About CAC

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.

2016-2017 Executive Team

Commissioner: Amy Shao

Co-Chief of Staff: Praptee Chowdhury

Co-Chief of Staff: Lauren Jones

Administrative Coordinator: Jacqueline Nguyen

Administrative Coordinator: Jenna Moorman

Intern Director: Chelsea Saurer

Finance Director: Melody Chen

Marketing Co-Director: Jarelle Balanzat

Marketing Co-Director: Nephele Troullinos


2016-2017 Directors

Art Series Director: Weiwen Balter

The Collective Director: Sarah Kady

Concerts Series Director: Stefan Dismond

DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Jasmine Ruano

DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Alexis Cervantes

Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Kofi Jones

Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Jesse Randhawa

The Word Director: Leila Malikyar

The Word Director: Kevin Yang

Worldfest Co-Director: Rachel Kuria

Worldfest Co-Director: Ana Palacio

JazzReggae Festival Executive Producer: Malia Smith


UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission
311 Kerckhoff Hall
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310) 825-6564

Come by Kerckhoff Coffeehouse tonight at 7PM for some weekly jams courtesy of @cac_concerts !!! 🎷🎼

Full house tonight at kerckhoff art gallery for the word. Come thru now! pic.twitter.com/l6a0mbfaCB

Word on Wednesday is tomorrow!! Stop by Kerckhoff Art Gallery and be blessed by dope performances from The Black No… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Check out Wonderlust and Common Souls tonight at Kerckhoff Coffee House at 7pm!! S/o to @cac_concerts for doin this every week!!

Come thru for a lil study break at Word on Wed tonight @ Kerckhoff Art Gallery from 7-9PM! pic.twitter.com/28kx2t89qG

Welcome back to school y'all! We can't wait for the year ahead, the concerts, open mics, art… instagram.com/p/BK43OAjAYIz/

Come support CAC Art Series' first ever pop up show in DTLA tomorrow night at 7! pic.twitter.com/y8qq10xatI


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In only 5 minutes, sign ups to see Isaiah Rashad & Casey Veggies LIVE will open on… instagram.com/p/BCFLtZACjrk/

ISAIAH RASHAD & @CASEYVEGGIES @ Hip Hop Explosion this Thursday!! Be ready to RSVP tonight at 11:59PM! !! facebook.com/events/1314402…

TOMORROW! 6:30PM! ACKERMAN! BE THERE! w/ your laptop and Ableton downloaded and also early… instagram.com/p/BBgz2fFijgZ/

CRYSTAL CAINES rapper, producer, and frequent collaborator w A$AP Ferg will be at our IN THE LAB… instagram.com/p/BBb4iMcCjhC/

Rapper and producer Eligh from hip hop group Living Legends will be joining us at upcoming… instagram.com/p/BBbFBKzijh2/

Proud to announce student artist @alecbeatz will be performing tomorrow at Hip Hop Appreciation… instagram.com/p/BBOz_2WCjmF/

CAC Instagram

  • Don't forget to come through to the Word tonight just to listen or share your voice✨ Kerckhoff Grand Salon at 7!
  • Come through this Wednesday (10/19) to the Word to watch your talented peers and two featured artists! It's the perfect study break🙌🏽
  • A beautiful piece showcased in kerckhoff grand salon by our art series✨
  • DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED - Don't forget to apply! Apps are due Wednesday (10/12) and can be found on our website or facebook! Don't hesitate to ask any questions #rushcac