The Undergraduate Students Association Council discussed the reallocation of $200,000 in undergraduate funds to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. The USA Elections Board chair also presented a finalized version of the election calendar to the council.
Undergraduate students will vote for their next student government from April 30 to May 7.
The Undergraduate Students Association Elections Board, which manages all Undergraduate Students Association Council elections, finalized a version of the election calendar for the 2021 spring election season on Tuesday.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council is launching a COVID-19 relief fund that will distribute more than $120,000 to undergraduate students financially impacted by the pandemic.
The USAC 2021 Pandemic Relief Fund, managed by the Financial Supports Commission, will select 482 students and give them $250 checks.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council approved changes to the USA Election Codes and USA Election Social Media Guidelines for the upcoming election cycle. USAC also finalized changes to the Transfer Student Representative bylaws and approved a timeline for the second round of surplus fund distribution.
This post was updated Feb. 15 at 09:06 p.m.
New procedural changes aim to make undergraduate student government elections more accessible, student officials said.
The Undergraduate Students Association Council unanimously approved several changes in January to the undergraduate elections code, though some council members said some of the changes may not be necessary or effective.
An undergraduate student government fund launched a pilot program in mid-January that will fund students focusing on sustainability on campus.
The pilot student support fund will give up to $300 in either UCLA Store gift cards or honorarium payments to individual students who are working in unpaid sustainability work at UCLA, said Sachi Cooper, the Undergraduate Students Association Council facilities commissioner and the committee chair for The Green Initiative Fund.
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