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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 Health and Wellness

The purpose of the Office of Health and Wellness is to raise awareness of student health resources at UCSD and increase the use and knowledge of these resources to create a healthier student body. The AVP Health and Wellness will collect feedback on all student health resources and work to adapt the campus community in a way that reflects the current student health needs. The office will focus on general student health through UC insurance plans, UC insurance waivers, reduced access fees, and student health services; sexual assault and gender based violence through the Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) program and the campus community centers; mental health through all Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offices; and drug and alcohol awareness, education, and outreach to campus spaces and student organizations as well as training through the Floatie program.

Goals and Projects for 2016-17

  • Create a strong foundation for the Health and Wellness Office
  • Begin to look at Health Insurance plans and usage at UCSD
  • Help network and collaborate with existing niche health and wellness organizations at UCSD
  • Work with SHS to communicate advances, changes, and news regarding student health
  • Look at student health in the UC system and at other University Systems in comparison to UCSD

    Applicants will be contacted for an interview.
    For any enquiries, feel free to email aswellness@ucsd.edu.

Open Staff Positions for the Office of Health and Wellness

Data and Research Director/Intern

  • Shall provide the Health and Wellness office with data and student feedback from UCSD students, faculty, and UC-wide constituents.
  • Shall conduct data collecting and assessment methods including but not limited to student surveys, feedback surveys, questionnaires, and researching statistics and data from University database.
  • Shall develop different strategies to collect input and data and relay them to the student body.
  • Shall work with other directors in the office to help provide meaningful data and statistics for their issues that will help educate students, support campaign efforts, and back University improvements.

Student Health Intern

  • Shall be in charge of events and programming regarding student health.
  • Work closely with the Data and Research Director/Intern regarding research on UCSHIP and RAFT policies and compare to UC and other University campuses, as well as surveys on student health services and resources on campus.
  • Collaborate with WCSAB to garner awareness and education about current student health initiatives on campus.
  • Work with the LGBT Resource Center regarding UCSHIP and transgender care services in order to grow and adapt to the community needs.
  • Actively collaborate and communicate with the Student Health Advocate (SHA) program as dictated by the current AVP Health and Wellness and the SHA program director.

Sexual Assault and Gender-Based Violence Intern

  • Work closely with the Data and Research Director/Intern to collect data on UCSD sexual assault resources, as well as research on Title IX and UCSD compliance to Title IX.
  • Find ways to make sexual assault resources easily accessible and readily available for all students.
  • Put on programs regarding sexual assault awareness, education, and prevention
  • Serve as a liaison between the Women’s Commission, CARE, OPHD and the Office of Health and Wellness.

Mental Health Intern

  • Find ways to make mental health resources easily accessible and readily available for all students.
  • Put on programs regarding mental health, self-care, peer-wellness, and stigma.
  • Research UCSD CAPS and how the six colleges utilize their CAPS resources.
  • Reach out to campus community centers and organizations to establish culturally-competent mental health reviews and reports.
  • Actively collaborate and communicate with the CAPS Wellness Peer Educators (WPE) program as dictated by the current AVP Health and Wellness the CAPS WPE program staff.

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Intern

  • Work with ASUCSD and the Office of Health and Wellness to head the Floatie project.
  • Put on programs regarding that proactively educate and bring awareness to drug- and alcohol-based issues at UCSD.
  • Work closely with the Data and Research Director/Intern regarding UCSD drug and alcohol policies, especially in relation to festivals and on-campus housing, and make the information easily accessible and readily available for all students.
  • Actively collaborate and communicate with the Student Health Advocate (SHA) program as dictated by the current AVP Health and Wellness and the SHA program director.

Outreach Intern

  • Shall be in charge of internal and external communications to other entities like that of, but not limited to, organizations, students, faculty and companies.
  • Will work with the guidance of the AVP Health and Wellness and the Drug and Alcohol Awareness Intern to train student organizations and spaces on campus regarding the Floatie Program
  • Act as a liaison between the Office of Health and Wellness and designated spaces and student organizations on campus to facilitate free-flowing channels regarding drug and alcohol policies and the Floatie program.



    Applicants will be contacted for an interview.
    For any enquiries, feel free to email aswellness@ucsd.edu.

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