Student Government: Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commissioner

Contact Information

Name: Jared Lopez



Payrate: Volunteer

Payrate Stipend: No

Work Study: No

Resume Required: Yes

Options: N/A


Hours per Week: Varies between approx. 5-8 hrs/wk depending on individual circumstances. Hours beyond specified requirement will be considered additional volunteer experience.

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 10, 2022


Job Number: 0008-4834-2022

Last Date to Apply: April 24, 2022


The Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC) is responsible for investigating and recommending policies and programs concerning under-represented communities at UC Davis. The commission accomplishes this task by establishing liaison and achieving rapport with on and off-campus communities . Composed of nine members and up to four alternates, the commission welcomes visitors at its weekly meetings.  

Our goal is to help historically marginalized groups who face institutionalized, internalized, and systemic oppression represent themselves. We serve as an anti-racist, anti-colonialist, and anti-capitalist body to ensure marginalized communities and identities are prioritized in our advocacy. We are here to propose legislation and support events that honor or affect different ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds. We will voice your concerns if needed to, and will empower cross-cultural interaction in order to represent and bring awareness within our communities, student body, and the University of California, Davis.


As a part of ASUCD, you agree to subscribe to the ASUCD Newsletter.


  • Commissioners must attend and actively participate in commission meetings and projects (legislation, etc.)

  • Collaborate within ASUCD legislative branch (primarily senators and fellow commissions)

  • Coordinate events or outreach to student orgs

  • Provide input and effective solutions to the issues that affect underrepresented groups on campus



  • Knowledge about and passion for social justice

  • Open mind and positive attitude

  • Ability to collaborate well with others

  • Good writing & communication skills

  • Previous and/or present connection to various ethnic or cultural organizations preferred

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please list previous experience as it pertains to the position.
  2. Describe why you are qualified for this position and how it relates to your interests.
  3. Please briefly discuss the role of the UC Davis Principles of Community and your understanding of diversity and cultural competency.

Approved ___________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________

All student assistant positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedures for Staff Member (PPSM). See PPSM Policy & Procedures 3, Exhibit A and Exhibit B. Volunteer positions are subject to all entitlements in Policy & Procedure Manual 380 – Section 08, Volunteer Services. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.