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.

2015-2016 Executive Team

Commissioner: Amy Shao

Chief of Staff: Praptee Chowdhury

Chief of Staff: Bianca Rosas

Administrative Coordinator: Noor Habib EL-Farra

Administrative Coordinator: Parker Mansfield

Marketing Director: Chris Chan

2015-2016 Directors

Art Series Co-Director: Kai Daniels

Art Series Co-Director: Pablo Simental

The Collective Director: Melody Chen

Concerts Series Director: Chelsea Saurer

DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Isabella Buckman

DiverseCity Tours Co-Director: Viviana Vivero

Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Patrick Fontenette

Hip Hop Congress Co-Director: Ricardo Aguilar

The Word Co-Director: Manuela Torres-Orejuela

The Word Co-Director: Michelle Portillo

Worldfest Co-Director: Jacqueline Nguyen

Worldfest Co-Director: Lauren Jones

JazzReggae Festival Executive Producer: Shannon Juarez


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

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/

The annual Hip Hop Congress Fashion Show is coming up and models are needed!! If you're feeling… instagram.com/p/BAbggsqijkN/

Come out tonight for a turnt concert at 7 PM at Kerckhoff Coffee House ft. CAC's very own Kai &… instagram.com/p/-chMssiji9/

TONIGHT AT 7 PM. 10 poets will be competing for 5 spots to go to UT Austin in the spring. It's going… instagram.com/p/96iIKICjlX/

Come to Kerckhoff Coffee House tonight at 7 PM to hear the amazing singer and former Jewkbox singer… instagram.com/p/9URdoaCjtB/

Culture Talks is hosting it's first ever event tomorrow! Come through and join the movement to end… instagram.com/p/9ES9lzCjoy/

Catch SpringSing contestant Lashon Halley and Ryan Nealon tonight at 7 PM in Kerckhoff Coffee House.… instagram.com/p/9CUUrsijgb/

This week's word is hosted by @Samahang! Come out to Kerckhoff Art Gallery at 7 PM for some deep thoughts and snaps. on.fb.me/1ZDD3S3

CAC Concerts tonight was LIT. Come next week on Monday at 7 PM to Kerckhoff Coffee House for another… instagram.com/p/8xEcAPCjlp/

The Cultural Affairs Commission has always and will always stand with Black Bruins. #BlackBruinsMatter #CAC

@ParagraphAddict The Word happens every Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you there regularly, stay up to date: tinyurl.com/CACWord

Go on a musical trip with Tabletalks (7 PM) and Misty's Fantasies (8 PM) tonight at 7 PM at Kerckhoff… instagram.com/p/8wcg0cCjrC/

The Cultural Affairs Commission's staff had a fun, productive, and informative retreat in San Diego… instagram.com/p/8etz6uijru/

CAC is more than just an office. CAC is family. CAC is life. The deadline to apply has been extended: goo.gl/8a3IgW.

Tyga, E-40, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Ab-soul, and MORE. goo.gl/PLfPyP Apply now: goo.gl/8a3IgW

Ask anyone in #CAC what the best thing that happened to them was. Do it. Don't miss your chance. Apply now. goo.gl/8a3IgW

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  • TOMORROW!!! 6:30PM!!!ACKERMAN!!! BE THERE!!! but w/ your laptop and Ableton downloaded and also early because only the first 35 are guaranteed an Ableton Push controller and do you really wanna be making dope beats w/o an Ableton Push controller??? cmon
  • CRYSTAL CAINES rapper, producer, and frequent collaborator w A$AP Ferg will be at our IN THE LAB WITH HHC beat making workshop this Monday night! Make sure you don't miss out and bring your laptop! #HHAM2016
  • Rapper and producer Eligh from hip hop group Living Legends will be joining us at our upcoming #HHAM2016 event, IN THE LAB WITH HHC, beat-making workshop this Monday from 6:30-9 PM in the Bruin Reception Room on the 2nd floor of Ackerman!