Vice Chancellor's Fund for Special Initiatives enables the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Michael D. Young, to direct funds to the area of greatest need.
Arts & Lectures For 50 years, Arts & Lectures at UC Santa Barbara has been entertaining, inspiring and educating audiences throughout the Central Coast. Our program is uniquely comprehensive, featuring an exciting and diverse array of superb performing arts, films, lectures and literary events. We extend these programs with lively residency, education and outreach programs which annually serve more than 20,000 K-12 and University students, as well as our community. In addition, Arts & Lectures commissions artists to create new work. Few other presenting programs in California -- or even the country -- approach this breadth of activity.
A gift to Arts & Lectures helps fill the substantial gap between ticket sales and performance costs, allowing us to bring both world-class and emerging artists onstage and into the community. As a way of saying "Thank You" to our supporters, we offer many unique events and opportunities to heighten your Arts & Lectures experience with our Producers Circle Program.
For more information about Arts & Lectures, please contact Amy Lassere at 805-893-3465 or email@example.com.
Campus Learning Assistance Services or "CLAS" helps students to improve their academic achievement by offering intensive services including tutoring, exam preparation and review sessions, and assistance with writing papers. Your donations help CLAS extend its hours, employ student and professional staff, and maintain tutoring for the broadest ranges of classes possible—including engineering classes. www.clas.ucsb.edu
Career Services assist students in selecting their majors, choosing careers, and securing jobs. Your donations help Career Services to advise students regarding majors and careers, hold career fairs, offer internships, and bring recruiters to campus. career.ucsb.edu
Counseling Services and mental health initiatives range from campus emergency response protocols to a 24-hour help line to group and individual work with students that helps them to manage stress, adjust to life away from home, and deal with issues such as anxiety and depression. Your donations support student peers and student mental health interns, help fund suicide prevention campaigns, and allow for placement of mental health professionals in satellite offices across campus. www.counseling.ucsb.edu
Disabled Students Program or "DSP" ensures equal access and adequate support for students with physical and learning disabilities as well as students living with serious illness. Your donations help fund readers, note takers, sign language interpreters, exam accommodations, scholarships, advising, and access to adaptive technology equipment. dsp.sa.ucsb.edu
Educational Opportunity Program or "EOP" offers academic, social, and cultural support for low-income and first-generation college students. Your donations fund student scholarships to the Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP); stipends for EOP students to serve as peer counselors; academic advising and personal counseling; and American Indian, African American, Chican@/Latin@, and Asian American cultural services that inform identity, build community, and educate the campus about its many student cultures. www.sa.ucsb.edu/eop
Health & Wellness Program (wwww.wellness.ucsb.edu)
The UCSB Health & Wellness (H & W) Program works with students, staff, faculty, parents and community members to create and maintain healthier learning environments for all students. Based on best practices in health promotion, positive development and universal prevention, H & W enhances student well-being through a multidisciplinary program that focuses on health and life skills.
The MultiCultural Center or "MCC" engages students in programming aimed at social justice, racial equality, and appreciation of cultures. Your donations fund the Race Matters Series, assist the MCC in maintaining its facilities (theater, in-house kitchen, lounge, and art gallery), and help to employ student staff. mcc.sa.ucsb.edu
Scholarships and Financial Aid make a college education possible for high-achieving students from low-income families. Your donations are increasingly critical as fees rise, family incomes shrink, and more and more students find a college education out of reach. www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Scholarships.asp
Student Health (studenthealth.sa.ucsb.edu) provides students with services ranging from "cold and flu clinics" to substance abuse prevention programs.
The Women's Center (www.sa.ucsb.edu/women%27scenter) provides a safe space for students as they advocate for gender equality and the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other oppressed communities. Your donations help to fund the Rape Prevention Education Program, the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (www.sa.ucsb.edu/sgd) as well as and a variety of important programs.
Please also consider donating to our Net Zero Initiative. The Division of Student Affairs is undertaking an ambitious plan to achieve zero net energy on all of our buildings by 2013 by combining increased energy efficiencies with on-site generation of clean energy (eight campus buildings with over 375,000 square feet). Riding the "6th wave of innovation" to zero net energy will enable us to:
- Achieve the highest level LEED-Existing Building and Operations Management (LEED-EBOM) rating for all eight buildings
- Assume national leadership in creating a financial, technical, and operational template for other institutions to use in achieving zero net energy
- Demonstrate the feasibility of using fixed cost financing to invest in zero net energy
- Eliminate risk to the student affairs operating budget by redirecting funds that would have been spent on utilities to student programs and services
- Address zero net energy issues that—as yet—no one else has considered such as how to heat pools without using natural gas and how to use a whole systems approach to successfully and safely move entire buildings and complexes of buildings "off grid"
- Transition from fossil fuels, eliminate carbon emissions, and take another step toward re-establishing environmental health and human well-being through use of 100% renewable energy
Our partners include Southern California Edison, Public Interest Energy Research (PIER), and Green Works Consultants. To donate to the Student Affairs Net Zero Initiative, simply click for online giving at the top of this Web page, then indicate "zero net initiative" on the "other" line of the online giving form. Or, call Catherine Boyer in Student Affairs Grants and Development at (805) 893-5037.