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.
2014-2015 Executive Team
Commissioner: Irmary Garcia
Chief of Staff: Grace Lynch
Chief of Staff: Bianca Rosas
Administrative Coordinator: Amy Shao
Administrative Coordinator: Jason Shang
Co-Marketing Director: Sean Perfecto
Co-Marketing Director: Grace Jin
Art Series Director: Hannah Leiber
The Collective Director: Samantha Ong
Concerts Series Director: Courtney Holcomb
DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Isabella Buckman
DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Viviana Vivero
Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Neima Patterson
Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Mukhtar Kaissi
The Word Co-Director: Sandy Vazquez
The Word Co-Director: Kim Nguyen
Worldfest Co-Director: Vanessa Basulto
Worldfest Co-Director: Danielle Nguyen
JazzReggae Festival Co-Executive Producer: Jasmine Pierik
JazzReggae Festival Co-Executive Producer: Madeline Jones