Calling all students: UC wants your input on sexual violence and prevention

The University of California is inviting students to apply for a seat on the inaugural student advisory board tasked with providing input on UC sexual harassment and sexual violence issues.

Members will serve as liaisons to students on their campuses and help advise the university’s systemwide Title IX office on its ongoing prevention and response efforts. They will also assist in identifying emerging issues related to sexual harassment and sexual violence and contribute to the policy review process.

“This board will play a crucial role by providing a much-needed student perspective,” said Systemwide Title IX Officer Kathleen Salvaty. “I look forward to hearing students’ concerns and ideas, and leveraging their input so we can further improve university policies.”

Interested students may apply online by Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

The new 19-member board will include one undergraduate and one graduate student from each campus, except for UCSF, which does not offer undergraduate programs and will be represented by one graduate student.

Board members will serve from Jan. 2018 to June 2019; subsequent members will serve the term of one academic year. Staff from the UC Office of the President will serve as ad hoc advisers.

Board members are expected to:

  • Be enrolled students in good standing;
  • Participate in in-person board meetings and on monthly conference calls;
  • Be active members in the campus community and be receptive to feedback from all students; and
  • Lead small working groups at their home campus to ensure broad outreach.

A selection committee of students and UC Office of the President staff will review the applications and notify selected board members in early January.