Check out the ASUC Undergraduate-Graduate Mentorship Program!

Want to know what it’s like to go to Law School? Dreaming of becoming a doctor? Reaching for that MBA? What about taking the next step and pursuing another degree? Then look no further! The ASUC Undergraduate-Graduate Mentorship Program (UGMP) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to obtain individualized guidance from a graduate student. The graduate student will be a mentor who will offer advice and answers to the undergraduate who is interested in gaining more knowledge about his/her academic field of interest, the graduate school process, or just about future academic endeavors.

Participants will be expected to enroll in and attend a DeCal during the spring semester, which will take place every other week for an hour and a half. The class will include guest speakers and panelists directed towards providing undergraduates with information about graduate school. Mentors and mentees should meet at least once a week outside of class to reflect on course workshops and gain advice on their future goals.

This is a great chance for undergraduate students to take advantage of the wisdom and experiences of the graduate and professional degree students on campus. Not only will undergraduates learn about the graduate process, but they will also establish relationships with their mentors, bringing students with similar interests together.

So Apply Now! Applications will be due in late January, and the DeCal will begin in early February of Spring 2012 with a mixer to introduce the undergraduate and graduate students to one another and allow them to mingle and hopefully find the right mentor/mentee. Like us on Facebook, and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions! 

It is the ASUC’s hope for the program to enhance the Cal student community’s academic potential, to close the gap between undergraduate and graduate education, and to continue the academic success of this university.

Student Technology Council’s Code for Cal!


Max Kazer, the OP ASUC STC Representative would like me to forward the following email to all of you. Please read the email and help us find applicants.




———- Forwarded message ———-
From: <>
Date: Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: Email to the Senators
To: Sukhpreet Sembhi <>

Hello ASUC Senators,
As you know, the Student Technology Council (STC) is a student-led advisory group founded to identify and prioritize students’ information technology needs and opportunities, in support of UC Berkeley’s mission.
This year one of our activities is a Web application competition that we have named Code for Cal, where students will use their creativity and skills to develop Web and mobile applications designed to improve the campus experience.
To help us guide our competitors, we are seeking your suggestions about the kinds of applications that would improve the services that you offer to the student body. When have you wanted to say to a student “We’ve got an app for that!” only to realize that you don’t?  We are looking for small ideas that can make great improvements to preexisting services or new, innovative ideas that will support the future of student services on campus. As Senators of UC Berkeley’s student government, you are in tune with the needs of the students the best. Accordingly, you have the potential to create the greatest impact by providing us with your ideas. We would appreciate receiving any proposals you have for applications that can address the current needs of the students.
Here are a few guiding questions:
1.    Is there a service or application that is currently used that can be re-optimized or built upon to increase performance or be more user-friendly?
2.    Is there a service or application that would benefit the students that does not exist currently?
3.    Generally, is there an application or technology service that you would like to see available here at Cal?
Please have a look at the Proposals page on the STC website ( to see details of the Web Application competition we organized last spring and the winning application ideas.
Please email your suggestions to by Friday, December 2 along with the following details.
–       Phone number
–       Willingness to work with students as the potential functional owner
–       Your suggestions/proposals
We look forward to hearing from you!
Questions?  Email

Sukhpreet Sembhi
Chief of Staff | Office of the President | ASUC
Walter A. Haas School of Business

University of California, Berkeley

Greek Community Service Updates: Delta House of Pancakes and BUILD Literacy Mentor

** No service roundtable for December, instead I will be emailing out a checklist of what you should do for transitions and how to prepare for next semester.
** If you have any philanthropies you would like to send out please email me a short excerpt and I’ll forward it to the service chairs and put it in the newsletter
** SUBMIT A TRACKING FORM and check out the new service page for Cal Greeks- Pictures coming soon :
Please come enjoy unlimited pancakes at Delta House of Pancakes this Sunday, Dec. 4th from 10am-2pm. Tickets are $5 presale and $6 at the door and all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s  Research Hospital. Please contact our Philanthropy Chair for tickets!
Tri Delt’s address is 2300 Warring Street!
Apply to Be a BUILD Literacy Mentor!
Interested in making a change in the lives of local youth? Do you have Work Study?Become a BUILD mentor and help youth improve their literacy skills and reading!
Applications Due:     Friday, December 2nd
Apply Online at:
Pay: $12.50/hour through Work Study or 1-2 course units Contact: or 510-642-5753 with questions or if you are interested in Site Director leadership positions with BUILD.
Go Bears!

Jenny Pilecki
Fraternity & Sorority Service Liaison
University of California, Berkeley
(714)852-9206 |
Service Tracking form URL:

Job opening in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions – Social Media Editor!

Dear Colleagues:


I am writing to ask for your help in identifying an ideal candidate for an exciting opportunity as the Social Media Editor for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  Please share this job announcement with your staff and colleagues who you know would be great candidates.


Please feel free to have interested applicants contact our recruiter directly should they have questions or wish to know more about this wonderful opportunity! Our recruiter’s direct line is listed in the announcement below. Thank you.



Position Opening: Social Media Editor (Media Communications Specialist 1)

UC Berkeley – Main Campus


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must provide a fair opportunity for every applicant to obtain admission to the University, operate in a professional manner that ensures positive staff morale and values hard work and dedication, communicate and collaborate effectively, present a coordinated effort to standardize procedures and document best practices, offer a variety of methods for professional development, and provide first-class customer service in a cost-effective and transparent manner.

This is a six month contract position with the possibility of a one year extension.




• Under the guidance of the Electronic Communications Specialist 3, learns to develop and execute social media strategy for news, information, events, deadlines, and other key information to promote UC Berkeley to a variety of populations.  Builds audience base for content delivered via social media.  Utilizes tools/metrics to gauge effectiveness of efforts and adjusts accordingly.  Creates basic reports and analysis of social media efforts to determine outcomes and effectiveness.
• Under the guidance of the supervisor, carries out special projects, either short-or long-term, focusing on digital and social media efforts for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA).  Assists others in OUA with projects, publication editing and design, presentation development, and other assignments as needed.  Posts Twitter messages; answers questions and posts messages on prospective student interactive websites; coordinates central Facebook site for OUA and other social media outlets.  Builds followings and helps to amplify UC Berkeley OUA messages, news, events, and announcements via social media.
• Supports department and/or campus in general assignments such as event support, application review, project management, publication design and creation, and media relations as assigned.
• Participates in reader training and other OUA training to gain an understanding of the processes occurring within OUA to better facilitate effective social media communication.
• Drafts simple news releases, routine statements, newsletters and brief articles.




• Working knowledge of concepts and principles of news, media communications and media relations.
• Working knowledge of the campus, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure.
• Basic written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills and political acumen.
• Basic organizational skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.


For additional information, please visit and reference Job #13223, or you can contact Jennifer Beston at or 510.643.1828.


Human Resources Services

University of California, Berkeley

Student Life/A&E Business Operations

2515 Channing Way, MC 5150

510.643.5001 main line

510.643.9181 fax

SASCERADE in the City!

SASCERADE in the City

When: Friday, DECEMBER 2nd, 2011
9pm (first bus) and 10pm (second bus – upper classmen priority)
Where: Club Mist in San Francisco

Hello Ridiculously Beautiful Community!
Are ya’ll tired of school, midterms and other stressful items in life?
Do you want to celebrate when all this is over?
Do you wanna get down and silly with some fine ass people?

You may ask.. what is this sascerade in the city? Well, its a bunch of fine ass, good looking people, getting on a bus, then getting into a club, and then getting down with each other! The date is still up for confirmation, but the save the date in your calender – Friday, DECEMBER 2nd, 2011! THE LAST DAY OF INSTRUCTION.

Tickets will be $20 for ticket into the bus and the club!

Proceeds will be going to help fundraise SASC SI! SASC Summer Institute is a 5 day 4 night program in the summer that engages Southeast Asian youth with learning about the historical context of the War in Southeast Asia, the refugee experience and contemporary issues within the Southeast Asian community. Also, it provides a safe space for students and mentors to open up and learn from each others experiences while creating new ones together through workshops, dialogue and fun activities. SO… Say you’ll come celebrate the end of fall semester 2011 with us! Get down with some cute/awesome/fun people! and go cray before RRR week kicks in!

You can get tickets/ turn in money to and SASComm or SASC Internal member!

Get ready for some SASClovin’! ❤
Facebook event

Apply to be the Vice President of Recruitment for the Interfraternity Council – Due today at 4pm

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM. Please follow through on the promise that many of you made at elections night and encourage members of your chapters to apply.
Please forward this to the rest of your membership.

Due Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM

Applications MUST be completed and submitted on-line by Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM
IFC VP of Recruitment Elections will be held at Tau Kappa Epsilon (2725 Channing Way) on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
All chapter/colony presidents will be emailed a completed packet of all applications for review prior to the elections meeting.

Again, this is the application link:

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.


David Lopez
President | Interfraternity Council

University of California, Berkeley

Leadership | Scholarship | Friendship | Service

Invitation: Join us for the Seismic Compliance Day of Action – Sat., Dec. 3, noon-2pm, Steps of Sproul

Dear friends and allies,

The recent seismic activity in the East Bay have been the latest events to highlight the importance of retrofitting Berkeley’s apartment buildings. Unfortunately, dozens of landlords of soft-story buildings (buildings with unreinforced masonry and typically a garage underneath) are not yet in compliance with the bare minimum of Berkeley’s code, which requires them to provide signage notifying their tenants that these buildings, until retrofitted, may not be capable of withstanding a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. Many of these buildings house students, senior citizens, and low-income tenants, who would be among the most vulnerable should the unthinkable happen.
This Saturday, you are invited to take action and let these tenants know that their landlord has not yet fulfilled his or her obligation to notify them – much less begun steps to seismically retrofit their buildings. We will be delivering letters to tenants’ mailboxes or doorsteps, letting them know of the landlord’s obligation under existing law, and providing helpful information, such as numbers to contact and what kind of supplies tenants should have on hand in preparation for a natural disaster.
Join us at the steps of Sproul as we kick off the event with a brief press conference and then hit the pavement!
Saturday, December 3, noon-2pm
Noon: Meet at steps of Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley Campus
12:20pm: Departure to buildings surrounding UC Berkeley campus (if arriving late, please contact Igor at 510-295-8798 to find out where to meet)

Please contact for further information. We hope you will join us for this important action. Disaster preparedness and information cannot wait a moment longer!
*This action is not officially sanctioned by any public agency, including the Berkeley Rent Board

Igor A. Tregub
UC Berkeley, Class of 2008 (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/B.A. Political Science) | GO BEARS!
Commissioner, City of Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board |
Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Group Executive Committee |
Advisory Board Member, New Leaders Council – San Francisco |
Mobile | 510-295-8798

“The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

California Higher Education Sustainability Conference – Call for Proposals!

Call for Proposals
CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
Hosted by UC Davis
June 18th-22nd, 2012
Submissions Due: January 20th, 2012

The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) highlights cutting-edge case studies as well as research, curriculum development, and community partnerships. This unique event is jointly organized by independent/private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions.

The CHESC seeks speakers who have crossed silos within their institutions to create sustainable change, infuse concepts of sustainability into curriculum, and/or to pursue research questions related to sustainability (especially where the research has or could be applied to campus sustainability). We are especially excited about proposals where a connection has been made across academic and operational departments. In the words of Fritjof Capra:

“The more we study the major problems of our time, the more we come to realize that they cannot be viewed in isolation. They are systemic problems, which means that they are interconnected and interdependent.”

Campus staff, faculty, students, and administrators are encouraged to submit proposals on case studies, pilot programs, and replicable best practices. We are equally interested in projects where a key lesson was learned and projects that were successful in the traditional sense.

This year potential speakers will be asked to submit proposals that highlight or create a link between at least two of our core topic areas (click the titles below for more information on each):

a. Climate Action Planning
b. Curriculum
c. Energy
d. Food Systems
e. Green Building
f. Healthcare
g. Institutionalizing Sustainability
h. Local (Regional Case Studies)
i. Procurement and Business Services
j. Research
l. Social Equity
m. Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
n. Transportation
o. Waste Reduction and Recycling
p. Water and Landscape

During this call for proposals process, we will also be accepting proposals for:

Poster Show
Throughout the conference, we will highlight posters that describe research, creative activities, and best practices related to sustainability. This is an opportunity for students, faculty, campus staff, and administrators to present and communicate their work from the past academic year to a diverse audience.

Student Convergence
The convergence is a post-conference, half-day workshop on Thursday, June 21st, 2012. It will highlight new student campaigns, upcoming projects, and skill sharing workshops. Students will also have a chance to network with other student leaders from California Community Colleges, California State University, University of California, and Private campuses throughout the state collectively as well as with students from their own systems. The convergence is free, and students can attend it without attending the main conference.

For more information, please visit our Call for Proposals website

Please share this announcement with your colleagues and contact Katie Maynard, Event Manager, if you have any questions: 805-448-5111;

Best Regards,

Katie Maynard
Event Manager
CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Sustainability Coordinator
University of California, Santa Barbara

Save the Date!
CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
June 18th-22nd, 2012 at UC Davis
Follow the conference on twitter:

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