups, drop-in centers, evening hours of operation, academic and study skills workshops, and exam review sessions for over half of all undergraduate students who use our services each year. Without your continued support, CLAS, as you know it, will face looming reductions in all services, hours of operations, student employment opportunities, and staff availability. Your support during the election is critical to your academic support services. CLAS is a vital part of students’ academic plans. For a program that is optional, CLAS is in ever-increasing student demand. We would like to continue to serve students in this capacity. CLAS is asking for your reaffirmation support to keep a level of services available that meets the student demand. Help keep the CLAS academic services you know and love by voting for the CLAS reaffirmation. Your “Yes” vote will ensure that CLAS maintains its open door policy always, and that all students will continue to have the excellent tutorial support they know and love.

    Reaffirm your love!

    Vote “YES” for CLAS.

    Con Statements


  • Coastal Fund (formerly known as Shoreline Preservation Fund)

    Do you support continued funding of $6.96* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, $5.97 will go to Coastal Fund) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.96* (of which $0.99 us for return to aid, $2.97 will got to Coastal Fund) for summer quarter for Coastal Fund?

     


    Pro Statements

    For over 20 years, the Coastal Fund has leveraged student fees to support hundreds of student internships and involvement in projects dedicated to the protection and restoration of Santa Barbara’s unique ecosystems at sites including Coal Oil Point, North Campus open space, the lagoon, and others. Many of these outdoor, socially distant internships have been especially critical this year when so many other paid student opportunities have been suspended. Coastal Fund grants also promote numerous undergraduate advocacy, art, policy and research opportunities that provide valuable experience to students and further their professional development. When the campus is fully open to students, the Coastal Fund also manages the Coastal Service Program, which provides funding to student organizations in exchange for participation in local beach clean-ups and habitat restoration work. We are eager to continue our in-person environmental efforts in the 2021–2022 year and beyond.

    The Coastal Fund began as a grassroots initiative in response to students’ demands that the University help mitigate and address environmental concerns along the precious Santa Barbara coastline. With a board composed entirely of UCSB undergraduate and graduate students, the funds are generated and administered by students, for students. Please vote to continue supporting the important work of the Coastal Fund!

    For more information, visit coastalfund.org or IG: @coastalfund.

    Con Statements


  • Commission on Student Well Being (COSWB)

    Do you support continued funding of $1.03* (of which $0.26 is for return to aid, $0.05 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the AS recharge fee, $0.72 will go to COSWB) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) for COSWB?**


    Pro Statements

    The A.S. Commission on Student Well-Being promotes mental, physical, & nutritional well being through events such as our free fitness series, mental health first aid trainings, & nutritional workshops throughout the year. As a commission, our goal is to create inclusive, healthy, & accessible events for the UCSB community.

    Con Statements


  • Community Affairs Board (CAB)

    Do you support continued funding $2.90* (of which $0.44 is for return to aid, $2.46 will go to CAB) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.52* (of which $0.44 is for return to aid, $2.08) for summer quarter for CAB?


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Daily Nexus

    Do you support continued funding of a $3.85 (of which $0.75 is for return to aid, $3.10 will go to the Daily Nexus) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $1.00 (of which $0.11 is for return to aid, $0.89) for summer quarter for the Daily Nexus?


    Pro Statements

    Since the 1930s, the Daily Nexus has been a student-run, independent publication, receiving no funding from the university while providing the UCSB community with meaningful and essential news, editorials, feature coverage, opinion pieces and entertainment. The Nexus allows students the opportunity to work with a 100 percent student-run editorial team, operating around the clock to provide timely and relevant content. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nexus has remained fully operational, publishing on our website daily and putting together a print issue each quarter. It is vital that the Nexus receives students’ financial support in order to continue functioning. With your vote, the Daily Nexus will be able to better serve UCSB, Isla Vista and the underrepresented voices in our community. Thank you for your support.

    Con Statements


  • Disabled Students Program

    Do you support continued funding of $4.51* (of which $0.69 is for return to aid, $3.82 will go to the Disabled Students Program) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.93* (of which $0.69 is for return to aid, $3.24 will go to the Disabled student Program) for summer quarter for Disabled Student Services?


    Pro Statements

    Reaffirmation Statement - 2021
    Through the generous support of the student body, the Disabled Students Program (DSP) is able to provide academic support services for over 1200 students living with permanent and temporary disabilities. Your lock-in fees support services which include: peer and digital note-taking, exam accommodations, reading services, assistive technology, and priority registration.
    Since 2006-07, the number of students receiving services from DSP has increased at an average rate of 7% per year, and the lock-in fee has not been increased within that time frame. Reaffirming this fee will help DSP provide a level playing field for students with disabilities in the academic setting, and will provide equal access and support for students with disabilities to complete their education at UCSB. Additionally, DSP is a significant source of student income opportunities, providing student employment on an annual basis in the form of exam proctor positions and peer notetaking positions. The Universal Design philosophy of our department also frames equity and inclusion in relation to the broader student experience. Our advocacy focused on flexibility and inclusive approaches to instruction, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, has served to address collective hardships and struggles: https://dsp.ext-prod.sa.ucsb.edu/faculty-resources/equity-minded-resources

    Con Statements


  • Enviromental Affairs Board (EAB)

    Do you support continued funding of $0.64* (of which $0.10 is for return to aid, $0.54 will go to EAB) ) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.56* (of which $0.10 is for return to aid, $0.46 will go to EAB) for summer quarter for Enviromental Affairs Board?


    Pro Statements

    Environmental Affairs Board works promote environmental, social, political, and economic sustainability. EAB serves UCSB and the surrounding community by coordinating with decision makers, local organizations, and student groups to advocate for improvements to environmental standards at the local, national and global level. We provide environmental education and encourage a culture of eco-friendly habits in order to shape students’ lives at UCSB and beyond.

    Despite limitations with COVID-19, EAB has continued to have weekly meetings. Each meeting includes valuable announcements, presentations and meaningful discussions. We also aim to create a community outside of general meetings. Our Social Chairs host weekly social events including book club, movie nights, and paint nights. Our Sustainable Lifestyle Chairs have created Sustain-a-Buddies where students can virtually meet other passionate environmentalists and help each other stay accountable for their sustainable lifestyle goals.

    Along with creating community within our entity, we also encourage collaboration with other entities. For instance, our Student Affairs Chairs have worked hard this year to revive ECOalition, a coalition of environmental student groups at UCSB, where groups can more easily collaborate, discuss ideas, and promote what their organization is working on.

    EAB also focuses on representing students and voicing their concerns. For instance, we have signed onto and authored letters opposing an ExxonMobil trucking project in Santa Barbara and a letter to President Biden encouraging the halting of oil and gas leasing on federal lands.

    Please vote yes on EAB to continue promoting a culture of environmentalism at UCSB!

    Con Statements


  • Event Center

    Do you support continued funding of $4.76* (of which $1.19 is for return to aid, $3.57 will go the Event Center) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.76* (of which $1.19 is for return to aid, $3.57 will go the Event Center) for summer quarter for Event Center?


    Pro Statements

    The Events Center (a.k.a., The Thunderdome) received a $3.00 per quarter fee in fall quarter, 2006, as part of the Students’ Initiative Fee. The fee was reaffirmed in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The Events Center Governance Board, a student majority board, sponsored those requests and continues to approve all funding choices utilizing student fee money.

    Please join us again in supporting the Events Center by voting Yes to reaffirm the fee. We have accomplished a great deal with the past fee support and this fee currently covers all student employee pay.

    The Events Center is an historical facility, the largest indoor venue on the central coast for hosting athletic events, concerts and special events. Please help us keep the Thunderdome rocking!

    Vote Yes to reaffirm the Events Center fee.

    Events Center Governance Board
    A Student Majority Board

    Con Statements


  • Intramural Sports

    Do you support continued funding of $6.46* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, $5.47 will go toe Intramural Sports) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $5.63* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, $4.64 will go to Intramural Sports) for summer quarter for Intramural Sports?


    Pro Statements

    Intramural Sports is a source of immense value to UCSB students by building friendships, community and by providing students with employment opportunities on campus. This fee allows the Recreation Department to continue to provide high-quality, affordable recreational sports to thousands of UCSB students. As we return to campus and in-person classes, intramural sports will be even more essential in building community by serving as the perfect opportunity for students to meet new people and make friends in an outdoor setting. Not only does the Intramural program serve UCSB by creating community among participants, but also by providing employment and professional development for nearly a hundred students, like myself. By reaffirming this fee, you can help ensure that Intramurals will continue to provide social and professional opportunities to the UCSB community in the coming year.

    Best,
    Audrey Zenner
    Intramural Student Manager

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    The Rec Sports and Intramural fees impact UCSB students significantly as they allow for the continuation of programming that benefits students on a physical, mental, and professional level in an affordable manner. Although COVID-19 has severely disrupted the way in which students interact, intramural programming has provided students with an opportunity to engage with others in the UCSB community on a virtual level. As the Recreation Center reopens going forward, intramural sports will play a vital role in bringing students together through communal activities and in various employment positions. This fee is now even more important to give students the chance to experience all that the Intramural programs have to offer. As both an employee and participant with Intramural Sports, I have felt the positive impact of this community and hope that many other students will have this same opportunity to work, play, and grow in this environment.
    -Grace Wiley

    Con Statements


  • Isla Vista Community Improvement Fund (IVCRC)

    Do you support continued funding of $3.09* (of which $0.40 is for return to aid, $2.69 will go to IVCRC) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.59* (of which $0.40 is for return to aid, $2.19 will go to IVCRC) for summer quarter for (IVCRC) Isla Vista Community Improvement Fund?


    Pro Statements

    Con Statements


  • Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)

    Do you support continued funding of $2.59* (of which $0.40 is for return to aid, $2.19 will go to IVTU) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.26* (of which $0.40 is for return to aid, $1.86 will go to IVTU) for summer quarter for Isla Vista Tenants Union?


    Pro Statements

    The Isla Vista Tenants Union is an invaluable part of the Isla Vista community, providing Isla
    Vistans with a multitude of services and resources. Run through Associated Students, the Isla Vista Tenants Union offers free caseworking consultations to students and community members as it relates to housing; going over lease agreements, helping students with security deposit disputes, guiding Isla Vistans through landlord difficulties, and, if needed, informing students how to handle legal disputes with their landlord or leasing company. Additionally, the Tenants Union provides ample online resources and workshops on topics from unit habitability to move out rights to legal rights of survivors as they relate to housing. The Isla Vista Tenants Union also works to inform students of their rights through legal education and actively works to expand tenants rights at all levels of government.
    The Isla Vista Tenants Union is constantly working to make renting in Isla Vista easier and better. Projects such as creating facebook groups to let renters in the same complex communicate to better understand their situations, creating a freshman success guide to help new renters find places to live and ensure they are in a good unit, and more projects currently being worked on, all serve to help Isla Vista tenants year-round. Many of our resources are also listed in multiple languages, to best serve out diverse community.

    Con Statements


  • Maintaining AS’s IV Presence (Pardall Center)

    Do you support continued funding of $5.05* (of which $1.26 is for return to aid, an administrative assessment of $0.25 will be charged to all non-capital expenditures and $0.04 is for the Associated Students recharge fee, $3.54 will go to the Pardall Center) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) for the Pardall Center?**


    Pro Statements

    The presence of the AS Pardall Center in Isla Vista is one-of-a-kind in that it serves as a consistent space for students and non-students alike to rest, study, learn and gain valuable assistance from various resources offered the community by the Associated Students. The Pardall Center provides study, meeting and event space, free access to computers, printers and WiFi, and access to various resources, including the Legal Resource Center and Isla Vista Tenants Union.
    The Pardall Center is unique in a number of ways: It is the only space in Isla Vista that is fully funded and operated by Associated Students. It is the only space in Isla Vista that provides free space and services to the entire Isla Vista community. Due to its location in the center of Isla Vista, the Pardall Center also serves as a hub for information and access to resources in the community, assisting all members of the community to be active and engaged participants in Isla Vista’s civic and cultural life. In the next few years, the Pardall Center is expected to undergo interior and exterior renovations to better support the community’s needs.

    Con Statements


  • Multicultural Center (MCC)

    Do you support continued funding of $4.71* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, $3.72 will go to the MCC) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $4.46* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, $3.47 will go to the MCC) for summer quarter for MultiCultural Center?


    Pro Statements

    Reaffirming the MultiCultural Center will extend over 30 years of commitment to our communities and allow the MCC to continue to exist as a vanguard for equity, transformation, and liberation that centers collectivism, interconnectedness, hope, and healing for all.

    The MCC serves as a bridge for the entire campus community and actively engages with intersectional social justice issues that deeply impact our communities and diverse identities through educational programming and community-building events. As a student-centered space, the MCC remains committed to foster equitable learning and building connections across campus.

    The MCC was established by, and for, students in collaboration with the wider campus and surrounding community to provide a welcoming, brave space to combat all forms of discrimination. The MCC strives to ensure that students are thriving despite challenging circumstances through expanding services and providing resources to assist students in adapting to the university experience.

    Voting yes to reaffirm the MCC’s lock-in fees will continue a wide range of events and programming which are open to the general public. Your support will allow the MCC to continue to provide free event spaces (150-seat theater, lounge, meeting room, and kitchen) equipped with tech support services for students, student employment and scholarships, free food and refreshments during study jams, and programming collaborations.

    Voting yes to continue paying $3.72 for fall/winter/spring and $3.47 for summer (includes $0.99 for return-to-aid) will not increase the fees you already pay. Thank you for your continued support!

    Con Statements


  • Office of Student Life (OSL), now “SEAL”

    Do you support continued funding of $2.37* (of which $0.59 is for return to aid, $1.78 will go to OSL) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $2.37* (of which $0.59 is for return to aid, $1.78 will go to OSL) for summer quarter for Office of Student Life?


    Pro Statements

    I support reaffirming the Office of Student Life (SEAL) lock-in fee of $1.78 per AS UCSB Membership per quarter for the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. These funds shall be used to expand services to students in the leadership and first-year programs. It is such a small price to pay for the enrichment of student’s lives outside of the classroom. I have experienced firsthand the benefits of participating in organizations and being a leader in the community, and OSL has played an integral role in the programming and success of these organizations and leadership seminars. Without this funding from the Office of Student Life, many organizations that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion would be unable to thrive and hold events at the expense of the student community. OSL is an instrumental office that promotes student involvement and development through community building. Since there will be no increase in the fee and the fee is minimal despite how widespread the Office of Student Life is, I believe wholeheartedly that the Office of Student Life should be reaffirmed.
    Wendy Zanker, fourth year, Alpha Delta Pi,

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    I support reaffirming the Office of Student Life (SEAL) as a result of its multifaceted expertise in providing support and mentorship for students on campus. One of the areas that the department advocates for is Student Initiated Outreach Programs (SIOP). SIOP is our hub for supporting students-leaders from registered campus organizations to get involved in creating outreach programs for at-promise youth in underrepresented communities across the state. These programs are typically all-expense paid experiences spearheaded by student organizations with the main goal of increasing enrollment rates of marginalized communities of color into higher education institutions. Many student organizations have been creating these programs with the assistance of SEAL for over 20 years. I have had experience garnering the support from the department in my organization’s own outreach efforts with the College Link Outreach Program. It is thanks to the Office of Student Life that I had access to helpful peer advisors to assist with programming, valuable workshops like Bystander Intervention, and the ability to network with other departments on campus like RHA, CAPS, and EAOP. A reaffirmation for the Office of Student Life means continuing to provide student-leaders on campus with a platform to continue their work in creating an equitable educational environment for all students.

    Eric Palacios, fourth-year, Hermanos Unidos

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    I am writing in support of renewing the lock-in fee of $1.78 for OSL(SEAL). SEAL offers an array of services to all students and campus organizations including but not limited to peer advising, leadership training and development, student leader retreats, and funding opportunities. This department does so much for the campus community for such a small price. They foster a community for so many on campus by offering guidance and support for different campus orgs, Greek life, and so much more. Without them, programs like SIOP which supports organization's efforts to put on an outreach program for k-12 students or the ED 20 course which offers an education course for incoming students would not exist. The OSL(SEAL) has offered me and so many other students a sense of belonging and it would be a shame if future students did not receive these opportunities if this fee was not renewed.

    Abbie Cervantes, third-year undergraduate, Rho Psi Eta Pre-health sorority

    Con Statements


  • Recreation Sports (Rec Sports)

    Do you support continued funding of $17.43* (of which $4.36 is for return to aid, $13.07 will got to Recreation Sports) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $17.43* (of which $4.36 is for return to aid, $13.07 will go to Recreation Sports) for summer quarter for Rec Sports?


    Pro Statements

    The Recreation Sports fee goes directly towards opportunities for UCSB students, including Intramural Sports, Adventure Programs, Sport Clubs, use of the Recreation Center, and numerous recreation events. All of these programs provide unique and enriching opportunities to students, whether that be gear rental and backpacking trips with Adventures Programs, competing with friends in an intramural soccer game, or running in the Turkey Trot. These experiences are an important way that UCSB students meet each other and form a sense of community, this will only become more crucial in our return to campus and in-person classes. Events like Yoga Nights, Warm Up, Mindful Mondays, March Madness, the Dodgeball Tournament, and the Gaucho Cup are all made possible by the reaffirmation of this fee. In addition to providing amazing recreation activities, the Recreation Department employs hundreds of students in supportive professional environments. I cannot stress enough the importance of reaffirming this fee for the student community of UCSB.

    Best,
    Audrey Zenner
    Intramural Student Manager

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    The Recreation Sports fee is essential to the operation of a variety of Recreation programs including Intramurals, Adventure Programs, Sports Clubs, and other recreation events. Each of these programs offers unique services that allows students to explore their interests in an affordable way. This fee also allows for the employment of over 350 students, all who are able to share their passions with other students. As we all are awaiting the day in which we can interact with the people and community at UCSB, this fee is essential for the continuation of events that bring students together, including the Turkey Trot, Mindful Mondays, and Yoga Nights, as well as equipment rentals and intramural leagues such as soccer. I strongly recommend the reaffirmation of both the Intramural and Rec Sports fee, as it will go to countless events and opportunities that have not only enriched the experience that I have had at UCSB, but that of so many other students.
    -Grace Wiley

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  • Recycling

    Do you support continued funding of $1.94* (of which $0.30 is for return to aid, $1.64 will go to Recycling) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $1.69* (of which $0.30 is for return to aid, $1.39 will go to Recycling) for summer quarter for Recycling Program?


    Pro Statements

    The Associated Students Recycling Program has been driving UCSB’s recycling and waste reduction efforts for over 25 years. Today, our program helps the campus, student body, and environment in a variety of important ways:

    1. We collect recyclable materials from over 100 outdoor bins or bin sets all over campus as well as several departments. We are the only department on campus that is able to service these locations.
    2. We pick up electronic waste from 45 locations on campus and ship it to processors located exclusively in the United States, NEVER overseas.
    3. ASR was an essential partner in the Compost Pilot Project back in 2012 and now manages a robust compost pickup program by collecting compostable waste from 25 outdoor and indoor bins on campus in addition to compost bins in all AS offices. We also work on program expansion and promoting the use of compostable service ware at eateries across campus.
    4. We help to manage the Apartment Compost Initiative which provides the option to compost for UCSB students in undergraduate and graduate apartment complexes. ACI provides Marborg compost dumpsters, information on what you can compost, and advice about how to do so. .
    5. We conduct educational workshops and act as an information resource on recycling and waste reduction for the campus and community.

    The AS Recycling Lock-In Fee pays for student and professional staff salaries, supplies, and equipment. Without the support of the student body, our program could not exist. Please vote to continue funding the AS Recycling program so we can keep helping UCSB reduce its waste and hold our position as one of the best recyclers and composters in the UC system!

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  • Student Commission on Racial Equity: SCORE

    Do you support continued funding of $0.65* (of which $.10 is for return to aid, $0.55 will go to SCORE) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.56* (of which $0.10 is for return to aid, $0.46 will go to SCORE) for summer quarter for SCORE?

     


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  • Student Health

    Do you support continued funding of $26.27* (of which $3.57 is for return to aid, $22.70 will go Student Health) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $22.27* (of which $3.57 is for return to aid, $18.70 will go to Student Health) for summer quarter for Student Health?


    Pro Statements

    SHS Reaffirmation Fee Pro Statement
    Thank you for your continued commitment to support Student Health. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated clearly the difficulties and the need for maintaining continuity of healthcare. Your “YES” vote on the Student Health reaffirmation fee will help us preserve the necessary funding to provide enhanced services to our campus community. This fee reaffirmation, and your "YES" vote, will ensure students have access to Advice Nurses, Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Social Workers, and Thursday evening appointments. Your "YES" vote allows Student Health to continue to provide a wide range of medical and mental health services conveniently located on campus as well as via telemedicine. Student Health did not close its doors during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we shifted care to new areas and adapted to the changing landscape of healthcare delivery. Our mission is to provide essential healthcare services to the UCSB student body and with your "YES" vote to reaffirm the fee we will be able to continue doing so. Stay safe, stay well, and know we are here to meet your healthcare needs, as we look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.

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  • Take Back the Night

    Do you support continued funding of $0.52* (of which $0.08 is for return to aid, $0.44 will go to Take Back the Night) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $0.52* (of which $0.08 is for return to aid, $0.44 will go to Take Back the Night) for summer quarter for Take Back the Night?


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  • The Bottom Line (TBL)

    Do you support continued funding of $1.69* (of which $0.42 is for return to aid, $0.08 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected on all non-capital expenditures, $0.01 is for the 1% AS recharge fee, $1.19 will go to TBL) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) for The Bottom Line?


    Pro Statements

    The Bottom Line (TBL) is a student-run, student-funded newspaper at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). TBL provides an independent printed and online space for journalism that engages UCSB and the community. Our mission is to provide reliable reporting, offer an outlet for student voices, and serve as a primary training ground for aspiring student journalists, writers, photographers, artists, and videographers.

    What TBL will do for UCSB next year:

    Improve student accessibility to investigative news and essential information by expanding our multimedia services (e.g our video team, The Line) and increasing our social media presence on our digital platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok).
    Provide opportunities for students to learn professional writing skills through individualized training and practical application.
    Facilitate networking with other student publications and industry professionals at journalism conferences and TBL alumni seminars.
    Engage the UCSB community by sparking discussions on meaningful topics such as houselessness in Isla Vista, Indigenous land sovereignty, and student and labor rights.
    Ensure that UCSB always has a choice in media outlets and that underrepresented students on campus will always have a voice.

    TBL continues to be unique as an alternative news source, providing clear, concise, and unbiased news coverage for students, faculty, and staff at UCSB, as well as local community members. Your contribution of $1.19 per quarter — $3.57 for the entire year — will keep TBL safe from budget cuts that threaten our printed presence on campus.

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  • UC Student Association (UCSA)

    Do you support continued funding of $3.52* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $2.73 will for to UCSA) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $3.40* (of which $0.79 is for return to aid, $2.61 will go to UCSA) for summer quarter for UC Student Association?


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  • Undergraduate Night/Weekend Parking

    Do you support the continued funding of $3.33 (of which $0.33 is for the Associated Students recharge fee) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring, summer) and $3.33 Undergraduate Night and Weekend Parking?


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  • University Center (Ucen)

    Do you support continued funding of $9.51* (of which $2.38 is for return to aid, $7.13 will go to the Ucen) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $9.51* (of which $2.38 is for return to aid, $7.13 will go the the Ucen) for summer quarter for University Center?


    Pro Statements

    University Center Pro Statement

    In fall quarter, 2006, students voted to implement a $6.00 per quarter fee to support the University Center. This funding was part of the Students Initiative Fee and was sponsored by the University Center Governance Board (a student majority board that sets policy for the UCen). The fee was reaffirmed in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

    We’re asking you to once again support the UCen by voting Yes to reaffirm the fee. Why vote Yes?

    • Your support will continue to fund the types of programs and activities held in the Hub over the past two years including virtual events, concerts, comedy, DJ’s, dances, spoken word, and fundraisers for student organizations. Over 50 live events were held in the Hub prior to closing for the pandemic. The Hub has held virtual events ever since.
    • Live concerts co-sponsored with the AS Program Board included SABA and RAVYN. Concerts cosponsored with the Propaganda Club include DJ Graves and ARMNHMR. The UCen has partnered with many Student Organizations including Hermanas Unidas, SBKlub, Queer Commission, POPS Orchestra, the Professional Fraternity Council and RHA to bring you events such as Shout It Out Bingo, Zoo to You, and Banda Night.
    • During campus closure we partnered with SBKlub, Wellness Center, Hermanas Unidas and QTC, Hermanos Unidos, Pops Orchestra and the Food Bank and Campus Dining. Events include Shout It Out Bingo, speaker Minaa B., comedians and alumnus Chinedu Unaka and Corde Snell, music trivia games and cooking classes just to name a few.
    • The UCen is one of the largest employers of students on campus and your support of this fee helps us to fund their salaries.

    Please vote Yes to reaffirm the University Center Fee

    University Center Governance Board
    A Student Majority Board

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  • University Childcare Center

    Do you support continued funding of $6.96* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, and $5.97 will go the Childcare Center) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $5.96* (of which $0.99 is for return to aid, and $4.97 will go to the Childcare Center) for summer quarter for Child Care Center Fee?


    Pro Statements

    Since 1988 UCSB students have been strong supporters of the Campus Children’s Centers, demonstrating commitment to ‘UCSB’s youngest students’ by affirming the ‘University Children’s Centers and Child Care Support fees’.
    With your help we:
    Keep our University students in school - subsidizing child care tuition for UCSB student parents who often face serious financial hardship struggling to meet academic obligations and care for their family. Without these funds, many would be unable to attend UCSB or complete their academic obligations to graduate.
    Employ over 150 UCSB students quarterly as classroom teaching assistants; supported by on the job training, Peer Mentors, and professional development.
    Provide high quality early childhood care and learning for 400 children annually, 3 months to 5 years old. Approximately 30-35% of our parents are UCSB undergraduate or graduate students. We are a dynamic program and we are fiercely devoted to providing our UCSB community with exemplary care and education.
    We are proud of our Children’s Centers at UCSB. Our Child Care Centers and programs are simply not possible without UCSB student support.
    Please vote YES to reaffirm the Children’s Centers Support Fees.

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  • Womxn’s Commission-Commission for Marginalized Genders

    Do you support continued funding $0.52* (of which $0.08 is for return to aid,  and $0.44 will go to Womxn’s Commission) per AS/UCSB Membership per quarter (fall, winter, spring) and $.52* (of which $0.08 is for return to aid, and $0.44 will go to Womxn’s Commission) for summer quarter for Womxn’s Commission?


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  • Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee (SIRRC)

    Do you approve a mandatory fee of $2.52 per undergraduate per quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) to support the AS Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee (of the $2.52 collected, $0.63 is for a 25% return to aid, $0.12 is for a 7% administrative assessment collected by the campus on all non-capital expenditures, $0.02 is for the 1% AS recharge fee and $1.75 will go to the AS Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee)?


    Pro Statements

    This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the AS Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee (SIRRC). In 2007, SIRRC was created primarily to provide services and support to first-generation, low-income, and marginalized and underrepresented students, while still serving all students. The organization’s history includes the development of the Guiding Underrepresented Individuals Developing Educational Success (GUIDES) Summer Orientation (for first years and transfer students), GUIDES Mentorship Program (San Marcos High School and La Cuesta Continuation School), Book Bank, and the AS Food Bank. Additional projects include First Year Mentorship, CAMP, College Trip, PAGE+, study jams, and funding requests for other campus organizations.
    A dedicated $2.52 per quarter per undergraduate fee would allow for a secured annual budget in order to continue and expand the number of students who could access SIRRC programs. The secured annual budget will support SIRRC’s programs and help serve a growing population of students.

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