Sponsored by the Dean of Students and the Center for Student Leadership, the
Fall 2011 OSKIs Spotlight award recognizes individual students and student
organizations each semester that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the
quality of student life and who, through their works, inspire campus spirit
and promote inclusion. Nominations for this semester are now open! To
nominate an individual, an organization, or yourself, please complete the
Nomination Form at http://tinyurl.com/fall2011oskis by Thursday, November
10, 2011 at 5pm.
For more information about these awards, please visit our website at
Recipients will be provided with a monetary contribution for the
organization or student to continue their work, receive recognition in the
Daily Cal, and receive an invitation to an awards reception with the Dean of
Students to discuss their work and how the Office of the Dean of Students
and the Center for Student Leadership can be supportive in helping the
student or organization enhance their efforts.
Thank you in advance for your participation, and happy nominating!
Planning: Our goal is to integrate, relate, and enrich the various sources of information students rely on to plan for the courses they are taking each term and throughout their academic program.
Student Advocates to the Regents (StARs)
Student Advocates to the Regents (StARs)
Student Advocates to the Regents are UC students who attend Board of Regents meetings. StARs meetwith and build relationships with Regents and speak about student priorities.They are provided directaccess to the Regents, without the constraints of the line separating approved guests from the publicaudience. StARs meet Regents during informal parts of the agenda, which includes breaks and meals.
There are four student advocates on each meeting day. StARs are expected to stay for the entiremeeting on the days they commit to attend, usually 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
UCSA prepares StARs by providing background information about agenda items of interest to studentsand talking points on students’ priorities and strategy. Student advocates debrief their experience andnotes with UCSA at the end of the day.
The Office of the President assists in making sure student advocates have a good experience and arereimbursed for travel. They also help introduce student advocates to Regents or top administrators.
UC Regent Meeting Schedule 2011-12:
Nov. 15-17, 2011 – UCSF Mission Bay
Jan. 17-19, 2012 – Location TBA
March 27-29, 2012 – Location TBA
May 15-17, 2012 – Location TBA
July 17-19, 2012 – Location TBA
For any questions, more information or apply to be a StAR at the Nov Regents meeting please contact
University Affairs Director
When: Thursday, October 27th from 11 AM – 2 PM
Where: Haas Courtyard (tables are free for your use)
Why: To celebrate the diversity in Cal by showcasing diverse organizations and allowing them to sell ethnically-relevant foods for their own fundraisers.
“The Berkeley Student Foundation is a California non-profit public benefit corporation. The organization was formed by students who attend the University of California at Berkeley and who are members of the student government on the campus known as the Associated Students of the University of California. The organization was formed in March 1999. It achieved 501 C (3) status on July 15, 1999.
The Board of Directors of the organization is made up of nine students. Three of the eight members are the elected Student Body President and the elected Executive and Academic Affairs Vice Presidents. The other six board members are also students at the University who are members of the ASUC Senate. Each of the board members serves for the year of their election to student government on the Berkeley campus.
The Berkeley Student Foundation was formed in response to the enactment of Proposition 209 by the electorate in California in 1997, which effectively ended consideration of race and ethnicity in determining admission to any public university in the state. With the passage of Proposition 209, there has been a sharp reduction in the numbers of students who are members of underrepresented minorities on the University of California, Berkeley, campus.
The Berkeley Student Foundation awards scholarships to students who are members of underrepresented minority groups in order to encourage diversity on the Berkeley campus. Underrepresented minority groups include Native American, African-American, Chican@/Latin@, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, and Multi-ethnic (at least one parent must be a member of one of the aforementioned groups), the minority groups identified by the University as being historically underrepresented in the student body.
In 2010, the Berkeley Student Foundation added students who qualify as disabled under the University’s disabled student program as a category eligible to receive a scholarship. Students with a physical or mental disability eligible for classroom accommodation under Title II of the American for Disabilities Act and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, who participate in the University’s disabled student program (see University of California website for more information) are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Any individual wishing to attend the University of California, Berkeley, who is a member of one of the aforementioned groups is eligible to apply for a scholarship award. The scholarships are $1,000 for each year of attendance at the University. So long as the recipients meet certain minimum standards, the scholarships are receivable for four years so that each award may be valued at $4,000. Up to ten scholarships are awarded for the fall semester of each academic year and up to three scholarships are awarded for the spring semester of each academic year.
The Spring semester scholarships are available to freshman, first year transfer students who attend the University and who did not apply for a scholarship before becoming a student and disabled students. These awards are for $500 for the first semester and $1,000 per year for each additional year up to a total of four years so that each of these awards may be valued at $3,500.
The Foundation makes these scholarship awards to encourage students to attend and stay at the Berkeley campus. The awards are not mailed directly to the recipients. Rather, the funds are deposited with the campus undergraduate financial aid office to be credited toward tuition or any other payments due from the recipient once he/she enrolls on the Berkeley campus.
Since the 2000-2001 academic year (the first year these scholarships were available), the Foundation has made over 100 separate awards. At present, there are 36 students on campus who are BSF scholarship recipients.
The scholarship program is named in memory of two deceased members of the Berkeley faculty who were instrumental in encouraging students of color to attend and thrive on campus, Jenny Franchot and Albert Johnson.
If you need any further information, please contact the Foundation c/o Greg Brock at BrockLawOffice@gmail.com or call him at (510) 841-1171. “
Want to be part of a life changing experience? Then join the SASC SI Committee!
What is SASC SI?
Southeast Asian Student Coalition Summer Institute (SASC SI) is a five-day, four-night summer program for high school youth. Within these days, the students experience their history, ethnic identities, culture, and struggles bounded by the War in Southeast Asia. Students are usually from all over California, but we’ve also had students from out of states. SI aims to promote awareness, critical thinking, community building, self discovery, and access to higher education for the Southeast Asian youth.
How does this amazing program happen?
It’s a community process: Coordinators + Mentors + Volunteers + Alumni + Mentees + Community = SASC SI. We are currently looking for committee members to help make this summer institute happen once again since its establishment in 2002. We are seeking folks with passion and drive. No prior experience is needed; only motivation and the commitment to be involved and learn more about the issues that affect Southeast Asian Communities.
As a committee member the experience is both touching and truly rewarding. At the end of that one week, there will be sweat, tears, happiness, and most importantly, love. Whether you are looking for leadership skills, family, friends, organizing work, community involvement, or love, this is for you. This year, SASC SI will take place from June 20th – 24th! Come join us to help create this life changing experience.
If you are interested in getting involved please sign up at the following link:
If you have any questions please dont feel shy to contact one of this year’s SASCI SI Commitee Chairs:
Nathalie Chau – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nhan Vu – email@example.com
Louisa Vue – firstname.lastname@example.org
The first SASC SI Committee meeting/bonding will be November 2nd. The place and time will be later announced.
In love and solidarity,
Southeast Asian Student Coalition
Summer Institute Co-Chairs
SASC Mission Statement:
To unite Southeast Asian communities, particularly those bounded by the historical context of the Viet Nam War and to address the social injustices, economic inequalities, and political under-representation that they face.