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About the Associated Students of UCSD (ASUCSD)

The Associated Students of the University of California, San Diego are the elected and appointed representatives of the UC San Diego student body. The ASUCSD works to promote student engagement through its services and leadership opportunities. The ASUCSD seeks to foster a cohesive community through active interaction and communication with students, the administration, and the greater San Diego Community. Our mission is to facilitate and encourage students to grow and develop through their involvement in student government, its services and auxiliaries. We promote student engagement in all areas of campus life through leadership, advocacy, and service in order to build and strengthen our community.

About the Office of Food and Housing Resources

The purpose of the office of housing resources is to help coordinate the campus wide effort to provide accessible, affordable, sustainable housing and food to all UCSD students. The office will work with partners both on and off campus to address housing needs.

Associate Vice- President of Housing resources

Shall direct the Office of Housing Resources, Shall create the annual goals and strategy for the office, Shall work with interns to assist with projects and goals, Appoint and oversee all Housing Resources staff positions, Issue quarterly reports on the status of on-campus and off-campus housing at UCSD, Shall appoint representatives to all housing related committees, Advocate the needs and concerns of the student body to Administration, Shall chair the AS Relief committee, Create and promote workshops and services to educate students on how to prepare to live on their own, Meet regularly with HDH and Off campus housing staff, Sit on Food Insecurirty Workgroup and Housing Insecurity Committee.

Goals and Projects for 2016-17

  • This is a brand new office, so a lot of the goals will be create with the interns, but these are some of the goals and iniaives already in progress:
  • get the ball rolling on off-campus housing affordability
  • help students with the process of moving off campus
  • Work with HDH to provide services that student want and can afford
  • get more students enrolled in CalFresh
  • throw some awesome events and have a great time fighting Food & Housing Insecurity!

Open Staff Positions for the Office of Food and Housing Resources

  • Office Staff

Chief of Staff

  • Will help the Associate Vice President to manage the office
  • Must attend a weekly meeting on behalf of the office on Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm

Reslife interns

  • Shall communicate with Reslife committee to set goals and projects
  • To work with RAs and ICRA to advocate needs of on campus students
  • Coordinate collaborative efforts between AS and Relief

Off-Campus housing interns

  • Work with Off-Campus Senators to program and advocate for off-campus residents
  • Collect data about off-campus residents
  • Create programs to educate students on how to move off campus
  • Organize Off-campus housing fair
  • Create partnerships with local student communities
  • Program off-campus events

Affordability interns

  • Research trends in housing prices on and off-campus.
  • Advocate UCSD and outside entities for affordable housing for students
  • Research statewide trends in regards to College Housing
  • Advocate for reasonable cost of living estimates
  • Educate students on budgeting and cost saving ideas

Legal interns

  • Work with student legal services to help students with housing cases
  • Create workshops to address tenant rights

Food network Intern

  • Manage UCSDs food network
  • Create educational events to address food needs
  • Work with Food Pantry managers to create programs to address food insecurity

Calfresh Intern

  • Work with Foodbank and HDH to manage Calfresh program at UCSD
  • Expand Calfresh educational programs at UCSD

Special events Intern

  • Coordinate marketing and material for special events in the office of Food and Housing
  • Address all logistical issues with special events
  • Work with AVP and other interns to enhance their programs and events.

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