A.S. Food Bank

As of April 19, 2011, the Associated Students Food Bank was officially open. This service provides free non-perishable food and toiletries to students in need and respects the confidentiality of its users. The A.S. Food Bank we have serviced over 700 students and over 3000 visits.  The Associated Students Food Bank is run and led by students […]


      Dec. 31, 2008 After a close November 2009 campaign for Santa Barbara 3rd Districts Supervisor between Steve Pappas ­­­and Doreen Farr.  Steve Pappas lost the fall run-off by 805 votes.  Because he was handedly beat by Doreen Farr when it came to the student vote [two-thirds of the student vote went to […]

Movie Ideas

This is a constantly updated list of movies for student groups to utilize for workshops, educational discussions, screening and dialogues.  All films in this section are available for free on youtube, vimeo, or can be borrowed through Associated Students UCSB.   These movies touch on a variety of issues ranging from anti-militarism, white racism, inter […]

Concerned Students

1993 Library Occupation:  Members of the group Concerned Students take over the library and stage an all-night teach-in to protest the UCSB admin’s recent decision to shorten the library’s hours.  The action is part of a UC-wide day of action protesting fee increases and dwindling student services in the UC system.   Due to a […]

The Fight For An Ethnic & Gender Studies Requirement

The fight for Ethnic, Gender, and Sexualities general education requirement at UCSB has taken many different shapes over the years.  One of the more recent UCSB student initiated campaigns took form in  2004 with the G.E. Coalitions: Queer, Gender, and Sexualities Campaign.   Prior to the 2004 campaign a student coalition named the United Front […]

Student Lobby

Student Lobby History In the late 1960’s, University of California students interning in state legislature offices observed a need for an organization to represent student opinion at the state capitol level.  It was at this point in time that the Legislature was authoring some of the most regressive pieces of legislation ever, such as surrounding […]

A.S. Boards

Academic Affairs Board was first established in the late 1960’s in order to provide a formal vehicle for student input into academic areas.  The number of committees open to students has grown over the years to include representation in general education, undergraduate education, academic planning, and educational planning to name a few.  This list has […]

Strategies & Tools

Strategies & Tools:is a compilation of trainings, workshops, and curriculum for student and community organizers. Workshops TrainingsConferencesCurriculumInternships G.R.O.W. Grassroots Organizing Weekend is a comprehensive three-day training for student organizers and activists facilitated by the United States Student Association USSA.  This training teaches students how to be more strategic in their fight for justice on campus and […]

Last Lecture Series

    “The Last Lecture” idea has become a common exercise on many college campuses.  Professors are asked to consider their own deaths and speak about what matters most to them.  A.S. Academic Affairs Board was inspired by Randy Pausch’s Carnegie Mellon University lecture to start UCSB’s own Last Lecture Series.  Alan Fridlund, a Psychology Professor […]