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

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Don't miss out on the first DiverseCity Tour of the year! We'll be goin out to Echo Park this Sunday. RSVP:… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

You know it's gonna be great!!! Come see some performances from Jessica Romoff and Mila Cuda, or perform somethin y… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Heard it's gonna be a great night tonight at Kerckhoff with @cac_concerts! Come see Nate Schwartz and friends play strange grooves at 7 👯‍♂️

✨It's finally Wednesday again! Catch performances by Eva B. Ross and Alyesha Wise tonight at 7PM ✨ pic.twitter.com/SCC39rWri3

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

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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

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


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  • Hey y'all! We hope you had an amazing break full of good food and relaxing days. Because it is Wednesday, we are going to kick off with Open Mic Night at the Word. Come through Kerckhoff Grand Salon from 7-9 pm to celebrate the new year with good vibes. See you there!
  • Come thru to the Word tonight in kerckhoff grand salon! Tonight's event is sponsored by the African American studies department & the Social Justice Work Group. There will be food available and the Word is supporting the Group's Bruin Book Drive so please bring any spare books you have! It's a great way to unwind before the stress of finals
  • Don't forget to come thru Kerckhoff Coffee Shop tomorrow evening for some good vibes and beautiful music🎶 #Ucla #cac #bruins #coffee #music
  • Concert series on Monday's🤗 #ucla #cac #culturalaffairs