Spring 2019 Campus Elections

The Spring 2019 campus elections period has now ended. Results will be posted to this site in early June 2019.

For more information, or to request accommodation, please contact Brian Arao at 831-459-3793 or barao@ucsc.edu.  For more information on campus elections policy, or to view results of past elections, please visit elections.ucsc.edu 


Referenda

This year's ballot includes the following four referenda:

Measure 70: Career Center Platforms and Programs Fee [Full Language (PDF)]

Shall the undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC provide funding for the Career Center to support platforms and student directed programing by enacting a $10.89 per student, per quarter (fall, winter, spring) Career Center Platforms and Programs Fee, beginning Fall 2019? This fee will sunset in 12 years (through Spring 2031).

Measure 71: Amendment to College Student Government Fee (undergraduates only) [Full Language (PDF)]

Shall the undergraduate students of UCSC increase the College Student Government Fee from $10/per undergraduate student/per quarter to $20/per undergraduate student/per quarter over a four (4) year period to be allocated by separate student governments at each college? Under the advisement of the College Programs Coordinators, fee increase would go to support student events, student salaries, stipends for orientation staff, and funding allocations for student orgs. Effective fall quarter 2019 with an increase of $7, increasing $1 each fall until the total fee is $20.

Measure 72: Student Success Hub Facility Fee [Full Language (PDF)]

Shall the undergraduate and graduate students of UCSC approve the Student Success Services Hub Fee to be assessed to all students as part of the Kresge College Renewal Project? This compulsory $23.90 quarterly fee will be assessed in the fall, winter, and spring quarters, and a reduced fee will be charged in the summer quarter based on the level of services available and consultation with the Student Fee Advisory Committee. The fee would allow the Division of Student Success to secure permanent space as part of the Kresge College Renewal Project for the following critical student services and programs: Slug Support, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the COVE - UC Santa Cruz’s resource center for students in recovery.

Measure 73: Student Transportation Fee - Amendment to Measure 24 [Full Language (PDF)]

Shall the undergraduates and graduate students of UCSC increase the current quarterly Transportation Fee of $111.66 per student by $10.34 in Fall 2019, an additional $14.00 in Fall 2020, an additional $15.00 in Fall 2021, an additional $12.00 in Fall 2022, an additional $8.00 in Fall 2023, an additional $3.00 each Fall Quarter from 2024 through 2027, and an additional $4.00 in Fall 2028 and Fall 2029 ($191 quarterly total) which will provide additional funding to sustain transit services provided through Campus Transit Operations and the service contract with Santa Cruz Metro Transit District?


Student Union Assembly Constitutional Amendments

This amendment on the undergraduate student ballot focuses on providing new mechanisms for transparency and accountability concerning the Student Union Assembly. A total of 162 changes address loopholes in quorum calculation, reform the executive officer recall process, and add a Judicial Council to address SUA member conduct and the actions of the SUA in general. Further, the amendment provides a robust impeachment process, a method for constituent organizations to disagree with the SUA, and also tie the SUA to the California Ralph M. Brown Act governing meetings and equitable access. Finally, the amendment acknowledges the jurisdiction, power, and rights of student organizations on this campus. Ultimately, these changes serve as a step forward in building trust between the SUA, student organizations, student governments, and the Undergraduate Student Body at UC Santa Cruz.

A vote of YES is a vote in favor of adopting this amendment into the SUA Constitution effective at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year. A vote of NO is a vote against adopting this amendment.

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Student Union Assembly Elections

The undergraduate student ballot will also include voting for Student Union Assembly Officers and Representatives. For more information on the SUA positions, please see the SUA Officer position descriptions. Please review candidate statements to learn more about the candidates.

President
Raynier Ramos
Davon Thomas

Vice President, Academic Affairs
Sierra Berg
Aakriti Singh

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Rachel Freeman-Cohen
Saxon Stahl

Vice President, External Affairs
Lauren Woo

Vice President, Internal Affairs
Alexandrina Chavez
Cameron Elliott

Ishaan S. Khemani


Vice President, Student Life
Bella Bullock

Graduate Student Association Elections

The graduate student ballot will also include voting for Graduate Student Assembly Officers. Please review candidate statements to learn more about the candidates.

President
Yulia Gilichinskaya (Film & Digital Media) & Tony Boardman (Literature)

Chair of the Council
Radhika Prasad (Literature)
Abigail Walsh (Psychology)

Vice President of Shared Governance
Veronica Hamilton (Psychology) & Sarah Mason (Sociology)

External Vice President
Rebecca Ora (Film & Digital Media)

Secretary/Webmaster
Roy Sfadia (Physics)
Paloma Medina (Biomolecular Engineering)
Jane Komori (History of Consciousness) & Jack Davies (History of Consciousness)

Treasurer
Isaac Karth (Computational Media) & Rowan Powell (Politics)

Solidarity Officer
Natalie Ng (Anthropology) & Clara Qin (Environmental Studies)
Karla E. Reyes (Latin American and Latino Studies) & Michelle Gomez Parra (Sociology)


Opinion Poll

Click here to review the ballot language for the Sustainability Office's opinion poll.