What is the Cultural Affairs Commission?
The Cultural Affairs Commission is one out of the thirteen offices in USAC, the Undergraduate Student Association Council. The mission of the Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC) is to put on quality programming with cultural, political, or social relevance that are accessible to all students. The commission is focused on “edutainment” (education + entertainment), arts activism, and student-run programs that ignite dialogue regarding current events, facilitate an exhibition of creativity, and promote cultural opportunities on campus. From Bruin Bash to Hip Hop Explosion to the JazzReggae Festival, our events are some of the most recognized events at UCLA, bringing entertainment to both campus and the greater Los Angeles community, all in a collective effort to promote cultural awareness and dialogue.
What is USAC?
“USAC” is an acronym for Undergraduate Students Association Council, the governing body of the Undergraduate Students Association (USA) whose membership is comprised of every UCLA undergraduate student. USAC’s thirteen student officers and commissioners are elected by members of the Undergraduate Students Association at an annual election held during Spring Quarter. USAC serves UCLA students in many ways, primarily advocating for student needs and concerns on and off campus.
2013-2014 Executive Team
Commissioner: Jessica Trumble
Chief of Staff: Jamie Crisostomo
Chief of Staff: Tia Brandt
Administrative Coordinator: Brian Wang
Administrative Coordinator: Irmary Garcia
Marketing Director: Samantha Ayson
Art Series Director: Kylie Carrigan
The Collective Director: Bianca Rosas
Concerts Series Director: Grace Lynch
DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Aleli Caluza
DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Sameen Naqvi
Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Temi Adesima
Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Ramanveer Virk
The Word Director: Sy Stokes
Worldfest Co-Director: Jessica Keane
Worldfest Co-Director: Sameera Nayak
JazzReggae Festival Executive Producer: Jasmine Pierik