This was the second meeting of the quarter, and was held at the Alumni Room in the University Center from 6–8 p.m.

This week’s gathering was not an official meeting, since it did not meet its quorum, which is the minimum amount of representatives to conduct business and vote.



– On Oct. 19, the Student Regents will be hosting a conference discussing Prop 30. It will be held at the Cervantes and Velasquez Conference Room from 2:30–3:30 p.m.

– There is one week left to register to vote. An online voter registration tool is available on eCommons.

– This year’s Practical Activism Conference, a student-led conference on activism, will take place on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College Nine/Ten Multipurpose Room.


New Business:

– The Resource Center, which serves various diverse communities on campus, is being restructured. They have faced a cut in staffing — the number of program coordinators from 5 to 2.

– The SUA will be voting to amend a new position, the director of student life, which will be in charge of reaching out to students.

– The SUA plans to take 90 UCSC students to the Student of Color Conference held in UC Riverside. The date of the conference is Nov. 9–11.



– Kevin Huang, the Organizing Director for SUA, discussed Voter Suppression Laws, which are laws that discourage or prevent certain people from voting.

– Another presentation by Huang covered both sides of Prop 32, which would claim to ban corporate and union monetary contributions to local candidates.

– Huang also discussed that the AFSCME 3299 does not currently have a contract with the UC, which affects the working conditions of service and patient care workers.

– Huang discussed Sallie Mae’s relationship with UCSC. Sallie Mae profits 95 cents for each UCSC

student transaction.