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

what we AREN’T gonna do is use halloween as an excuse to culturally appropriate. what we ARE gonna do is talk about… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Join @NFMLA on 10/21 for their film fest ft. European & American Horror Film Programs and open bar! Event info and discounted CAC tickets:

applications are due in just two days and we’re so excited for this year - here’s a lil glimpse into the cacfam!!!🌻 pic.twitter.com/tjEGwa9d7t

the Word on Wednesdays: come thru for beautiful poetry and beautiful minds. tonight’s Word will be in honor of Nat… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

it is ok to not be ok. it is ok to ask for help. your feelings are valid. you are valued. #WorldMentalHealthDay ♥️

it’s #IndigenousPeoplesDay! respect and honor indigenous identities today and every day. pic.twitter.com/KsHHuQlBR5

@pablocurates according to my roomie (sarena), no 😌 cuz u already in cac for life

ok ladies now let's start applications! cac organizes some of the coolest events here at ucla and we're hiring:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Don't forget to check out the Hammer Museum's newest series - People Power. This film series… instagram.com/p/BUIEa0PlLk2/

‼️WE'RE HIRING‼️ hit up tinyurl.com/m6664sn by may 15th to join #CACFam

Come out to the ASU office (322 Kerckhoff Hall) for @jazzreggaefest x @aaeucla Black Wednesday! pic.twitter.com/SnJdm8Lv6L

@cac_concerts tonight in Kerckhoff coffee house as always. Come listen to some tunes from Ajjaramaz and bel pic.twitter.com/KVeto04sVv

Come thru Kerckhoff art gallery for some week 2 vibes pic.twitter.com/qucMFQVA9s

What finals? Come thru to word tonight for a study break, u know u need it 🙅🏽📚 pic.twitter.com/7QnARDKUjl

Come out to MS 5137 TONIGHT to get woke about water w worldfest 💦👀 pic.twitter.com/UCmSQqJw7W

2 events tonite. Concerts at 7 in Kerckhoff ft. Maeve Riley and Isaiah Murtaugh. Opening of LGBTQ art exhibit hosted by gamma rho lambda @ 8

Just a reminder that the ARC Fund deadline is this Saturday at 11:59pm culturalaffairsla.com/funding/

CAC Instagram

  • Applications are due in just two days! ✨ Here’s a little taste of who we are - we can’t wait for you to be a part of our CACFAM!
  • Our usual lovely situation and celebration that is The Word, and tonight we are honoring and validating the experiences of LGBTQIA+/PoC on this National Coming Out Day! Much love, see you there<3
  • This weekend on October 13, 14, and 15th the Justice Work Group at UCLA will host Beyond the Bars LA: The End of Mass Incarceration, to bring together community organizations, activists, policy makers, researchers, students, and those directly impacted by issues of incarceration from across the nation. The conference seeks to join the efforts of individuals and groups in these different sectors all working to end mass incarceration by bringing together our knowledge, experience and expertise. Registration is free. Please visit justiceworkgroup.org to register and for more details.
  • Interested in creating quality programming with cultural, political, or social relevance at UCLA? Join the CACFAM! 
Apply now with the link in our bio 😌